Boxing Gloves (2016.037.0036)
Boxing gloves with, “To All Victims & Families / Orlando Cruz / To all victims & families / Your champion, Orlando Cruz” handwritten in silver marker.
Historical Notes: Gay Puerto Rican boxer, Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz, left these gloves at the Pulse Nightclub memorial on July 12th, 2016. He also visited the 49 wooden Orlando Regional Medical Center crosses at the History Center that day. Cruz dedicated his July 15th, 2016 championship match in Kissimmee to the victims. After the boxers entered the ring, there was a moment of silence and the bell rang 49 times in honor of each victim, 23 of whom were Puerto Rican. Cruz won the match.
Orlando Cruz, Pulse Nightclub, Pulse Nightclub Memorial, Tributes
- Object ID: 2016.037.0036
- Collection Site: Pulse Nightclub
- Collection Date: 07/21/2016
- Size: 11.5H X 5.75W