2015 has been a crazy year of sorts for Philadelphia boxer Yusaf Mack, as his secret lifestyle turned national headline-worthy when footage of him in an adult film with two other men hit the internet and outed him as an alleged homosexual.
After denying having sexual desires for men and claiming that he was drugged prior to the video, Mack finally confessed to being gay. But even still conquering his fears of being an openly gay man was tough for him as he had to explain his situation to his 10 children and ex-fiancee, some of which had their own gripes about Mack’s secret lifestyle.
Now, after months since keeping it real about his sexuality, Mack is more open than ever about sharing his lifestyle with others. In a recent interview with HipHollyoowd, the 35-year-old said that Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn inspired him to embrace his sexuality, too. He even compared his own situation to Jenner’s, being that they are both heralded sports champions and he was afraid of being judged.
“When I seen Bruce Jenner did it, I said ‘If he can do it, I can do it. I don’t have to hide anymore,’” he said. “He’s an Olympic four-time gold medalist, and I had several titles in boxing. If he can do it, it’s inspiring to me. I can do it.”
Mack also revealed his interest in transgender women saying, “My interest is trannies,” the boxer said. “I love trannies. I’m attracted to trannies. I don’t like nobody [with] muscle like me.”
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