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Oscar De La Hoya Suffers Relapse, Returns to Drug and Alcohol Rehab
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Oscar De La Hoya Suffers Relapse, Returns to Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Sep 10 2013, 10:46pm CDT | by

Boxing legend and fight promoter Oscar de la Hoya apparently hasn't gotten over his fight with drugs and alcohol, as he checked himself into an undisclosed facility. He will miss the Floyd Mayweather, Jr.-Canelo Alvarez fight in the process.

Boxing legend and fight promoter Oscar de la Hoya isn't through with drugs and alcohol.  According to Jeff Powell of Mail Online, de la Hoya admitted himself into a rehab facility mere days before...

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Oscar De La Hoya Suffers Relapse, Returns to Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Sep 10 2013, 10:46pm CDT | by

Oscar De La Hoya Suffers Relapse, Returns to Drug and Alcohol Rehab Photo Credit: Getty Images

Boxing legend and fight promoter Oscar de la Hoya apparently hasn't gotten over his fight with drugs and alcohol, as he checked himself into an undisclosed facility. He will miss the Floyd Mayweather, Jr.-Canelo Alvarez fight in the process.

Boxing legend and fight promoter Oscar de la Hoya isn't through with drugs and alcohol. 

According to Jeff Powell of Mail Online, de la Hoya admitted himself into a rehab facility mere days before the biggest fight of his promotional career -- the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. versus Canelo Alvarez bout on September 14. 

de la Hoya first admitted his struggle with drugs, alcohol and suicidal thoughts two years ago in a Spanish-language network Univision interview. Back then, he said he reached "rock bottom" after the substances severly affected his marriage

He confessed during that time that cocaine was his preference. He also said he was unfaithful to his wife. 

"We are obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful.

"My drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol...Cocaine was recent. The last two years, last two-and-a-half years, and I depended more on the alcohol and the cocaine."

Now, his struggles have re-surfaced. 

de la Hoya released a statement on September 10 which was featured on FightNews.com:

"Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming up this weekend. His is the ring and mine is treatment. I will not be at the fight to cheer Canelo to victory since I have voluntarily admitted myself into a treatment facility. 

"I explained this to Canelo and he understood that my health and long-term recovery from my disease must come first. Thank you for your understanding. I ask for your support and privacy during this difficult time for me and my family."

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schafer said the media tour for the Mayweather-Alvarez megafight may have something to do with de la Hoya's relapse. He also expressed his support for the troubled promoter, per Powell.

"Our first thoughts are to wish Oscar well but obviously, the show must go on. 

"He had been doing so well and the first thing is for him to work through it again and come back all the stronger. 

"I'm sure he can do that, he is a strong-willed guy. But maybe this time it might be better if he doesn't come back from treatment and dive straight back into boxing.

"As we know, this is a tough business with a lot of influences around you, some of them bad.

"The media tour might have had some bearing on this. When you're on the road, there are even more temptations." 

de la Hoya's last professional fight took place on December 6, 2008, when he lost to Manny Pacquiao by TKO. He stepped down from the ring with a 39-6 record with 30 knockouts. 

 
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Is Canelo this generation's Oscar de la Hoya?

Jul 15 2014 1:37pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

Think about it... Pretty boy image that brings casual fans but made some dislike him and overshadows his ability Mexican heritage Style is somewhat similar (not prime Oscar but the 154 version) both come forward boxers yet not exactly pressure fighters. Slow feet but very fast hands. Both are great combination punchers. Willingness to take challenges, uncommon for a fighter of such popularity Controversial, ...
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6 weeks ago

Oscar De La Hoya says Gennady Golovkin is on the list of potential next opponents for Canelo (but is he really?)

Jul 14 2014 1:53pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Oscar De La Hoya says Gennady Golovkin could be a potential next opponent for Canelo Alvarez. (But probably not.) During an interview following Canelo Alvarez's split decision win over Erislandy Lara, promoter Oscar De La Hoya mentioned to Sports Illustrated reporter Chris Mannix that Gennady Golovkin (29-(26)-0) might be next in line for Canelo. Oscar De La Hoya drops a fascinating name for Canelo's next: Gennady Golovkin. "GGG is a dan ...
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Canelo vs. Lara opinion

Jul 13 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

Am I the only one around here who thinks Lara actually won the fight? WTF was up with the Martinez judge scoring it 117-111? Think he got rich helping DeLaHoya keep his baby boy still major PPV worthy in an unworthy victory? He was throwing so many air punches and majority of the punches were BLOCKED. Where do they find these judges? Lara should've won this by majority decision. Side notes: De La Hoya di ...
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6 weeks ago

Canelo Alvarez scores close win in brilliant fight with Lara; three names being mentioned for the Mexican star’s next fight: Golovkin, Cotto, Kirkland!

Jul 13 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: eastsideboxing

The usual debates that take place after a close fight has been awarded to the “house” fighter, or the big star, over the lesser name with less promotional clout on his side, have already begun. Some say Saul Canelo Alvarez was a worthy winner over slick southpaw Erislandy Lara in Las Vegas last night, while others claim the Cuban talent was robbed of a deserving win. The split decision proved one thing: it’s never easy being a boxing judge. But whatever you think of last night’s scoring ...
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