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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 the...

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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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7 weeks ago

SERGEY KOVALEV IS THE WBO FIGHTER OF THE YEAR; JOE CALZAGHE AND OSCAR DE LA HOYA HONORED AT THE WBO ANNUAL CONVENTION GALA DINNER

Oct 31 2014 3:59am CDT | Source: eastsideboxing

Boxing 24/7Boxing 24/7LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – World Boxing Organization (WBO) Light Heavyweight campion, Sergey Kovalev, was awarded tonight as the Fighter of the Year at the Gala Dinner of the WBO 27th Annual Convention, which were honored former WBO champions and International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees Joe Calzaghe and Oscar de la Hoya, in an event el at the Caesar's Palace Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The [.. ...
Source: eastsideboxing   Full article at: eastsideboxing
 

 
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8 weeks ago

Oscar to officially announce Dec 6 card

Oct 24 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: fight news

Oscar De La Hoya will host a press conference next week to announce the fight card headlined by NABF Middleweight Champion David Lemieux taking on middleweight contender “King” Gabriel Rosado on Saturday, December 6 at Barclays Center ...
Source: fight news   Full article at: fight news
 

 
 


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