Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Oscar De La Hoya to enter treatment facility, will miss Alvarez-Mayweather fight

Former world champion and the head of Golden Boy promotions Oscar De La Hoya says he will be checking into an undisclosed treatment facility for reasons unknown and won't be attending the Floyd Mayweather - Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez fight which he is promoting.

De La Hoya previously went through rehabilitation in 2011 for alcohol and cocaine abuse.

De La Hoya released this statement:

"Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming up this weekend. His is the ring and mine in 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 longterm 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."

You have to hope De La Hoya can win his battles with his personal demons. He was a great champion in the ring and hopefully he can continue to be one in retirement.

I don't know how it'll affect Alvarez, but it has to be in the back of his mind going into the biggest fight of his career.

Hopefully De La Hoya can overcome this obstacle.

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