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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

De La Hoya Back in Rehab, Won't Be at Mayweather-Canelo

Posted By on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM

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Former Olympic and 10-time world boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya, a promoter in the September 14 Floyd Mayweather-Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez fight, announced today he admitted himself to an undisclosed alcohol and drugs facility.

"Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming up this weekend," De La Hoya said in a statement. "His is in the ring and mine in treatment."

It is De La Hoya's second stint at rehab, after admitting to alcohol and drug abuse in 2011.

The statement continued:

"I will not be at the fight this Saturday 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."

In 2011, he told Univision about his alcohol/cocaine abuse, suicidal thoughts, and unfaithfulness to his wife.


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