Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya enters rehab

In boxing headlines this week, just days before the fight between Floyd Mayweather- Canelo Alvarez, boxing legend and Golden Boy Promotions Founder Oscar De La Hoya has announced that he’s checked himself into rehab. Alvarez is promoted by Golden Boy. De La Hoya released a statement announcing the decision.

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 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.

Floyd Mayweather said he was wishing De La Hoya the best calling him a “true champion.”