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Oscar De La Hoya has pulled out of his upcoming comeback fight after being hospitalized with COVID-19.
The 48-year-old revealed his diagnosis on Friday, eight days before his scheduled date to step into the ring to face former UFC champion Vitor Belfort at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
De La Hoya announced that he had contracted the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated.
He shared a video on Twitter from his hospital bed accompanied by a caption that read: ‘I wanted you to hear directly from me that despite being fully vaccinated, I contracted COVID and I will not be able to fight next weekend.’
“Preparing for this comeback has been everything to me for the past few months, and I want to thank everyone for his tremendous support.”
He added: ‘I am currently in the hospital receiving treatment and I am sure I will be back in the ring before the year is out. God bless you all and stay safe. ‘
In the clip of him, De La Hoya appeared to be having trouble breathing, before looking directly at the camera and saying, ‘What are the chances that I will get COVID? I’ve been taking care of myself and this really, really kicked my ass.
De La Hoya’s next comeback fight against Belfort was scheduled to be his first professional fight since his retirement in 2009.
De La Hoya shared a video from his hospital bed on Friday after contracting COVID-19
De La Hoya, who is nicknamed ‘The Golden Boy’, is ranked the 29th greatest fighter of all time, pound for pound.
He rose to fame after winning a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, just months after graduating from high school.
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The star has worked as a boxing promoter for the past two decades, and the match against Belfort was billed as a ‘return from a fight’.
He was promoted by Triller Fight Club, the promotion that backed Jake Paul’s big fight in 2019.
Legendary former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is ready to step in to replacer De La Hoya.
The California State Athletic Commission will have have to approve the Holyfield-Belfort showdown.
If the commission does not sanction the fight, then the bout could then be staged in Florida instead.
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is ready to replace Oscar De La Hoya
Earlier this week, De La Hoya made headlines after revealing that he was raped when he was 13 by a woman in her 30s, while at a boxing competition in Hawaii.
“I was raped at 13, by a woman, an older woman,” he told the Los Angeles Times.
‘Thirteen, I lost my virginity by being, you know, being raped, basically.
I think I was in Hawaii at some tournament. He was over 35 years old. ‘
“ You suppress everything, ” he said.
You’re living this life, the Golden Boy, but oh shit, wait, he’s still there.
“Like I never thought about it, I never processed it, I never really thought about what my feelings are … until one day it just comes out and you don’t know how to deal with it.”
De La Hoya is seen at the age of 12. At 13, he said, he was raped by a woman in her 30s
In 1998, when he was 25 years old, he was accused of having raped a 15-year-old girl in June 1996, in a hotel in Mexico. The case was settled out of court in 2001.
From 2007 onwards, De La Hoya battled substance abuse problems, seeking treatment multiple times for alcoholism and cocaine addiction.
He was engaged to former Miss USA Shanna Moakler, mother of his eldest daughter Atiana, but the relationship ended in September 2000 when Moakler, who was at home watching the Latin Grammys, saw De La Hoya escorting another woman to the show. .
From 2001 to 2016 he was married to the Puerto Rican singer Millie Corretjer, with whom he has three children.
He has two other sons, Jacob and Devon, from previous relationships.
In 2019, he was accused of inviting a woman, a registered nurse, to his Pasadena, California home in November 2017.
It was there, he claimed, that De La Hoya got drunk after revealing several bottles of liquor and a bag of “what appeared to be cocaine” in his kitchen.
De La Hoya allegedly took the woman into her room, where he says she told him about her fetish for transgender porn and asked if she wanted to “experiment” sexually. After she rejected several of her requests, she alleged that De La Hoya got angry and eventually ‘held her with one arm while she’ sexually assaulted her.
The woman claims that she “repeatedly said she didn’t and demanded that De La Hoya stop.”
In response to her screaming, she tells her, De La Hoya laughed and offered her a drink of alcohol. The woman claims that she refused and left her home in ‘extreme pain and shock’.
She said the allegations were false and that no charges were ever brought.
De La Hoya Quicks and Facts
- De La Hoya, 48, revealed his COVID diagnosis on Friday
- The boxer is currently in hospital and appears to be having trouble breathing
- De La Hoya contracted the virus despite being fully vaccinated
- He was scheduled to fight former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in a comeback bout next Saturday
- De La Hoya has now withdrawn from the fight; Evander Holyfield is ready to step in and replaced him