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De La Hoya admits himself into rehab, will miss Saturday's fight
Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions, has announced he will miss the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez fight Saturday in Las Vegas because he will be in rehab. Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy, spoke to RingTV.com about De La Hoya's decision.
Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions, has announced he will miss the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez fight Saturday in Las Vegas because he will be in rehab.
De La Hoya has had ongoing problems with substance abuse. Alvarez is his company’s star attraction.
“Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming up this weekend. His is the ring and mine in treatment,” De La Hoya said in a prepared statement. “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.”
"If you break your leg you can't go and say, 'I'm gonna go next week to the doctor.' You have to deal with these things as they happen. It was extremely important for Oscar to get the help he needed now," said Schaefer, indicating that De La Hoya's absence could go beyond this weekend and perhaps beyond his exiting rehab.