Following many social media postings, Oscar De La Hoya, a Hall of Fame boxer, revealed that he had been admitted to the hospital with Covid-19.
De La Hoya, who claims to be completely immunized, has stated that his almost 13-year absence from the ring would be postponed until further notice.
On Twitter, Oscar De La Hoya said, “Preparing for this return has meant everything to me over the past several months, and I want to express my gratitude to everyone for their unwavering support.” De La Hoya is 48 years old and is a former boxing champion. “I am now undergoing treatment at a hospital, and I am certain that I will return to the ring before the end of the calendar year. Thank you for reading, and may God bless you and keep you safe.”
In a video that followed the news, De La Hoya said, “I am honored to be here today.” “That is, what are my odds of being approved for Covid treatment? I’ve been taking good care of myself, so this came as a huge disappointment.”
In about planned on September 11 in Los Angeles, De La Hoya, also known as “The Golden Boy,” intended to take on Vitor Belfort. According to Triller, the bout’s promoter, the fight between the two fighters has been postponed owing to De La Hoya’s declining health.
Belfort will instead face Evander Holyfield in a boxing match.
International Boxing Hall of Fame member Oscar De La Hoya has 10 world titles in six different weight classes to his credit, according to the organization. During the 1997 and 1998 editions of The Ring magazine, he has voted the world’s greatest pound-for-pound fighter.
1992 saw him win the gold medal for a lightweight at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, becoming the only American to accomplish it in that year.
According to BoxRec.com, he competed in some of the most famous professional fights in history, and he faced other Hall of Famers ten times throughout his career.
He has beaten Pernell Whitaker, Arturo Gatti, Hector Camacho, and Julio Cesar Chavez.
In addition to “Sugar” Shane Mosley, he was also defeated by Felix Trinidad, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Bernard Hopkins.
In addition, he was defeated by Manny Pacquiao, who would go on to become a future Hall of Famer.
According to BoxRec.com, he has a 24-5 record in world championship bouts.
In 2002, De La Hoya founded Golden Boy Promotions with his brother, Manny.