Oscar De La Hoya, the growing older corridor of fame boxer, stated he has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and he won’t participate in a comeback struggle deliberate for later this month.
Mr. De La Hoya, 48, posted movies on Instagram and Twitter on Friday of himself in a hospital mattress in Los Angeles. He says in Spanish to the digital camera that had been identified with Covid-19 although he was absolutely vaccinated.
“Me siento mal, mal, mal, mal, tengo Covid, mi pecho no — no puedo respirar bien.” “I really feel unhealthy, unhealthy, unhealthy, unhealthy, I’ve Covid, my chest doesn’t — I can’t breathe nicely.”
The boxer, who retired with a 39-6 skilled document and gained quite a few world titles, hasn’t fought in an expert boxing match since he misplaced to Manny Pacquiao in 2008. Mr. De La Hoya had been coaching in latest months for an match in opposition to Vitor Belfort, a former UFC champion, on Sept. 11 on the Staples Heart in Los Angeles.
Lately, Mr. De La Hoya, whose nickname was “Golden Boy,” has labored as a boxing promoter and final 12 months helped push to deliver boxing again throughout the pandemic, even when it meant there could be no followers within the enviornment. He will likely be changed within the struggle by Evander Holyfield, ESPN reported.