Oscar De La Hoya: Golden Boy Falls on Hard Times, Lands in Rehab
Oscar De La Hoya checks in to rehab
The road to sobriety will be a tougher task than Oscar De La Hoya ever faced inside a boxing ring. The owner of Golden Boy Promotions, and one of the most decorated and popular boxers in the world, has checked himself into rehab after a long battle with cocaine and alcohol.
After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on. Like everyone, I have my flaws, and I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws.
Throughout my career and my life, I have always met all challenges head-on, and this is no different. I am confident that with the support of my family and friends, I will become a stronger, healthier person.
Of course all anyone wants is for De La Hoya to get better, but anyone who knows about addiction should know just what a difficult battle he’s about to embark on.
If I can use another tired boxing metaphor: Addiction isn’t the fighter with a glass jaw. It’s the boxer who takes a punch and keeps punching back. De La Hoya is going to have to go the distance.
Plenty of men like him have been knocked out by it. Hopefully De La Hoya will show that trademark toughness that made him a champion.
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