Oscar De La Hoya was admitted to the hospital with Covid 19 days before resuming his boxing career.
On August 24, Oscar De La Hoya took part in an open workout as he prepared for a bout on September 11.
Oscar De La Hoya, a Hall of Fame boxer, has been hospitalised with Covid-19, according to his social media postings.
De La Hoya, who claims to be completely immunised, has stated that his almost 13-year absence from the ring would be postponed.
De La Hoya, 48, said on Twitter, “Preparing for this return has meant everything to me over the past months, and I want to thank everyone for their amazing support.” “I’m presently in the hospital receiving treatment, but I expect to be back in the ring by the end of the year. God bless you everyone and keep you safe.”
De La Hoya adds in a video that accompanied the declaration, “What are my odds of obtaining Covid, for example? I’ve been taking care of myself, and this really smacked me in the face.”
On September 11,
De La Hoya, dubbed “The Golden Boy,” was set to face Vitor Belfort in Los Angeles. The bout between the two has been cancelled owing to De La Hoya’s illness, according to fight promoter Triller. Belfort will instead face Evander Holyfield.
According to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, which admitted De La Hoya in 2014, he is a 10-time world champion in six different weight classes.
In 1997 and 1998, The Ring magazine rated him the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
In 1992, he earned a gold medal as a lightweight in Barcelona, making him the only American to win an Olympic medal that year.
According to BoxRec.com, he fought in some of the most memorable professional fights in history, facing other Hall of Famers ten times.
Julio Cesar Chavez (twice), Hector Camacho, Arturo Gatti, and Pernell Whitaker were all beaten by him.
However, he was defeated twice by “Sugar” Shane Mosley, as well as Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Felix Trinidad.
He was also defeated by Manny Pacquiao, a future Hall of Famer.
According to BoxRec.com, he has a 24-5 record in world championship bouts.
Golden Boy Promotions was created with De La Hoya during 2002.