Oscar De La Hoya Is Hospitalized With Covid-19, Drops out of Comeback Fight

Oscar De La Hoya, the getting old corridor of fame boxer, mentioned he has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and he is not going to participate in a comeback battle 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 despite the fact that he was totally vaccinated.

“Me siento mal, mal, mal, mal, tengo Covid, mi pecho no — no puedo respirar bien.” “I feel bad, bad, bad, bad, I have Covid, my chest doesn’t — I can’t breathe well.”

The boxer, who retired with a 39-6 skilled document and gained quite a few world titles, hasn’t fought in knowledgeable boxing match since he misplaced to Manny Pacquiao in 2008. Mr. De La Hoya had been coaching in current months for an match towards Vitor Belfort, a former UFC champion, on Sept. 11 on the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

In current years, Mr. De La Hoya, whose nickname was “Golden Boy,” has labored as a boxing promoter and final yr helped push to carry boxing again through the pandemic, even when it meant there can be no followers within the enviornment. He might be changed within the battle by Evander Holyfield, ESPN reported.