Oscar De La Hoya hospitalized with Covid, withdraws from Belfort combat
Hall of Fame boxer Oscar De La Hoya has been hospitalized with step forward Covid-19, he introduced Friday on social media.
“I mean, what are the chances of me getting Covid? I’ve been taking care of myself and this really, really kicked my a–,” the fighter stated in a video from his sanatorium mattress.
De La Hoya, 48-year-old, was once scheduled to combat Vitor Belfort on Set. 11 in Los Angeles after 13 years clear of the hoop. The boxer stated because of his analysis, he needed to withdraw.
“Preparing for this comeback has been everything to me over the last months, and I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support,” he stated in a commentary accompanying the video. “I am currently in the hospital getting treatment and am confident I will be back in the ring before the year is up. God bless everyone and stay safe.”
De La Hoya’s fit with Belfort was once going to be the principle tournament of a Triller Fight Club. Co-founder Ryan Kavanaugh informed ESPN that Evander Holyfield has agreed to step in and combat Belfort.
De La Hoya, sometimes called “The Golden Boy,” has received 10 global titles in six other weight categories, consistent with the International Boxing Hall of Fame, which inducted him in 2014. He was once one of the in style boxers within the historical past of the game, producing loads of thousands and thousands of bucks from his pay-per-view suits, biography.com reported. His closing skilled combat was once a loss to Manny Pacquiao in 2008. The fighter retired the next 12 months.