Asked to respect the family
Oscar de la Hoya, a former American professional boxer of Mexican descent and the first boxer who could win in six different weight classes, a world champion, suffers in his own words in a drug and alcohol addiction. In a public statement he announced that he has gone to fight addiction in a rehabilitation center for drugs and alcohol in California.
"I know I have a problem. This is an honest assessment of me. I have my faults, like any other human being. I would not stand as a loser and I will submit myself why a particular treatment. In my career I've every challenge that I faced was found. I am confident that I beat with the support of my family and friends of my addiction. I ask for respect towards my family and our privacy, "was the statement by the former boxing superstar.
De La Hoya, who is married to Puerto Rican pop star Millie Corretjer, is in the U.S. still has a ground magnetic and earned during his career fairs, which were measured only Mike Tyson or Lennox Lewis. On 14 April 2009, the "Golden Boy"the end of his active boxing career known.