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Oscar De La Hoya Gives Health Update after Spending Three Days Hospitalized with COVID-19

Edduin Carvajal
Sep 13, 2021
03:40 A.M.
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After boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya had a scary bout with COVID-19, he took to Instagram to give his fans and followers a much-needed health update.

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Oscar De La Hoya, also known as the “Golden Boy,” has been attracting people’s attention since the late 80s and early 90s due to his outstanding boxing career.

In 2009, after winning an Olympic gold medal, different championships, and being recognized as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, he retired.

Oscar De La Hoya on June 20, 2017 in New York City and from a hospital bed in an Instagram post from September 3, 2021 | Photo: Getty Images - Instagram.com/oscardelahoya

Oscar De La Hoya on June 20, 2017 in New York City and from a hospital bed in an Instagram post from September 3, 2021 | Photo: Getty Images - Instagram.com/oscardelahoya

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On September 11, 2021, De La Hoya was expected to return to the ring to fight Brazilian mixed martial artist Vitor Belfort in what many believed was the biggest fight of his life.

He confessed he would reach another personal milestone through the event and added that the fight would finally put closure on his career. Unfortunately, destiny had different plans.

Oscar De La Hoya on June 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Oscar De La Hoya on June 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

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On September 3, De La Hoya announced on social media that he had been hospitalized due to coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated and taking care of himself.

The boxer pointed out that he would not fight Belfort even though his preparation for the event had become “everything” to him over the last few months.

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De La Hoya, who said he was in pretty bad shape, thanked his followers for the support received and admitted to being confident that he could return to the ring before 2021 ended.

Another former fighter who recently tested positive for coronavirus was Joe Rogan.

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On September 8, he provided a health update. De La Hoya confessed that the illness hit him “really hard,” and he had to stay in the hospital getting treatment for three days. From what looked like his home, he added:

“I was in the best shape of my life, and I really can't wait to get back in the ring. Thank you very much for all your well wishes and all your support. I appreciate it.”

As People reported, cases like De La Hoya’s – who contracted COVID-19 even though he was fully vaccinated – are rare but possible because vaccines are not 100 percent effective.

Another former fighter who recently tested positive for coronavirus was Joe Rogan. He got sick after a series of tour shows but didn’t need to be hospitalized, luckily.

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