Oscar De La Hoya has checked himself into a rehabilitation clinic in California, according to TMZ. Oscar De La Hoya is said to have checked in within the last few weeks for an unknown abuse problem.
The boxing legend had tweeted various motivational messages in the past few days, such as: 'Take a deep breath and let out all that anger that makes you hate. it really is going to be o.k' and 'Stop finding excuses not to live. Life is controlled by what you make of it and not of what it makes of you.' Following TMZ's report on Saturday (22 May 2011), ESPN reports that, in a statement, De La Hoya claimed: 'After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on. Like everyone, I have my flaws, and I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws.' De La Hoya has asked people to respect his privacy in the next few months.
Oscar De La Hoya, who had won an Olympic Medal back in 1992, has a career record of 39-6. He retired from boxing in 2009.