Boxing Legend Oscar De La Hoya Opens Up To CBS2/KCAL9′s Rick Garcia About Addiction Struggles
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Boxing legend and gold medalist Oscar De La Hoya has defeated plenty of opponents inside the ring. The demon he continuously faces outside the ring, however, is a different kind of challenge.
The ten-time world title holder is struggling in his fight against addiction.
Following his career inside the ring, which took off after winning the gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona OlympicDe La Hoya excelled further, becoming one of the top boxing promoters in the world.
De La Hoya, who almost lost everything when he was in and out of rehab two years ago, sat down with CBS2/KCAL9′s Rick Garcia, and spoke about his ongoing fight.
“My lowest point was feeling depressed, feeling miserable, losing my family, on the verge of losing my kids, my marriage,” De La Hoya told Garcia. “My business was going to go out the window. I would have to say just loneliness and separation from the world.”