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De La Hoya Admits To His Demons, Considered Suicide

By Mel Ohlhoft

During an interview with Univision, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya said he thought about suicide and continues to attend rehab because of his additictions to drugs and alcohol. The network provided an translated transcript of the interview. De La Hoya has cleaned up his life, staying sober for the last three months and joined Alcoholics Anonymous. De La Hoya retired in 2009 after a 16-year career.

"Within couple of years, just thinking if my life was even worth it. I don't have the strength, I don't have the courage to take my own life but I was thinking about it," De La Hoya said.

"There were drugs, my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol, hmm. Cocaine was recent. The last 2 years, last 2 1/2 years and I depended more in the alcohol than the cocaine," De La Hoya said. "It took me to a place where I felt safe, it took me to a place where I felt as if nobody can say anything to me, it took me to a place where I just can reach out and grab my mom."

He also discussed his unfaithful incidents which led to a separation with his wife. The two are back together.

"We are obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful," De La Hoya said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jmmfan on 09-01-2011

I'm getting kind of tired about feeling sad for millionaires and their sob stories because they can't handle their lines.

Comment by Weebler I on 09-01-2011

[QUOTE=La_Vibora;11064646]What is going on with all of these boxers getting hooked on coke I.e. ODH, Calzaghe, Hatton, Tyson, [B]etc[/B]. I wonder what the hell is going on?[/QUOTE] I'm sure there are many more. I guess boxers go to a lot…

Comment by budfr on 09-01-2011

The problem with people nowadays, specially in the U.S., is that everything is related to money. A person is succesful if he makes money, therefore if you become filthy rich like Oscar.... you stop enjoying the basics of life.

Comment by La_Vibora on 08-31-2011

What is going on with all of these boxers getting hooked on coke I.e. ODH, Calzaghe, Hatton, Tyson, etc. I wonder what the hell is going on?

Comment by elgranluchadore on 08-31-2011

[QUOTE=fdotorres;11064004]living a hard life is difficult. how can't taking a shortcut be cowardly? it's like saying that quitting on a stool is more brave than getting KTFO :lol1: suicide is for cowards who can't handle their lives. that's why they…

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