Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

De La Hoya on His Demons, Regaining Golden Boy Control

By Carlos Arias

LAS VEGAS --- Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya said he understands how Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer could find him unreliable because of his bouts with drug and alchohol addiction.

"Absolutely, that's very understandable," De La Hoya said. "Listen, everybody has their troubles. Everybody in this world has trouble and issues that they have to deal with. Now, I'm dealing with them. "Everybody in this world has troubles. I’m not running away from them anymore. See, the easy part for me was running away. I'm not running away anymore. I’m getting the bull by the horns. What matters the most to me right now is obviously my family, but this company, boxing. That's what matters to me the most behind my family. The fans, they want to see great fights. This is important to me. I had a little derailment, a big one. I did. I don't want to stay down. I'm tired of staying down. I'm a fighter and I'm going to fight."

De La Hoya said he is back and he wants to take control of his company.

"The bottom line is that I was not well," De La Hoya said. "I got caught up with stuff, and I was down and out. I really was, so I decided to get back up, to fight for me, to fight for my family, to fight for boxing, the sport I dearly love, the sport that gave me everything I have. I’m here now. You can’t take me out anymore. I’m here, and I have my plans, and my vision, and no one’s going to stop me, that’s for sure. The company is named Golden Boy for a reason. This is the fight of my life right now. I love it. I can win."

What is he fighting?

"Life! Life," De La Hoya said.

Contact Carlos Arias on Twitter @PunchyMcGee.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jimmy The Geek on 05-04-2014

[QUOTE=Fighting_Pride;14503743]it's funny how people think schaefer will be showered by cash and takes control of tmt. mayweather already has a promoter and an adviser. schaefer don't fit in the picture. dela hoya built schaefer into what he is today from…

Comment by 1pnchndn on 05-04-2014

If you haven't been addicted to coke and alcohol and have a half billion in your bank account. Stfu.

Comment by Fighting_Pride on 05-04-2014

it's funny how people think schaefer will be showered by cash and takes control of tmt. mayweather already has a promoter and an adviser. schaefer don't fit in the picture. dela hoya built schaefer into what he is today from…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-03-2014

I really hope he has won the fight against drug- and alcoholaddiction. If he has, it's great news for boxing. His original visions for Golden Boy Promotions was great, but the Company has not lived up to expectations unfortunately. Maybe…

Comment by Corelone on 05-03-2014

[QUOTE=Johnny_Roa;14500518]He's gonna fck up his company, merge with top rank, get paid way less money. And Richard, Mayweather and Al gonna be filthy rich[/QUOTE] He might over compensate, guilt trip, try too hard to be a nice guy in a…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Angel Garcia, Mayweather Tarnished What Should've Been Good Week for Boxing WBA Champ Ortiz Wins Decision Over Ramos in Mexico City Robert Garcia: Canelo Has A lot More To Lose in Chavez Jr. Bout Hairon Socarras Training Hard in Miami For February 3 Return Zab Judah Returns, Blasts Out Munguia in Two Rounds Jose Pedraza Confident That He Will Return Strong at Lightweight Javier Fortuna Ready - Targets Sosa, Corrales, Lomachenko Alvarez vs. Chavez Rematch is Being Planned For March 11 Miguel Cotto: Juan Manuel Marquez Fight is Very Viable Bradley Pryce Announces Retirement After Defeat Robbie Davies Jr. Crushes Zoltan Szabo, Retains WBA Regional Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Win Decisions, Khattab Shocked Bellew: 'Ego Maniac' David Haye Better Hope He Ends Me in Four Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me' Frank Warren on The James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Outcome Early Results Are In: BoxingScene Ratings Update Linares vs. Crolla II Card - Tomi Tatham To Face Liam Conroy Lewis Crocker To Make Pro Debut on February 18th in Belfast Horn: Pacquiao Has Been Knocked Out Before, I Have The Power! Brook Frustrated By Khan, Admits a Lack of Motivation for Spence Conlan Expects Army of Irish Fans To Hit NY For Pro Debut Card Ricardo Mayorga Was Motivated By His Family To Resume Career De La Hoya: Chavez Will Not Be Easy For Canelo, It's a Big Concern Danny Roman Stops Adam Lopez in Ninth To Win WBA Eliminator De La Hoya: Donald Trump Refused To Come To Canelo's Fight Wilder Hopes The WBC Comes Down on Alexander Povetkin Stevenson Wants to Face Smith in NY; 4/29 Negotiations Ongoing Errol Spence Stays Ready in The Gym as IBF Scenario Plays Out WBC Reacts To Behavior, Controversial Comments By Angel Garcia Sullivan Barrera Accepts Artur Beterbiev IBF Eliminator WBA President Gives Status on Heavyweights, PED Testing, More Luis Ortiz vs. Jarrell Miller Could Top First Matchroom Card in U.S. Video: Michael Conlan Discusses His Pro Debut in March Joshua Coming To America, as Hearn Begins Build To Wilder Fight
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement