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 Last update:  9/11/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Schaefer on De La Hoya Getting Help, Mayweather-Canelo
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Golden Boy promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer says Oscar de la Hoya's absence from Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez blockbuster is neccessary for the health of the former world champion.

Promoter de la Hoya will miss the light-middleweight unification fight in Las Vegas he helped to co-promote after returning to a treatment facilty to deal with his unspecified substance abuse and Schaefer told Sky Sports News that Oscar had to take time out to deal with his demons.

Schaefer said: "He actually called me on Monday afternoon and sounded terrible. He told me he needed help, that he can't go on. I put him in touch with the proper people and they helped him get into a rehab facility for substance abuse.

"Obviously the timing isn't good during the biggest fight week in the history of boxing the way it is shaping up but, you know, when you have an illness it's not like you can choose the timing and say I'm not going to go today, I'm going to go next Monday when you need hel p you need help and of course I'm supportive of that because health and life and family comes before everything else.

"As so Oscar is, as we speak, in a treatment facility in California. How long he's going to be there I don't know but I sure hope on behalf of myself and the Golden Boy team and the Mayweather team and fight fans around the world that he gets the help he needs."

Schaefer was relishing Saturday night's 152-pound fight, predicting it would eclipse the 2 million pay-per-view sales and sales of more than $130 million racked up by Mayweather's meeting with de la Hoya in 2007.

He warned the world's highest paid athlete 'Money' Mayweather though that red 'Canelo' Alvarez could not be underestimated.

Schaefer added: "(He was) born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, 23 years young. He has had almost as many fights as Mayweather, even at his young age. Forty-two wins, no losses. He started boxing at a young age in Mexico.

"He's really developed amazingly when you think back on (his victory over) Carlos Baldomir, a former world world champion, a fighter Floyd Mayweather has fought as well. He can bang with the puncher (and) has shown his skills against 'Sugar' Shane Mosley.

"When you ask Mosley what surprised him most about Alvarez it was his speed. He out-speeded a speedster. He can outbox the boxer, out-speed the speedster and out-punch the puncher and adapt to any style."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Saul Alvarez , Oscar De La Hoya , Richard Schaefer , Mayweather-Canelo , Mayweather vs Canelo


 

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comment by tdub2222, on 09-12-2013
[QUOTE=nathan_nall]Ok this will probably sound ignorant, but it is because I just don't know. I've heard a lot of mention about cocaine and I've never had any experiences with hard drugs, but I was under the impression that cocaine wasn't that addictive. I know in its "crack" form it is but in ...

comment by Muscles72, on 09-11-2013
If this article is regarding Oscar de la Hoya let it regard to de la hoya in any case I wish him the best of luck with his rehab treatment when it comes to Canelo let other articles reflect mayweather-Canelo. That being said you can't compare Carlos baldomir with Alvarez and as far as Mosley bein...

comment by Joe Grizzley, on 09-11-2013
[QUOTE=nathan_nall]Ok this will probably sound ignorant, but it is because I just don't know. I've heard a lot of mention about cocaine and I've never had any experiences with hard drugs, but I was under the impression that cocaine wasn't that addictive. I know in its "crack" form it is but in ...

comment by nathan_nall, on 09-11-2013
Ok this will probably sound ignorant, but it is because I just don't know. I've heard a lot of mention about cocaine and I've never had any experiences with hard drugs, but I was under the impression that cocaine wasn't that addictive. I know in its "crack" form it is but in plain jain powder f...

comment by oneon11, on 09-11-2013
During the All Access taping you could tell Oscar was either letting himself go or back on the powder. There were times when the guy looked like he hadn't slept,he was unshaven and just not talking like he was in the right frame of mind. Even though there are times I can't stand the man he's a h...

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