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Diego De La Hoya Faints While Training To Make Weight, Fight Off

By Miguel Rivera

Super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya will not be in action on Saturday night in his native Mexicali.

According to ESPN Deportes, the young Mexican fighter fainted while training for Saturday's fight, which is scheduled to take place at the Plaza de Toros Calafia against Edixon Pérez. More than likely Seniesa Estrada will replace him as the headliner of the card.

Sources are indicated that De La Hoya was training to take off the five pounds he had remaining to make the weight limit of 122-pounds for Friday, but halfway through his training session he fainted - which forced his team to call emergency services and immediately transferred him to the hospital to stabilize him.

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Once in the hospital, it was announced that he was not going to be at the final press conference and that the fight was still in play.

However, his coach Joel Díaz, his father Pablo de la Hoya, and his manager Joel de la Hoya, decided that the most important thing was to take care of the health of the fighter and a unified decision was made to cancel their fight.

This is the second time that a Deigo De La Hoya fight got canceled - although not because of dehydration. In December of last year he was going to fight with José Salgado in California, and the lt was canceled because he could not make 122-pounds - making 126 on his last attempt.

On the possibility of being the new headliner, Seniesa Estrada said that she hoped to win the hearts of the Mexican fans and demonstrate, against Débora Rengifo, that she is ready to go in search of a world championship in 2019.

"I am very happy because people in Mexicali have been very nice these last few days around here and I hope that with my spectacular style we can please them and show that we are ready to go for the world championship next year," said Estrada (14 -0, 4 KOs) told ESPN Deportes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by THC on 11-16-2018

Stepping on the scale during the afternoon of fight night would be the simple solution to prevent athletes from risking their health by draining themselves to unnatural weight classes. It won't happen because promoters will grease the governing bodies NOT…

Comment by SniXSniPe on 11-16-2018

I seriously question how Diego will do at 126. He seems like a decent fighter, but in my opinion, not really a top-level elite or talent. He's quite young, so maybe we'll see him continue to grow into a better…

Comment by sterilizer on 11-16-2018

So they plan to replace the headliner fight with a women's bout? I remember the last time I watched a women's fight, probably a couple of years ago or more, they fought only for two minutes and they had one…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 11-16-2018

[QUOTE=otrocubiche;19276462]Same day weigh in, fight within your weight or pay a fine. Simple but will affect promoters money, so it will not happen.[/QUOTE] And its not fair to the other boxer. Its cheating IMO.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 11-16-2018

[QUOTE=chepboxingking;19275711]I'm surprised this hasn't happened to swift hurd. Dude looks like he should he fighting at 168.[/QUOTE] Add Spence making 147 to the list

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