Mexican boxer Oscar de La Hoya has always had a reputation for being fearless in the ring. Now it seems the same is true for the boxer when it comes to his personal life.
The 38-year-old "Golden Boy" - who has defeated 17 world champions and has won 10 world titles in six different weight classes - bravely checked himself into rehab earlier this month to get help for substance abuse issues. In a statement to TMZ, De La Hoya says he recognizes that he has certain issues that he needs to work on. “Like everyone, I have my flaws,” he said. “And I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws.”
The boxing legend recently took to Twitter to talk about his new outlook on life. "Stop finding excuses not to live," he tweeted. "Life is controlled by what you make of it and not of what it makes of you."
It sounds like Oscar is determined to knock out this rehab stint. We wish him a speedy recovery!