Oscar De La Hoya Heads to Rehab

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Oscar De La Hoya recently revealed just how much he has been struggling with alcoholism over the years.

People reports that De La Hoya has now voluntarily entered himself into a rehab facility for treatment.

The 40-year-old retired boxer will be missing out on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez, which is being promoted by his company, Golden Boy Promotions, and takes place this Saturday.

"I will not be at the fight this Saturday to cheer Canelo to victory since I have voluntarily admitted myself into a treatment facility," said De La Hoya in a statement. "I explained this to Canelo and he understood that my health and long term recovery from my disease must come first."

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