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  Sources Say Oscar De La Hoya Was Battling Alcohol, Cocaine & Infidelity Problems

Retired boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya was battling alcohol and cocaine issues before entering a California rehabilitation facility, TMZ reported Monday, citing unnamed sources. TMZ first reported Saturday that De La Hoya had voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility for a substance abuse problem. Sources reportedly close to the former boxing champ have told the entertainment news website that De La Hoya began drinking and using cocaine after experiencing fidelity problems in his marriage.

De La Hoya, 38, married Millie Corretjer in 2001. The couple has two children.

Sources told TMZ De La Hoya checked into the rehab facility within the past few weeks "to address certain health and personal issues." The name and location of the facility and the exact nature of his substance abuse problem remain unclear.

"After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on," De La Hoya said in a statement. "Like everyone, I have my flaws, and I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws."

The 1992 Olympic gold medal winner asked for "respect and privacy" as he undergoes treatment.
De La Hoya had a career record of 39-6, winning 10 world titles in six different weight classes before retiring in 2009.

Read more at TMZ.com


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