source | MMAMania.com
De La Hoya today (Sept. 10, 2013) released an official statement, emphasizing his “health and long-term recovery” during this “difficult” battle against his demons.
“Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming up this weekend. His is in the ring and mine in treatment. I will not be at the fight this Saturday to cheer Canelo to victory since I have voluntarily admitted myself into a treatment facility. I explained this to Canelo and he understood that my health and long-term recovery from my disease must come first. Thank you for your understanding. I ask for your support and privacy during this difficult time for me and my family.”