Everybody in the world knows about the fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Floyd “Money” Mayweather this weekend. This fight has been heavily promoted by an unprecedented world tour, backed up by Golden Boy Promotions. Golden Boy is the promotional company owned by former champion, Oscar De La Hoya. Oscar has had a great and luxurious career. That career over the years has lead to his under lining fight with substance abuse. Oscar has gone to treatment before to get rid of his “demons,” however, it seems that he has not been able to win this war. There is another fight now, that’s not scheduled on the under card of, “The One” event. This fight does not even appear on the preliminary fights scheduled. This fight actually will take place outside the ring at an undisclosed facility. As Oscar de la Hoya has checked himself into a rehab facility to continue his fight with substance abuse. Many critics have taken this time to kick the “Golden Boy” while he’s down because the timing is poorly done considering this is on the cusp of the biggest fight in history. With all this becoming a distraction “Canelo” doesn’t seem to be fazed. Oscar released a statement to the press. “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.”
Many of us at the heavy where never fans of the Golden Boy when he was a boxer. But as a person, a human being, it’s unethical to kick a person when they are at their lowest point of their life. For that matter, we at The Heavy Bag wishes the “Golden Boy” nothing but the best and a speedy recovery.