Last Friday, September 3, the retired boxer, Óscar de la Hoya, shared a video on his social networks where he was observed hospitalized at the White Memorial Medical Center, located in the city of Los Angeles, California. He explained that he contracted the COVID-19 disease despite being vaccinated against the disease.
In the boxer’s own words, he shared that he could not breathe well, so he went to the hospital. The news shocked the boxing union, as he had a fight scheduled for September 11 against Vitor Belfort, a mixed martial arts fighter.
This Monday afternoon, the Golden Boy’s health status was announced, according to TUDN, the also businessman has already been discharged from the hospital and will continue his treatment at home.
His oxygenation levels improved, so there was no reason to have him admitted with respiratory support. According to the TUDN explanation, the Golden Boy is saturating between 98 and 99 his oxygen levels; Although he has not yet recovered from the illness, he will be able to be isolated at home without the need for intensive care provided by a hospital. Last Sunday De La Hoya left the hospital.
Pepe Gómez, a close friend of De la Hoya, told TUDN that the founder of Golden Boy Promotions is stable and has recovered from what he called a “critical picture” caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. He added that currently the boxing promoter is in a “stable picture” of the disease, so he will spend 15 to 20 days sheltered to avoid any contagion in his family.
Regarding his physical condition and the discomforts that he presents, Gómez explained that Óscar de la Hoya feels “exhausted” with fatigue and muscle pain, but that he is on medication to alleviate the discomfort caused by the coronavirus.
“You feel a bit exhausted, tired, with muscle pain, but on pain relievers. The treatment she is undergoing is already at her home in Los Angeles. He is fine, he is stable and must be between 15 and 20 days at home to take care of his family, not infect his children and rest. That is the picture presented by Óscar de la Hoya ”, explained the friend of the Mexican-American boxer.
De la Hoya was in charge of giving the news of his contagion, since he explained that he preferred that they find out through him. As soon as he entered the hospital, he shared his publication on social networks, which described the moment he was going through at that moment:
“I wanted you to hear directly from me that despite being fully vaccinated, I contracted COVID and I will not be able to fight next weekend. Preparing for this comeback has been everything to me over the past few months and I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support. I am currently in the hospital, receiving treatment and I am sure I will be back in the ring before the year is out. God bless you all and take care of yourselves, “he wrote on his official Instagram account.
With his contagion, the 48-year-old fighter had to suspend his return to the ring, after 12 years of retirement he had agreed to a fight with the mixed arts fighter Vitor Belfort. The fight was to be one of the exhibitions of the Triller Fight Club Presents Legends II 2021 event on September 11, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The return of the Golden Boy to the ring was a professional fight with all the guidelines that are required, now with his contagion, Evander Holyfield will replace the former world champion. (Infobae)