“I Promise I Will Be Back!” – Oscar De La Hoya Reassures Fans He Will Fight Again

Published 09/13/2021, 1:02 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 13: Oscar De La Hoya speaking to the media during the CANELO VS. ROCKY Final Press Conference at Madison Square Garden Dcember 13, 2018 in New York City . (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Oscar De La Hoya got out of the hospital three days ago. They hospitalized the former champion after he contracted COVID-19 and pulled out of his fight. Oscar De La Hoya was set to fight Vitor Belfort on September 11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Triller Fight Club’s LEGENDS II fight card, headlined by the De La Hoya vs Belfort fight, was one of the most bizarre events of the year. The event took a crazier turn when Evander Holyfield came in to replace Oscar De La Hoya. Other legends such as Anderson Silva and David Haye were also fighting in the event.

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Just minutes before the main card for the Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield vs Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort began, De La Hoya, took to his Twitter to announce that he would be back in the ring. De La Hoya claims he was in the shape of his life before he contracted the virus.

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“I was in there for 3 days. Covid hit me really hard,” De La Hoya, 48, said on Twitter. “I was in the best shape of my life, and I really can’t wait to get back in the ring.” De La Hoya will want to get back into that shape and get into the ring as soon as possible before all the hype around ‘The Golden Boy’ fades away.

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What’s next for Oscar De La Hoya? 

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In his prime, De La Hoya won 10 world titles in six different weight classes. He was one of the most popular boxers of his time and sold hundreds of millions of dollars of Pay per views matches. His illustrious career got him inducted into the International boxing hall of fame in 2014.

De La Hoya has confirmed he will get back into the ring as soon as he can. The question is, who will he fight? After his dominant win over Holyfield, will Vitor Belfort want to fight De La Hoya again? After Belfort’s coach publicly stated that they found De La Hoya’s COVID postponement a little skeptical. Who would you want to see Oscar De La Hoya fight next in his comeback to the ring?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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