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After Years Of Battling Substance Abuse, Oscar De La Hoya Finds Himself In Trouble Again

Oscar De La Hoya is no stranger to fighting, but his battles with alcohol have proven to be the biggest challenge of his life. De La Hoya was pulled over by police in Pasadena, Calif. after they noticed him speeding in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Noticing the smell of alcohol on the retired 43-year-old boxer, the officer, according to USA Today, administered “several field sobriety tests,” which De La Hoya failed.

Oscar De La Hoya’s history with substance abuse is well documented.

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As Yahoo! Sports points out, the onetime former four-division champion checked himself into rehab in 2011 for problems with cocaine abuse and suicidal thoughts. He again checked himself into rehab in 2013 for problems relating to substance abuse. After Wednesday’s arrest, De La Hoya was released to a spokesperson, Stefan Friedman, who, according to Yahoo! Sports, only had this to say: “We’re not going to have any comment. Thank you.” Since being released, De La Hoya has not released a statement, and his Twitter feed has been silent.

ESPN reporter Bernardo Osuna relayed a message from Julio Cesar Chavez to De La Hoya via Twitter:


“@OscarDeLaHoya it’s time to make a determinant decision in your life. @Jcchavez115 told me that his clinic is available to you, right now!”

In 2013, Chavez, who had his own struggles with substance abuse, opened a rehabilitation clinic, “Baja del Sol,” in Tijuana, Mexico.


[VIA] Report: Oscar De La Hoya arrested after failing field sobriety test

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Oscar de La Hoya Announces That He Is Officially Coming Out of Retirement, Will Start Boxing Again in July

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Oscar de La Hoya Announces That He Is Officially Coming Out of Retirement, Will Start Boxing Again in July

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On Friday, boxing world champion and Olympic gold medalist Oscar de la Hoya announced that he officially coming out retirement.

The announcement that Oscar de La Hoya was coming out of retirement came at a press conference hosted by boxing and MMA enthusiast, Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Dogg teased the big announcement saying, “I smell something golden. You smell it?” before Oscar de la Hoya arrived on stage to reveal his big news.

“July 3, I’m making my comeback,” he said before dramatically dropping the mic and exiting the stage. Based on their reaction, the audience seemed excited about the news.

Oscar de la Hoya has been teasing his return to boxing for a while now.

Rumors of de la Hoya boxing again had been circulating for months. In August of last year, the Golden Boy revealed to ESPN that he did, indeed, have plans to come out of retirement.

“The rumors are true, and I’m going to start sparring in the next few weeks,” he said. “It’s a real fight. I miss being in the ring, I love boxing. Boxing is what gave me everything I have today, and I just miss it.”

Oscar de la Hoya’s last boxing match was in 2008 against Filipino world champion Manny Pacquiao.

The 2008 fight was a major loss for de la Hoya and he stopped the fight after the eighth round. After that loss, de la Hoya famously said: “I don’t have it anymore.”

At the peak of his career, Oscar de la Hoya was the top-rated fighter in the world. Since he retired from boxing, he has spent most of his energy building Golden Boy Promotions, a boxing and mixed martial arts promotion firm. He is the first Hispanic-American to own a national boxing promotional firm.

The former world champion also founded the Oscar de la Hoya foundation, which aims to “help improve the quality of life for the community in his hometown of East Los Angeles.”

De la Hoya isn’t worried about his performance, because he believes he has passion on his side. “These [young] guys are in it just for the money — that’ll be the big difference,” he told ESPN. “I will fight for the glory, and these guys only fight for the money. And guess what? The glory will always win.”

As of now, there is no word on who the Golden Boy will be fighting, although he previously said that he will fight “any top guy out there”. We’ll see how it goes!

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Demi Lovato Is Taking Steps To Recovery And Fans Are Showering Her With Love

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Demi Lovato Is Taking Steps To Recovery And Fans Are Showering Her With Love

Demi Lovato is back home after completing 90 days of in-patient treatment for her sobriety. Lovato has been open about her addiction and recovery for years now, and has helped humanize and destigmatize the disease. We know that she’s attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and very, very slowly stepping back into her life.

Lovatics are screaming for her return, so here are the breadcrumbs of what we know about her sobriety, where she’s been spotted around Los Angeles, and who she’s stanning on the gram.

The disease of addiction almost killed her in July.

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Her assistant found her unconscious body with blood on her pillow and immediately thought she was dead. She was hospitalized for almost two weeks before she was released for her overdose.

This is the last photo she posted before overdosing.

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That same night, we know that she overdosed and was taken to the hospital via ambulance. The 26-year-old eventually posted another photo thanking her fans and discussing her recovery but has since deleted it.

Last week, Demi posted for the first time in over three months urging her fans to get to the polls.

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Caption: “I am so grateful to be home in time to vote! One vote can make a difference, so make sure your voice is heard!???? ???????? now go out and #VOTE!!!!”

Lovato is starting fresh with a new phone number.

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Needless to say, 70.5 million followers saw this and immediately DM’ed her. Clearly, she’s drawing personal boundaries from scratch and her fans are here for it.

Case in point:

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TMZ has reported that Lovato is splitting her time between home and a sober house, which is quite common for strong addiction recovery facilities. There is no cure for addiction, but strong, clear accountability by professionals with strong support systems by other recovering alcoholics has been proven effective.

Lovato liked Christina Aguilera’s post promoting her Liberation tour.

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Then, the Lovatics swarmed in on @xtina’s post. Literally the whole comment feed is full of folks celebrating Lovato’s return to social media.

The internet is thirsty for Lovato content.

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It’s easy to be a fan and move on with your life without realizing that Lovato has been going through some serious physical and mental health recovery all along. She may be making a soft re-entry into social media, but she is still very vulnerable.

TMZ has reported that her ex, Valderrama has been a major support for her.

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An insider told Us Weekly that, “Demi and Wilmer are still in constant communication,” and that they “speak over the phone pretty much every day and see each other often.” They haven’t been seen publicly yet.

Back in 2015, Lovato said that she “really wouldn’t be alive today without him,” according to the LA Times.

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She captioned a photo celebrating her third year of sobriety saying, “He’s loved me the way I never thought I deserved to be loved and with this day marking my 3rd year sober… After sharing my ups, putting up with my downs and supporting my recovery… he still never takes credit and I want the world to know how incredible his soul is.”

That said, she was spotted at a Japanese restaurant in Beverly Hills with designer Henry Levy.

Untitled. Digital Image. TMZ. 14 November 2018.

A source told People that “Henry has been helping Demi stay on the right path.” You do you, boo.

She’s also been spotted hitting the gym and stopping by an office building.

Untitled. Digital Image. TMZ. 14 November 2018.

A different People source added, “He has a bit of a troubled past as well, but is doing well now. He will be great at supporting Demi’s sobriety. He is kind of an eccentric guy, but sweet. Demi won’t be bored with him. He is very creative and passionate about life.”

These are the freshest photos of Demi in months and Lovatics are panicking.

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Prepare yourself because what you are about to hear is going to make you very, VERY angry. You’ve been warned.

Some people have already started body shaming the recovering singer.

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We’re not going to honor the trolls or the basura they spew by quoting anything here, but we will say that her fan base does not disappoint. Ejemplo: “Demi, the #lovatics love you. You look amazing. Please do not listen to these ignorant, mostly male, haters. God bless you.”

You’ve never looked better, mija.

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This is what health looks like. I’ve never stanned harder.

While we don’t have as much Lovato content, at least we have each other. ❤️

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“We got dragged together by Demi” ???? It’s true. Her fearlessness, honesty and vulnerability in everything she does is the most compelling thing on the internet. During these dark times, we need Demi now more than ever.

Even though she’s been off social media for months, fans are blowing internet kisses.

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We hope the only content she’s consuming is this.

So Demi, if you’re reading, here’s all the mushy content you need.

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Raise your hand if you’re one of the Lovatics that are proud of her for prioritizing her health. When Lovato shows up for herself, she shows us all how to do the same.

Your health is all we’re looking at.

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It’s hard because we miss you so much, but also know that all this attention is probably not what you need right now. We’re shipping you all the positive energy to keep that healthy glow going.

Some of us are getting tatted to show her support.

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Lovato’s last post had said, “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”

Stay strong, Demi.

Demi, we see you, we’re here for you, y te amos.

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Haters? What haters? All we see is love y respecto for this process you’re going through. When you’re ready for the onslaught of love, you know where to go.

READ: Demi Lovato’s Mom Shares Her Story On Her Daughter’s Overdose And Sobriety

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