Oscar De La Hoya out of hospital after bout with COVID-19 – The Athletic

Oscar De La Hoya is out of the hospital after spending three days getting medical care in his battle with COVID-19, he said in a video posted Wednesday on Twitter.

“COVID hit me really hard,” De La Hoya said. “I was in the best shape of my life, and I really can’t wait to get back in the ring.”

The 48-year-old announced Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, derailing a fight with former UFC champion Vitor Belfort scheduled for Saturday. He said he is fully vaccinated.

De La Hoya retired in 2009 and last fought in December 2008, a loss to Manny Pacquiao.

Belfort will instead face longtime heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.

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