Professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya has been hospitalised with Covid-19.
The 48-year-old from Los Angeles was due to fight Vitor Belfort at the Staples Centre on September 11th but has had to withdraw.
Fans are sending love and support to Oscar on Twitter after he posted a video from his hospital bed.
There’s one thing everyone wants to know… is he vaccinated?
Is Oscar De La Hoya vaccinated?
Oscar De La Hoya was fully vaccinated when he contracted Covid-19 and was hospitalised.
He revealed this on Twitter, writing: “Wanted you to hear directly from me that despite being fully vaccinated, I have contracted Covid and am not going to be able to fight next weekend.”
“Preparing for this comeback has been everything to me over the last months, & I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support,” he continued.
The boxer did not reveal which vaccine he had, but confirmed he was vaccinated against Covid-19.
Wanted you to hear directly from me that despite being fully vaccinated, I have contracted Covid and am not going to be able to fight next weekend. Preparing for this comeback has been everything to me over the last months, & I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support. pic.twitter.com/0wKEnr5Jzv— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) September 3, 2021
He posted a video from his hospital bed
On Twitter, Oscar also posted a video of himself in his hospital bed.
“What are the chances of me getting Covid? I’ve been taking care of myself and this really really kicked my a*s,” he said with a croaky voice.
In a second tweet, he added: “I am currently in the hospital getting treatment and am confident I will be back in the ring before the year is up. God bless everyone and stay safe.”
Oscar is expected to take a few months away from boxing whilst he recovers, but said he wants to return to the sport before the end of the year.
His comeback fight has been cancelled
Oscar was due to make his comeback fight next week, returning to the ring for the first time in 13 years.
His last fight was back in 2008, and he’s spent the last decade as a boxing and MMA promoter.
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has agreed to step in and fight Vitor Belfort instead, and the fight could be moved from LA to Florida.