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Oscar De La Hoya: I Cheated, But I’m No Tiger Woods


Aug. 31 2011, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

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Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is a cheater, but he says he’s no Tiger Woods!

The boxing legend has opened up about his battles with alcohol, drug addiction, wild women, and even suicidal thoughts, has learned.

His world champion fights have been aired around the world, and now the champ is revealing that his battles outside of the boxing ring, including cheating on his wife.

"We are obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful," De La Hoya told Univision, reported

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The fighter, who won Olympic gold in 1992 and claimed world titles at six different weights, went on to reveal that his troubles weren't long ago, and things got so bad that he contemplated taking his own life.

"Rock bottom was recently," he explained. "Within a couple of years, I was just thinking if my life was even worth it. I don't have the strength, I don't have the courage to take my own life but I was thinking about it."


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"There were drugs, my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol, hmm. Cocaine was recent. The last two years and I depended more on the alcohol than the cocaine," said De La Hoya in his shocking confession.

"It took me to a place where I felt safe, it took me to a place where I felt as if nobody can say anything to me, it took me to a place where I just can reach out and grab my mom."

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De La Hoya married singer Millie Corretjer in October 2001, the couple have two children together.

He reportedly checked into the Betty Ford clinic in May 2011 to undergo treatment.


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