Four days before one of Golden Boy's biggest fight cards in history, Oscar De La Hoya issued the following statement in regrads to why he will not be attending the Mayweather vs Canelo card:
"Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming up this weekend. His is the ring and mine in treatment.
I will not be at the fight this Saturday to cheer Canelo to victory since I have voluntarily admitted myself into a treatment facility.
I explained this to Canelo and he understood that my health and longterm recovery from my disease must come first.
Thank you for your understanding. I ask for your support and privacy during this difficult time for me and my family."