By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya is being treated in the hospital after contracting COVID-19, he announced Friday.

De La Hoya also said that he will not be able to fight next weekend after preparing for months.

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“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, “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.”

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The 48-year-old fighter had been training for a comeback fight against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort which was scheduled for Sept. 11 at Staples Center.