Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya hospitalized with COVID-19, comeback postponed
Oscar De La Hoya during a public workout hosted by the boxing legend to promote "The Golden Boy," at XBOX Plaza in Los Angeles on August 24, 2021. - Amy Sussman/Getty Images North America/TNS

Boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who was set to return to the ring after 13 years next week, has been hospitalized with the coronavirus, he said Friday. The formerly retired boxing champion announced his diagnosis in a series of tweets and videos from his hospital bed in Los Angeles, saying he tested positive despite being vaccinated and taking care of himself. “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,” he wrote. “Preparing for this comeback has been everything to me over the last months, & I want...