Oscar De La Hoya tells of drug use, cheating, thinking of suicide

On Oct. 31, Oscar De La Hoya revealed to the public that he <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/08/oscar-de-la-hoya-.html">struggled with cocaine, alcohol and infidelity -- and has even contemplated suicide</a>.<br>
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"Rock bottom was recently," the boxing great said in an interview with Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, according to an English-language transcript it provided. "Within a couple of years, 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."<br>
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De La Hoya, who retired in 2009 after winning 10 world titles in six divisions, said he had been sober for three months.

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On Oct. 31, Oscar De La Hoya revealed to the public that he struggled with cocaine, alcohol and infidelity -- and has even contemplated suicide.

"Rock bottom was recently," the boxing great said in an interview with Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, according to an English-language transcript it provided. "Within a couple of years, 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."

De La Hoya, who retired in 2009 after winning 10 world titles in six divisions, said he had been sober for three months.

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