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Oscar de la Hoya's Univision Interview (Video)

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.


Here's the interview from Univision with Oscar de la Hoya, which has a lot more than was previously reported by other outlets. We mentioned earlier what the other outlets were discussing: That his drug and alcohol abuse led him to be unfaithful to his wife, and eventually a stint this year in rehab. But here are further quotes, in case you can't watch the video right now.

Oscar: "I don't consider myself a sex addict. I've been unfaithful to my wife. We're obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful. It was filling the void of maybe not feeling loved to a certain point. It was filling the void of maybe not having, um -- not feeling safe."

Oscar: "When you're in the state of that high of drinking and doing drugs, emotions run through your head like there's no tomorrow. ... All these emotions just run through your head, and you do stupid, crazy things. But there's something behind it. There's something behind every action. There's consequences, obviously. We haven't had the best relationship these last few years, my wife and I. The substance abuse, the drinking, the being unfaithful, the partying, coming home late, not caring. ... She's better (since rehab). We're taking it one day at a time. We were separated for a while. All I can do is just get myself better. I don't want to explain to her anymore that I'm doing well, I want to show her. It's like they say. You have to walk the walk. That's what I'm doing. I'm walking the walk. And it's not an easy walk."

Oscar: "I have tools, I understand how this disease works. I'm fed up with the lies. I'm fed up with -- working to be an alcoholic, it's a 24/7 job. And I just got tired of it. I wanted this for myself. A clean, sober life. It's much better."

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