With the biggest fight of the year just days away it's lead promoter will not be ringside.
Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions has checked himself into rehab. What he is seeking treatment for is unknown, but in 2011 he went to rehab for alcohol and cocaine abuse.
His fighter, Canelo Alvarez, is set to battle Floyd Mayweather Jr, on Saturday, September 14th, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya
De La Hoya released the statement below..
"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 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."