Retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya, aka “The Golden Boy” checked himself into a rehab center recently. Apparently, he is having some substance abuse issues that he wants to nip in the bud. Here’s what he told TMZ:

“After doing an honest evaluation of myself, I recognize that there are certain issues that I need to work on. Like everyone, I have my flaws, and I do not want to be one of those people that is afraid to admit and address those flaws.

“Throughout my career and my life, I have always met all challenges head-on, and this is no different. I am confident that with the support of my family and friends, I will become a stronger, healthier person.

“I ask for respect and privacy as my family and I go through this process.”

Oscar is a legendary boxer, entrepreneur and even recording artist out of East LA. Even though he kind of looks soft he finished his boxing career at 39-6 with 30 KO’s.