“What are the chances of me getting Covid?” he asks from hospital bed.
Boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Friday despite already receiving the experimental COVID shot.
48-year-old De La Hoya posted a video of himself from a hospital bed announcing he wouldn’t be able to participate in the “comeback” fight against UFC champ Vitor Belfort next Saturday.
“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,” De La Hoya said. “Preparing for this comeback has been everything to me over the last months, & I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support.”
“What are the chances of me getting Covid? I’ve been taking care of myself and this really really really kicked my ass,” the boxer added.
Evander Holyfield, 58, will replace De La Hoya for next week’s fight in Los Angeles, MMA Junkie reported.
This is yet another example of an individual contracting COVID despite taking the experimental jab.