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Former champs admit drug abuse

Updated: September 13, 2012, 11:47 PM ET
By Alfredo R. Berrios | ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Two former world boxing champions admitted alcohol and drug abuse while training for prize fights during the latter part of their careers.

In a wide-ranging interview, Mexican-American Oscar De La Hoya and Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez said during the premiere of ESPN Deportes' new talk show "El Bar" (9 p.m. Friday ET on ESPN Deportes U.S.) that alcohol and drug abuse was common for both as their boxing careers wound down. The former champions reunited for the first ...

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