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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Apologizes For Oscar de la Hoya Instagram Post
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Apologizes For Oscar de la Hoya Instagram Post

Sep 17 2013, 8:55pm CDT | by

Floyd Mayweather, Jr., fresh off his WBA and WBC title-belt conquest of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, apologized for an Instagram post joking about Oscar de la Hoya's time in a drug rehabilitation facility.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has apologized for an Instagram post mocking Oscar de la Hoya.  The photo shows a teary-eyed de la Hoya with a headline that says "MEANWHILE IN REHAB" and a caption that reads...

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Apologizes For Oscar de la Hoya Instagram Post

Sep 17 2013, 8:55pm CDT | by

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., fresh off his WBA and WBC title-belt conquest of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, apologized for an Instagram post joking about Oscar de la Hoya's time in a drug rehabilitation facility.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has apologized for an Instagram post mocking Oscar de la Hoya

The photo shows a teary-eyed de la Hoya with a headline that says "MEANWHILE IN REHAB" and a caption that reads "OSCAR: I gave Canelo the wrong Blueprint I was high."  

Lance Pugmire of the  Los Angeles Times quotes Mayweather, who says he didn't post the controversial photo and that he fully supports de la Hoya in what he's going through.

Mayweather even called de la Hoya a champion and wished him well after defeating previously-unbeaten Saul "Canelo" Alvarez of Mexico by majority decision last Saturday. He issued an e-mail statement to the media. 

"It's unfortunate that a stupid picture was posted to my Instagram account earlier today that was not posted by me or authorized by me to post. 

"As I clearly stated during my fight week and again in the post-fight press conference, I completely support Oscar de la Hoya and his family during this difficult time in his life. Although we have had our differences in the past, I stand by him unconditionally and would never personally disrespect him or anyone else who struggles with addiction. 

"I apologize to Oscar and his family for this posting. I wish him well and am rooting for him to win his fight, too. I also apologize to all of my followers for this ridiculous post. I have no ill will towards anyone and have repeatedly stated that I only seek positivity in my life and for others." 

Mayweather previously ripped de la Hoya in a September 9 Los Angeles Times piece written by Pugmire. 

"Oscar's just jealous of me. He don't have money like me. He's not flyer than me. 

"Oscar...likes to run around with this Golden Boy image, which we know really is (false). He's always been jealous of me. I'm the total package." 

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said the animosity between the two men began before their 2007 fight which Mayweather won by split decision. It has picked up even more with de la Hoya's outspoken stance for Alvarez prior to the bout against Mayweather. 

Nonetheless, Schaefer says both men are brilliant. 

"Oscar is a great businessman, and Floyd...I've never seen someone who's a better self-promoter, he's a marketing genius. Both guys are brilliant. There is competitiveness between Floyd and Oscar. This keeps it going."

de la Hoya admitted himself to a treatment facility on September 10 to help fight his substance abuse struggles, consequently missing the Mayweather-Alvarez bout.


 
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