Floyd Mayweather Jr. has issued an unreserved apology in the wake of a picture mocking Oscar De La Hoya’s personal fight with substance abuse appearing on his Instagram account just hours after his impressive victory over Saul Alvarez.
The newly-unified light-middleweight king, who offered his support to De La Hoya in the run up to and after his latest bout, stated that the Instagram was not of his doing and has now made amends through the same means.
The 36 year-old’s stock has never been higher in the sport following his one-side points triumph over ‘Canelo’ at the MGM Grand, although the incident had threatened to take the shine off what is his greatest victory since beating De La Hoya himself in 2007.
De La Hoya, 40, who promotes Alvarez, missed the fight due to his struggles with drugs and alcohol – after choosing fight week as the point of no return, before checking himself into a treatment facility.
Since his retirement in 2009, De La Hoya has found it difficult to adjust to life outside the ring, despite his position at the helm of one of the biggest promotional companies in the world, in Golden Boy.
According to tabloid website TMZ, multi-weight world title holder De La Hoya holds no grudges against the old foe Mayweather and is currently in ‘high spirits’ as he undergoes therapy in Los Angeles.
“It was very nice of him. I greatly appreciated it … so, thank you,” De La Hoya was quoted as saying.
Picture: Instagram – FloydMayweather