Oscar De La Hoya has taken to Twitter to apologize to two of the biggest names in boxing: rival Bob Arum and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao. De La Hoya checked himself into rehab earlier this month and making amends to those you have hurt is a part of most rehabilitation programs.
De La Hoya has been a frequent user of Twitter so it isn't totally out of character for him to use the service to deliver these very public apologies.
"Dear Bob Arum first I would like to apologize for any pain I have caused you or your family," De La Hoya tweeted.
"I would also like to apologize...To Manny Pacquiao for any wrong doing in my part. You are a great champion."
De La Hoya goes on to talk about mistakes and humility in the series of Twitter posts.
If this is real, and not a Twitter hack, it certainly looks like a step toward rehabilitation for De La Hoya. From a boxing business perspective, it will be interesting to see if this brings a thaw to the chilly relations between Golden Boy and Top Rank.
A final message from De La Hoya: "Thank you Bob. Your friend Oscar." Could this be the beginning of something new?