Oscar De La Hoya Apologizes to Bob Arum and Manny Pacquiao Via Twitter

Dean FentonCorrespondent IMay 26, 2011

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 11:  Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya answers questions during the post-fight news conference after Amir Khan's unanimous decision victory against Marcos Maidana of Argentina after their WBA super lightweight title fight at Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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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?