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

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

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