Floyd Mayweather Called Out Oscar De La Hoya On Instagram
And, we have reached a point of cybersocial synchronicity where boxers are throwing shade at other boxers with image macros. Case in point: Floyd Mayweather posted this on Instagram earlier today.
Money, with the help of a single vaguely pixelated jpeg, took a dig at both Canelo Alvarez and Canelo’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, even going so far as to reference the Golden Boy’s recent stint in rehab. The champ’s known for his efficiency for a reason.
Update 9.16.13, 11:10 PM: As Twitter user @delmarvin1 points out, Mayweather has since deleted the image. Seems he’s not all bad. Just wait-for-100,000-likes-and-then-take-it-down bad.
Update 9.17.13, 10:04 AM: Mayweather issued a statement last night:
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.