Floyd Mayweather Jr. extended his undefeated streak defeating Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by a majority decision Saturday night. Mayweather wasn’t done taking shots, he posted a picture on his Instagram account and took a shot at Oscar De La Hoya, who is currently in rehab seeking treatment for substance abuse.
He has since deleted the post and apologized via that same Instagram account:
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 conference, I completely support Oscar De La Hoya and his family during this difficult time in his life. I stand by him unconditionally and would never personally disrepsect 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 apologize to all of my followers for this ridiculous post. I have no ill-will towards anyone.
Mayweather made comments that don’t paint that picture last week.
“I feel like Oscar couldn’t beat the king so he wants to see someone else beat the king,” Mayweather Jr. said, via the Los Angeles Times. “It’s chess. … I can knock them all off the board. I’m amazing like that.
“Oscar’s just jealous of me. He don’t have money like me. He’s not flyer than me.
“Oscar … likes to run around with this Golden Boy image, which we know really is [false]. He’s always been jealous of me. I’m the total package.”
It was a pretty low blow from Mayweather or someone in his camp. Either way, he did the right thing by taking it down and apologizing.