The beef between Oscar De La Hoya and Dana White took a nasty turn after the former boxer took a savage shot at him that referenced a recent video showing White slapping his wife, Anne, while in a Cabo San Lucas, Mexico nightclub during their New Year’s vacation.
“My good friend @danawhite is so greedy he decided to steal fighter pay from his new league on TBS ‘Power Slap’ by getting fighter of the night against his WIFE,” De La Hoya wrote, referring to White’s new competition show for the world’s best open hand strikers. “Those Boston aerobic instructors are real tough guys.”
White has not yet addressed De La Hoya’s tweet but he has since released an apology over his actions that were caught on camera. White stated he and his wife apologized to each other and are focused on their family.
“There was definitely a lot of alcohol, but there’s no excuse,” White said. “I’m literally making no excuses for this thing at all. It’s never happened before. It’s the first time that it’s ever happened, and people are going to say what they’re going to say.
“It is what it is. And whatever people do say, it’s deserved. I deserve it. It happened. I don’t know why it happened and my wife and I have apologized to each other, we’ve apologized to our kids, and this is one of those things that everyone is going to chime in. I could care less what people think about this. We’re more concerned about our kids and taking care of our family.”
White’s wife, Anne, who delivered the first blow in the video, released her own statement.
“Dana and I have been married for almost 30 years,” Anne said. “To say this is out of character for him is an understatement — nothing like this has ever happened before. Unfortunately, we were both drinking too much on New Year’s Eve and things got out of control, on both sides. We’ve talked this through as a family and apologized to each other. I just hope people will respect our privacy for the sake of our kids.”
TBS had serious discussions about pulling the plug pn White’s new show, but have since confirmed that the show is now scheduled to begin on Jan. 18th.
As for as De La Hoya — White made it abundantly clear the two of them would never reconcile as friends again due to irreversible “damage” to their relationship.
“I feel like De La Hoya’s apology was sincere, but there’s no way that he and I can ever be friends again,” White said during a fan Q&A with GQ Sports when asked about De La Hoya extending an olive branch in April. “He and I were actually friends. I used to go to his fights. I used to watch his fights. I used to promote his fights.
“That guy did way too much damage for us to ever be friends again. I appreciate his apology. I get it. We’re cool, but we’re never going to be that cool.”
With his latest tweet, he basically just cemented that statement even more.