Mayweather’s uncle a legendary boxer by the name Roger Mayweather who is the trainer to Floyd Mayweather has died. He died at the age of 58 after suffering from diabetes for many years. The news of his death came not up to a week after Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend (40) who has three children by the name Josie Harris was found dead in her car.
Roger is a native of Michigan state in America, and he is a renowned world boxer. He has faced Julio Cesar Chaves Jr and Pernell Whittaker in his 20s, he established himself as one of the greatest coaches in boxing history.
He is a former two-division world champion holder, an accomplished trainer and respected personality in his neighborhood. According to Floyd, he said: “My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring.”
“Roger was a great champion and one of the best trainers in boxing. Unfortunately, his health was failing him for several years and now he can finally rest in peace.”
“Roger meant the world to me, my father Floyd Sr., my uncle Jeff, our whole family, everyone in and around the Mayweather Boxing Gym and the entire boxing world. It is a terrible loss for all of us.”
Roger who is also known also as the “Black Mamba”, won 59 of his 72 professional fights, capturing the WBA super-featherweight world title and WBC light-welterweight world title.
He started working with his nephew Floyd Mayweather in the late ‘90s and helped him into one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time in the space of 12 years, boasting an unbeaten 50-0 record.
Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions said: “This is a sad day for the Mayweather Promotions family because that is truly what Roger was to us,”. “On top of being a phenomenal fighter in his own career, Roger was one of the most essential parts of guiding Floyd to the incredible career he had in becoming the best ever.
We hope you keep Floyd and the entire family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.”