Floyd Mayweather’s uncle, Roger Mayweather has passed away according to TMZ. A member of Floyd’s camp confirmed the info with TMZ Sports.
The elder Mayweather was 58.
Roger was the other reason why Floyd Mayweather is the best ever. WHen Floyd Mayweateher, Sr., went to prison, Roger continued the younger Mayweather’s training.
You know the rest, a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics, then a pro career that broke all pay-per-view records. Roger Mayweather arguably was one of the best trainers in the world.
He started off as a boxer known as “Black Mamba”. Ironic, isn’t it.
He was a two-weight class world champion, having held the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles from 1983 to 1984. He also held the WBC light welterweight title from 1987 to 1989. He fought everyone from Julio César Chávez and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini to Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker.
Roger had been in declining health for years and it was evident back in 2015 at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame where Roger was inducted.
“My uncle Roger Mayweather has lost a lot of memory from the sport of boxing,” Floyd said … “He’s only in his 50s, but it seems like he’s an old man in his 80s.”
A few years ago, Roger went missing and he was located by law enforcement officials. Boxing was seemingly the cause of his mental deterioration.
Floyd was very close with his uncle who with his uncle Jeff Mayweather and father, Floyd Mayweather, Sr. might be the best defensive trainers ever.
With the mother to three of Floyd’s children, Josie Harris passing away suddenly, the Mayweather family has been going through a lot.