Roger Mayweather, legendary boxer figure, dead at 58

  • Roger Mayweather, legendary boxer figure, dead at 58

Roger Mayweather, legendary boxer figure, dead at 58

Mayweather Jr spoke about his uncles' poor health in a 2015 interview, stating that years of boxing had taken its toll on his uncle.

Roger Mayweather, a former world champion who also trained his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr., has died at the age of 58.

Mayweather was a two-weight world champion. Roger helped his nephew Floyd become one of the greatest boxers in history.

Back in August, his brother, Jeff Mayweather, spoke about Roger's condition.

"Roger had been in declining health for years".

Легенда бокса Мэйвезер потерял еще одного близкого человека
Roger Mayweather trained his nephew from 1996 to 2006

That is understood to be one reason why Floyd was determined to get out of the ring relatively unscathed.

But Roger was struggling with diabetes in 2016 and was again replaced as Floyd's trainer by the boxer's father. The cause of his death is unknown at this time.

Known as the Black Mamba, Mr. Mayweather completed his boxing career that spanned from 1981-through-1999 with a 59-13 record.

His death comes just days after Floyd's ex-partner and mother of three of his children, Josie Harris, was found dead in a vehicle in California. "He's only in his 50s, but it seems like he's an old man in his 80s".

Mayweather remembered and tributed Harris by posting several images on his Instagram account.