Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Roger Mayweather, former boxing champion and uncle to Floyd Jr., dies at 58

Roger Mayweather, a former two-division champion and uncle and trainer to Floyd Mayweather Jr., died Tuesday after battling declining health for years and several known medical issues, including a long battle with diabetes. He was 58.

Mayweather compiled a professional record of 59 wins, 25 of those victories via knockout, and also had 13 losses in a career that spanned from 1981 through 1999 before he moved on as a full-time trainer to his nephew.

“My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,” Floyd said. “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 Mayweather was born April 24, 1961, in Grand Rapids, Mich.