By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. has suffered a death close to his family. This death comes just days after his ex-girlfriend died.
Roger Mayweather passed away recently. According to Mayweather Promotions, Mayweather died following a battle with diabetes.
Mayweather is the uncle of “Money” Mayweather. He was 58.
“My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,” said Mayweather, who is still grieving from the loss of his children’s mother Josie Harris. “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.”
Mayweather — who was nicknamed the “Black Mamba” — was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. However, like his nephew, he resided in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In his boxing career, he went 59-13 in his career, according to BoxRec. Mayweather also had 35 knockout wins in his career.
His last fight came against Javier Francisco Méndez when Mayweather won by a majority decision. The super welterweight bout went the distance at the Cal-Neva Casino in Reno, Nevada.
Mayweather won the final three bouts in his career. His last lost came against Juan Soberanes on September 21, 1996 at Harrah’s Laughlin in Laughlin, Nevada.
Following his career as a boxer, he also worked as a trainer.
“This is a sad day for the Mayweather Promotions family because that is truly what Roger was to us,” Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions who worked side-by-side with Roger for some of Floyd’s biggest fights, said. “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 Mayweather family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.”