Roger Mayweather, the former legendary trainer, and uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr. has died at the age of 58 after a long battle with diabetes.
Mayweather was a world champion boxer himself, holding the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles from 1983-1984 and the WBC light welterweight title from 1987-1989.
He later transitioned to training Floyd Mayweather Jr. and helping his nephew rise to prominence.
The tragic news comes less than a week since Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend and mother of their three children Josie Harris was found dead in her car at the age of 40.
Roger Mayweather, a Michigan native, became a distinguished world champion in his own right, facing both Julio Cesar Chaves Jr and Pernell Whittaker during a 20-year career, before establishing himself as one of the greatest coaches in the sport’s history.
Floyd Mayweather reacted after the demise of his Uncle, he said: “My uncle Roger Mayweather has lost a lot of memory from the sport of boxing“.
Mayweather is the second close family member Floyd Mayweather Jr. has lost in a week after the mother of his three children, Josie Harris, was found dead at her California home last Tuesday.