Roger Mayweather, former two-division world champion, accomplished trainer and uncle to boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., has died at age 58, the Mayweather camp confirmed to several sources
Mayweather turned pro in 1981, winning his first 17 career fights and capturing the World Boxing Association and lineal super featherweight championships in the process and six years following added the World Boxing Council light welterweight title to his accomplishments. During his career, Mayweather mixed it up in the ring with several boxing legends, including Julio Cesar Chavez (twice), Pernell Whitaker and Kostya Tszyu.
He was nicknamed “The Black Mamba.”
Toward the end of his career as a boxer, Mayweather turned his focus towards being a trainer, assisting the pro career of nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr. Roger would train Floyd at the start of his career and again after a brief stint where Floyd Mayweather Sr. took over the head trainer role.
In 2016, Mayweather went missing possibly as a result of claims from Floyd that he had begun to suffer memory issues after 72 fights in the ring, six of which were decision losses.
Roger Mayweather is the second individual close to Floyd to die in recent weeks, following the death of ex-girlfriend and mother of his three children, Josie Harris, who was found dead in her car on March 11.