FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S uncle and former trainer Roger Mayweather has died at the age of just 58 to diabetes, less than a week after Mayweather’s baby mama was found dead in her car
Roger’s health had been “declining” in recent years, with the legendary trainer believed to have suffered from diabetes.
He is credited with helping make Floyd one of the greatest ever boxers, retiring undefeated and a world champion
The Michigan-born sporting great trained Floyd when he turned professional in 1996, but then took a step back when the boxer decided to be coached by his dad
But he returned again in 2000, sticking with his nephew all the way until 2012 where Floyd became one of the sport’s best ever.
Speaking about Roger’s passing, Floyd said: “My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring.
“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’s a terrible loss for all of us
Roger, nicknamed the Black Mamba, was a former boxer himself – winning the WBA and Lineal super-featherweight world titles in 1983.
He also secured the WBC light-welterweight strap in 1987 and finished his career with 59 wins from 72 fights.