Floyd Mayweather’s uncle, Roger Mayweather – one of the most popular boxing trainers ever – has died, Floyd’s camp affirms with TMZ Sports. He was 58.
Roger was a KEY individual from Floyd’s training group – and sculpted him into becoming into the global phenom he is today. Many considered Roger the best trainer in the world.
He was likewise a pretty good boxer and fought with some truly big stars, including Julio César Chávez and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini.
He was likewise a 2-weight world champion – holding the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles back in the day, alongside the WBC light welterweight title (from ’87 to ’89).
Roger had been in declining health for years. Floyd opened up about Roger’s health back in 2015 and blamed boxing for harming his brain.
“My uncle Roger Mayweather has lost a lot of memory from the sport of boxing,” Floyd said … “He’s only in his 50s, but it seems like he’s an old man in his 80s.”
A few years prior, Roger disappeared – and luckily, he was situated by law enforcement authorities.
Everybody is revealed to Floyd was close with Roger and is deeply emotional about his passing.