Boxing legend, Mayweather is dead

He was a champion claiming the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles back in the '80s, in addition to the WBC light welterweight title.

Roger Mayweather is viewed as a boxing legend for his contributions to his nephew's championship career, and his passing at just 58-years-old seems like he was taken away from the world far too prematurely.

"My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring", Floyd, 43, said in a statement.

But he also found fame as a trainer, guiding Floyd for much of his unbeaten run over 50 fights that netted world titles in five weight divisions.

Roger was a KEY member of Floyd's training team - and sculpted him into becoming the global phenom he is today. Roger had some controversy as a trainer, such as when he entered the ring during Floyd Jr.'s fight with Zab Judah and fought with Zab's father.

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He was in Floyd's corner for 34 wins, including signature victories over Genaro Hernandez, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, and Manny Pacquiao.

The news of Roger's death comes just a week after Floyd's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his children, Josie Harris, was found dead in her auto. May all of us keep the entire Mayweather family in our thoughts and prayers. "Roger's spirit lives on with us forever".

Last week his ex-girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, Josie Harris, was found dead inside a auto in her driveway in Valencia, California.

While Roger Mayweather's cause of death was not immediately confirmed, he reportedly suffered from diabetes, a disease that disproportionately affects Black people.

Floyd responded by posting a series of photos of the couple on Instagram as a tribute to her.

  • Lawrence Cooper