Floyd Mayweather Jr’s uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather passed away at 58.
Roger played a crucial role in shaping the undefeated career of Floyd Mayweather Jr. As a boxer, he held a world title at 130 pounds in 1983. He started his professional boxing career at age 20 and accumulated a record of 59 wins, out of which; 35 of those wins came from inside the distance, 13 losses, and no draw.
Roger’s first pro fight was in 1981 against Andrew Ruiz, which he won by TKO. His last fight was in 1999 against Javier Francisco Mendez, which he won via majority decision.
Roger has deteriorating health for years and in 2015 Floyd talk about it.
“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.” [TMZ]
According to TMZ, they were told that Floyd was deeply emotional about Roger’s passing.
Earlier also Floyd’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his three kids, Josie Harris was found dead Tuesday in a car parked in Valencia, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed Wednesday.