Roger Mayweather, Floyd's uncle and former trainer, dead at 58
Roger Mayweather (59-13, 35 KO), a world champion in two weight divisions and subsequently Floyd Mayweather's mentor (along with his brother, Floyd Sr), has died. He was 58.
Known for his famous saying, "You don't know sh*t about boxing," Roger fought the best of his day including Julio Cesar Chavez, Vinny Pazienza (Won UD), Kostya Tszyu, Darryl Tyson, Rafael Pineda, Terrence Alli (Won UD), Harold Brazier (Won UD) and Pernell Whitaker.
One of the most famous trainers of all time, Roger was likable and approachable and often gave interviews to the media.
Two weeks ago, FightSaga's Joseph Herron, in his article Sad news from Floyd Mayweather Jr. supports Mark Breland's decision to save Deontay Wilder, updated the boxing community on Roger's progress.
During a recent stop on his current UK fan tour, Floyd Mayweather revealed some terrible and heart-wrenching news about his uncle.
"My Uncle Roger is going through a lot right now," stated Mayweather in a FightHype.com video.
"If you guys don't know, my Uncle Roger currently is blind. And he's also a vegetable now...if you guys don't know. Every month, I make sure he has the best care and he's taken care of."
Mayweather also revealed that his uncle's declining health and current ailments are a primary reason for his decision to retire from the sport back in 2015.
Roger Mayweather trained his nephew, Floyd Jr., and drew national attention after he entered the ring in the 10th round of Floyd's bout against Zab Judah on April 8, 2006.
Roger Mayweather facts:
Brother of fellow boxers:
Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Uncle of fellow boxers:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Justin Mayweather Jones
Nickname: The Black Mamba