Floyd Mayweather suffers second family loss in the space of a week as his uncle Roger Mayweather, who played a key role in the legendary boxer’s unbeaten career, dies aged 58
- Roger Mayweather, uncle of boxing great Floyd, has passed away aged 58
- Roger had been in Floyd’s corner for a large spell of his esteemed career
- The 58-year-old had for some time been suffering from poor health
- It follows last week’s news that Josie Harris, the mother of his children, had died
Floyd Mayweather has suffered a second personal heartbreak in a matter of days after his uncle Roger, who played an integral role in his fabled career, passed away age 58 according to TMZ.
The former boxer, who retired in 1999, reportedly had been suffering from poor health including diabetes, and had held the mitts for Floyd when he first set foot in professional boxing.
Tuesday’s news follows from what has been a tough period for Floyd, after Josie Harris, the mother of his three children, was found dead in her car by police in California last week.
Roger Mayweather, uncle of boxing great Floyd, has passed away at the age of 58
Roger was in Mayweather’s corner for large spells of his glittering boxing career
Despite the pair being separated, the 43-year-old has spent the last few days posting to his Instagram page images of himself and Harris during happier times.
The pictures were posted along with tributes calling her ‘my rock’ ‘my friend’ and ‘my angel and ‘my love’.
Roger was a key member of Floyd’s training team, training the 50-0 boxer when he made his pro debut in 1996 until his father, Floyd Senior, was released from prison two years later.
The pair reunited in 2000 and were an iconic fighter-trainer duo for 12 years as Floyd established himself as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet, as well as being a pay-per-view king.
It follows what has already been a tough week for Mayweather after the death of Josie Harris
Harris, the mother of Mayweather’s three children, was found dead in her car last week
Owing to health problems, Roger retired from coaching and Floyd Senior took over as head coach for the twilight of his son’s career.
Roger fought 72 fights as a professional, winning 59 of them over an 18-year boxing career. He held the WBA and super featherweight title and WBC light welterweight title during his career.
His fighting career is best noted for his memorable bouts with Julio Cesar Chavez and Ray Mancini.