Floyd Mayweather, who is still mourning the loss of his ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children Josie Harris, now has to process another loss. Mayweather’s uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, has died at the age of 58.
Before becoming an integral part of his nephew’s training team and helping craft one of boxing’s most revered fighters, Mayweather himself captured world titles winning top belts in the light welterweight and welterweight class. Across 72 fights, Mayweather, nicknamed the “Black Mamba,” amassed a record of 59-13 and ended his career as the IBA welterweight champ in 1999.
In 1996, Mayweather began training his nephew until 1998 when Floyd Mayweather Sr. was released from prison and began training his son. Mayweather Jr. fired his father and from 2000 to 2012, his uncle served as his trainer en route to a spotless fight record and several classic bouts.
While Mayweather Jr.’s Instagram page is flooded with images of him and Harris is better times, he hasn’t shared any words or images of his uncle. It was reported that Mayweather had been in poor health for some time due to damage suffered over the years from his time in the ring.
On Twitter, the boxing world remembered Roger Mayweather and gave a strong salute for his contributions to the sport. We’ve got those reactions listed below.
Floyd Mayweather's uncle, legendary boxer and trainer Roger Mayweather, has passed away at the age of 58.— Michael Shepherd (@mshep10) March 17, 2020
Roger Mayweather is responsible for one of the greatest lines I've ever heard from a boxing cornerman.— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) March 17, 2020
In the middle of the Floyd-Gatti beatdown, he turned to the camera and went "I told y'all he's gonna get his ass whooped."
Rest In Peace Roger Mayweather ♥️ Floyd needs our prayers, two losses in one week. pic.twitter.com/JM9KmynN32— MMA Gone Wild🥋 (@mmagonewild) March 17, 2020
72 professional fights. Two-weight world champion. Legendary boxing trainer.— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) March 17, 2020
RIP Roger Mayweather. pic.twitter.com/yXn1spJl8o
A two weight world champion, and an extraordinary trainer.— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) March 17, 2020
Rest in peace, Roger Mayweather. pic.twitter.com/QvXRZmoN7x
The original Black Mamba. Roger Mayweather won belts in two weight divisions. He was no joke at 130, 135, and 140lbs. https://t.co/IHE4JUfepJ— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) March 17, 2020
Two things you should know about Roger Mayweather.— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) March 17, 2020
1- he was the original “Black Mamba”
2- he has one of the greatest quote in boxing history “you don’t know sh*t about boxing”#RIP pic.twitter.com/FEAxtgmR3V
Rest well Roger Mayweather 🙏🏾— Badou Jack (@BadouJack) March 17, 2020