Ex-champion and coach Roger Mayweather dies

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. works on his timing together with his uncle and coach Roger Mayweather throughout a media exercise at his gymnasium in Las Vegas, Nevada April 24, 2012. Mayweather will problem Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico for his WBA junior middleweight title on the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 5. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BOXING)

Roger Mayweather, a two-time world champion turned coach and uncle of unbeaten boxing nice Floyd Mayweather, has died on the age of 58.

“My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,” stated Floyd Mayweather, who was skilled by his uncle for a lot of his illustrious profession.

Roger Mayweather, who had struggled with diabetes, received world titles at tremendous featherweight and tremendous light-weight, incomes 59 wins in a near-20-year ring profession that included notable fights in opposition to Julio Cesar Chavez and Pernell Whitaker.

“Roger was a great champion and one of the best trainers in boxing,” Floyd Mayweather stated.

“Unfortunately, his health was failing him for several years and now he can finally rest in peace. Roger meant the world to me, my father Floyd Sr., my uncle Jeff, our whole family, everyone in and around the Mayweather Boxing Gym and the entire boxing world.”


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