Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Roger Mayweather Passes Away at Age 58

Roger Mayweather, who was a two-weight world champion and later trained his nephew to superstardom, has died.

Mayweather, a brother of Floyd Mayweather Sr., was 58. TMZ first reported the news of Mayweather’s death, the cause of which has not been revealed.

Roger Mayweather wasn’t able to train Floyd Mayweather Jr. toward the end of his Hall-of-Fame career due to various health issues. He was considered one of boxing’s elite trainers when he was healthy, following a lengthy career in which he won world titles in the 130-pound and 140-pound divisions.

He helped his retired nephew become a five-division champion and the top boxer, pound-for-pound, in the sport. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been vocal about the damage boxing did to his uncle because he took too much punishment in the ring, particularly late in his career.

roger-mayweather

Roger Mayweather, a Las Vegas resident raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, won the WBA super featherweight title by stopping Samuel Serrano in the eighth round of their January 1983 fight in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He successfully defended that title twice before Rocky Lockridge knocked out Mayweather in the first round of their February 1984 bout in Texas.

Mayweather captured the WBC super lightweight title in March 1988, when he stopped Mauricio Aceves in the third round in Los Angeles. He held that title until Julio Cesar Chavez stopped him after the 10th round of their May 1989 bout in Inglewood, California.

Nicknamed “Black Mamba,” Mayweather finished his 17-year pro career in May 1999 with a record of 59-13, including 35 knockouts. Late legend Pernell Whitaker was also among the fighters to defeat Mayweather, who beat former champions Vinny Pazienza and Livingstone Bramble.

Roger Mayweather’s death occurred just a week after Josie Harris, the mother of three of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s children, died at the age of 40 outside of her home in Valencia, California. The cause of Josie Harris’ death has not been determined. 

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Someone88 on 03-24-2020

Very sad, Rest In Peace.

Comment by MxcoFistology on 03-21-2020

[QUOTE=MeanestNiceGuy;20468687]Cho b!tch ass up![/QUOTE] Mannn, thats the ultimate disss ever .......

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 03-20-2020

I feel sad for Floyd Mayweather Jr. That is 2 consecutive death in the family of Floyd Jr. Never, I wish something like this to my worst enemy. Roger Mayweather, you are in a better place now, where you are…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 03-20-2020

[QUOTE=MxcoFistology;20471747]Too imature, too old[/QUOTE] It was a joke ……. Obvious, how I said JK …..meaning 'just kidding' :usa1::usa1::usa1:

Comment by Dmitry on 03-20-2020

Good fighter and trainer RIP

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (178)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Gervonta Davis on Sparring Teofimo, Haney - Pushing For Fight With Ryan Garcia Robeisy Ramirez: If Not This Year - By 2022 I'll Be Fighting For a World Title David Morrell Aims To Fight Four Times By The End of 2021 Bjornsson Drops Ward, Who Rallies in Third: Both React To Exhibition Hearn: If Both Win Their Fights, Expect Josh Kelly vs. Conor Benn in 2021 Berchelt: Valdez Motivated By Those That Say He Has No Chance; It's Going To Be A War Ryan Garcia: Can Only Become Greater Learning From Reynoso, Canelo Joseph Diaz Eager To End 130-Pound Title Unification Drought Daily Bread Mailbag: Sonny Liston, Ryan Garcia, Heavyweights, More David Benavidez Demands Caleb Plant Fight, Eyes Canelo Alvarez Demetrius Andrade: I Never Ducked Charlo, That's Crazy! Povetkin-Whyte Rematch Could Go To Gibraltar, Monaco or Middle East Victor Pasillas Grinding Hard For Ra'eese Aleem Clash Chantelle Cameron: Let's See if Melissa Hernandez Backs Up Her Talk McGregor's Boxing Coach: 85-90% Chance Pacquiao Fight Happens Whyte: I Want To Smash Povetkin's Face In, He Pretends To Be Nice Guy - He Will Pay! Hafthor Bjornsson Pumped To Face Ward, Then 'Biggest Enemy' Eddie Hall Shane McGuigan Rates The Top Five Lightweights Josh Taylor: Teofimo Lopez's Ego Has Exploded, I'd Like To Cut Him Down To Size! Fury vs. Joshua: Hearn Receiving Offers From Several Countries To Host Ryan Garcia Aims To Retire Early, Open To a Future Run in MMA McGuigan: Eubank Jr. Has a Good Chance Against Golovkin, Charlo, Murata Ra'eese Aleem Putting in Work For Victor Pasillas Showtime Clash Demetrius Andrade-Liam Williams Middleweight Title Fight Re-Ordered By WBO Kovalev vs. Melikuziev Officially Canceled After Failed Drug Test Charr-Bryan, Shumenov-Murphy Announced By King as PPV Stream, Jan. 29 Povetkin-Whyte PPV Card: Wardley-Molina, Cheeseman-Metcalf, Campbell Hatton Povetkin-Whyte, Warrington-Lara, Okolie-Glowacki Among Matchroom Fights Announced Rey Vargas Moves Up To Featherweight, Named WBC Mandatory Challenger To Gary Russell Jr. Euro News: Faust, EC Boxing, Kraft, Patera vs. Boschiero, More Inoue, Dasmarinas Reach Terms For Mandatory Title Fight, Purse Bid Cancelled Angelo Leo: Wasn't My Best Performance Last Fight, Fans Didn't Get To See Best Of Me Yet Billy Joe Saunders Rules Out Caleb Plant Fight, Citing Politics: It's A Waste of Breath Haney: If Garcia Don't Want It, We'll Keep Going Down The Line To Teofimo or Fortuna McGregor: Pacquiao Talks Intensifying For Fight This Year, I'll Win Boxing Title Before Retiring Andres Campos Aims To Land Nakatani or Dalakian Title Shot Takuma Inoue Pounds Keita Kurihara For Technical Decision Win Liam Williams Ready For Chris Eubank Jr: I'm Supremely Confident I'd Beat Him! Hearn Cautions The WBO: Fury-Joshua is Bigger Than The Belts Hopkins: Melikuziev's Team Confident He Would Have KO'd Sergey Kovalev
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement