Who is Roger Mayweather? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Cause of Death, Net Worth, Height

Roger Mayweather Wiki – Biography

Roger Mayweather was an American professional boxer who competed from 1981 to 1999, and worked as a boxing trainer. He was a two-weight world champion, having held the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles from 1983 to 1984, and the WBC light welterweight title from 1987 to 1989.

Roger Mayweather, uncle and legendary boxing trainer to Floyd Mayweather, has died aged 58 after a long battle with diabetes.

The tragic news comes less than a week since Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend and mother of their three children Josie Harris was found dead in her car at the age of 40.

Roger Mayweather Age

Roger Mayweather was 58 years old. He was born on April 24, 1961, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.

Family

“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. It is a terrible loss for all of us.”

Nicknamed the “Black Mamba”, Mayweather Sr won 59 of his 72 professional fights, capturing the WBA super-featherweight world title and WBC light-welterweight world title.

Roger Mayweather, a Michigan native, became a distinguished world champion in his own right, facing both Julio Cesar Chaves Jr and Pernell Whittaker during a 20-year career, before establishing himself as one of the greatest coaches in the sport’s history.

“My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,” Floyd Mayweather said in a statement.

“Roger was a great champion and one of the best trainers in boxing. Unfortunately, his health was failing him for several years and now he can finally rest in peace.

Career

Mayweather, who was 64-4 as an amateur, made his pro boxing debut on July 29, 1981 against Andrew Ruiz. Mayweather won by TKO in round 1. In his thirteenth fight, Mayweather beat Ruben Muñoz Jr. for the USBA lightweight (135 lb) title.

After improving his record to 14-0, Mayweather earned a title shot on January 19, 1983 against Lineal and WBA super featherweight (130 lb) champion Samuel Serrano. Serrano entered the bout with a record of 49-3-1 and had lost only once since first winning the title in 1976. Nonetheless, Mayweather led on all three judges’ scorecards before he beat Serrano by TKO in round 8 and effectively ended Serrano’s career.

Mayweather made two successful title defenses (against Jorge Alvarado and Benedicto Villablanca), but then his first loss came when he was knocked out in round 1 by Rocky Lockridge on February 22, 1984.

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Mayweather won the USBA super featherweight title when he gave Kenny Baysmore his first loss, by TKO in round 3. Thus, Mayweather earned the opportunity to fight against WBC Junior Lightweight champion and future legend Julio César Chávez on July 7, 1985. Although Mayweather won the first round on the judges’ scorecards, he was knocked down twice in round 2 and lost by TKO.

On November 28, 1986, Mayweather beat Sammy Fuentes for the WBC Continental Americas lightweight title. In his next bout, on March 28, 1987, Mayweather fought against Pernell Whitaker for the NABF lightweight title. Mayweather was knocked down in round 1, but he knocked down Whitaker in round 9. Whitaker won by unanimous decision.

Cause of Death

Floyd Mayweather’s uncle, Roger Mayweather — one of the most famous boxing trainers ever — has died, Floyd’s camp confirms with TMZ Sports. He was 58.

Roger was a KEY member of Floyd’s training team — and sculpted him into becoming the global phenom he is today. Many considered Roger the best trainer in the world.

He was also a pretty good boxer and battled with some pretty big stars, including Julio César Chávez and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini.

He was also a 2-weight world champion — holding the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles back in the day, along with the WBC light welterweight title (from ’87 to ’89).

Roger had been in declining health for years. In fact, Floyd opened up about Roger’s health back in 2015 and blamed boxing for damaging his brain.

“My uncle Roger Mayweather has lost a lot of memory from the sport of boxing,” Floyd said … “He’s only in his 50s, but it seems like he’s an old man in his 80s.”

A few years ago, Roger went missing — and fortunately, he was located by law enforcement officials.

We’re told Floyd was close with Roger and is deeply emotional about his passing.

Height

He stands to height of 1.71 m.

Net Worth

Roger Mayweather’s net worth was $10 million.

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