Floyd Mayweather Jr's uncle Roger passed away at the age of 58. Roger was a former world champion, who trained his nephew during the latter part of his life.
Floyd announced the death of his uncle in a statement on Tuesday. Roger had been dealing with diabetes and other long-term health issues for quite some time prior to his death
''My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,'' Mayweather said. ''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. 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.'' - Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Remembering "Uncle Roger"Roger Mayweather was known as the ''Black Mamba'' during his professional career. He held the 130 and 140-pound title in his 72-fights.
The Grand Rapids, Michigan native fought big names during his time such as Julio Cesar Chavez and Pernell Whitaker. Mayweather retired in 1999 with a 59-13 win-loss record with 35 knockouts in his 18-year.
Mayweather gained notoriety for his work outside competition having trained his nephew Floyd for some fights. He was usually outspoken in front of the media, particularly when he trained some of Manny Pacquiao's opponents.
His biggest achievements post-boxing career was cornering his nephew Floyd in some of his biggest fights.
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