- Floyd Mayweather loses his uncle and former trainer Roger who died at the age of 58
- Roger played a huge part in Floyd's career, turning him into a professional in his first two years
- Roger has a successful boxing career where he won the lineal and the WBA titles
Floyd Mayweather's uncle Roger has passed away at the age of 58.
Roger was heavily involved in Mayweather's training team following his own successful boxing career.
Floyd attributed his discipline to his uncle who is regarded as the finest trainer of his generation.
He trained Floyd for the first two years of his career and helped him become professional in 1996.
Roger's health had been in a declining state for years and Floyd revealed that after-effects of his successful boxing career was the cause.
"My uncle Roger Mayweather has lost a lot of memory from the sport of boxing," Floyd said in an interview in 2015.
"He’s only in his 50s, but it seems like he’s an old man in his 80s."
Roger had been a professional boxer until 1999, when he retired as a 37-year-old with a record of 59-13, and 35 knockouts.
He was a two-weight champion, holding the lineal super featherweight and WBA titles for two years from 1987 to 1989.
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