The uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jnr, Roger Mayweather has passed on at age 58, TMZ reports.
Roger Mayweather was the former legendary trainer and also a world champion boxer. He was a holder of the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles from 1983-1984 and the WBC light welterweight title from 1987-1989.
Roger Mayweather later transitioned to training Floyd Mayweather Jr. before he retired.
“My uncle Roger Mayweather has left a lot of memory from the sport of boxing,” Floyd said in 2015, according to reports from TMZ. Mayweather had been in declining health in recent years. “He’s only in his 50s, but it seems like he’s an old man in his 80s.”
Roger Mayweather is the second close family member Floyd Mayweather Jr. has lost in a week after the mother of his three children, Josie Harris, was found dead at her California home last Tuesday.