Floyd remembers Roger Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather talks about his uncle, former world champion and legendary trainer Roger Mayweather, who passed away after a long battle with diabetes.

“My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,” said Mayweather, who is still grieving from the loss of his children’s mother Josie Harris last week. “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. It is a terrible loss for all of us.

“We are thankful for all the love and well-wishes we have already received as word traveled about Roger’s passing. It helps me to see that he was able to touch so many people through his life in boxing, because he gave so much to the sport which was his first and longtime love.”

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“This is a sad day for the Mayweather Promotions family because that is truly what Roger was to us,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions who worked side-by-side with Roger for some of Floyd’s biggest fights. “On top of being a phenomenal fighter in his own career, Roger was one of the most essential parts of guiding Floyd to the incredible career he had in becoming the best ever. We hope you keep Floyd and the entire Mayweather family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.”

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The Mayweather family, who will forever be part of the sweet science’s history, is asking that you respect their privacy at this time until more information becomes available.

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  • Sorry to hear about this lose to the Mayweather family. He is no longer suffering and is resting peacefully.

  • A very good fighter back in the day watched many of his bouts on TV I also going through a painful loss may he RIP.

  • Wow.. I trained with Roger Mayweather for about 6 months; he was a great trainer and a great person without a doubt!!!! ❤️ My condone-lenses to the Mayweather Family!

  • Roger was a special guy, a great champion and a great trainer. I knew he had been sick for quite some time. RIP easy ‘Uncle’ Roger!

  • Instead of this being all about Roger Mayweather, Leonard Ellerbe can’t miss an opportunity to suck little Floyd’s ass, just pathetic. Roger gave his all every time, I remember as a young teen reading about Roger before he took out Sammy Serrano to win his first world crown and what a warrior he was. I watched him live many times at the famed Olympic auditorium and met him in person in the early 90’s in Las Vegas what a great straight up guy he was. I will miss his many great memories he gave to so many fans.

    RIP Champion.

    • And you couldn’t “miss an opportunity”
      to say something negative about Floyd or his camp. This isn’t the time. Its all about Roger and celebrating his life.

  • Just like the great Emannual Steward a great library of information was lost. That is the sad part of anyones death. All their life experience and knowledge gone. I tell you you must find in life a mad passion for something that betters a life or the world in general. All my extra time and money goes into helping incarcerated people. And once they get out. I’m broke from it, but their is nothing in life like turning a life around. Manny Steward knew that and it was his passion. I’m sure Roger did in his own way.

    • I was with you up until you started talking about incarcerated people…and going broke from it. Thought I was on the wrong topic for a minute. Anyway, RIP Roger, you were a helluva dude, even if you didn’t help incarcerated people.

  • I hope it wasn’t Coronavirus. Anyone that passes for the time being will make you wonder. My Condolences to the Mayweather family. You did great Roger, be proud of your work. RIP brother.

    • ……..legendary trainer Roger Mayweather, who passed away after a long battle with diabetes.
      In case you missed the first paragraph of the story.

  • Very tragic news. Roger was a great fighter in his own right back in the day, and had a wealth of wisdom that Floyd obviously benefitted from. He was always full of depth and intensity, and I always appreciated his knowledge anytime he shared it. Gone too soon.

  • Rip uncle Roger, will always remember him saying to Floyd in the corner
    ” keep on doing what you doing”

  • R.I.P. Roger Mayweather. Thanks for taking the time to saying what’s up to me when you didn’t know me from a whole in the wall.

  • I first met Roger in the 1980s when he successfully made his first title defense in San Jose California. He was an incredible puncher and a great human being. I was in the corner of Julio Cesar Chavez, when Chavez knocked out Roger at the Riviera hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. We have kept in contact for many years and he will be greatly missed. God bless my brother and RIP.

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