Legendary Boxing Trainer Floyd Mayweather's Uncle Roger Mayweather dies 2020 at 58

Legendary Boxing Trainer Floyd Mayweather's Uncle Roger Mayweather dies 2020 at 58

And while his name may not ring as many bells as his nephew's, boxing enthusiasts remember very well that Roger Mayweather was also no slouch in the ring and died a boxing legend in his own right who went on to successfully train Floyd Mayweather.

Boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr has suffered another tragedy with his uncle and former trainer Roger Mayweather dead at 58.

After his death at the age of 58 on Tuesday, Floyd Mayweather hailed his uncle as "one of the most important people in my life".

Tributes poured in for the former two-weight world champion, affectionately nicknamed the "Black Mamba", from within the sport, including from former opponent Julio Cesar Chavez. Before there was Floyd Mayweather, there was Roger Mayweather, his uncle. Many consider him to be the greatest trainer of all-time.

He began working with Floyd in the late 1990s, with the nephew going on to be unbeaten in 50 fights and earning a reputation as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time.

Mayweather's father, Floyd has taken to social media to confirm the death of his younger brother.

"This is a sad day for the Mayweather Promotions family because that is truly what Roger was to us", he said.

Prayers up for the Mayweather family.

The news of Roger's death comes just a week after Floyd's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his children, Josie Harris, was found dead in her auto.

His death comes just days after Floyd's ex-partner and mother of three of his children, Josie Harris, was found dead in a vehicle in California.

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