Roger Mayweather, Uncle of Floyd Mayweather, Has Passed Away Days After His Ex-Girlfriend

Floyd Mayweather has lost his uncle and his ex-girlfriend in the span of a week.

The sport of boxing has lost a truly legendary figure in Roger Mayweather. He was 58.

Nicknamed The Black Mamba during his career, the former two-weight division champion who had trained his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr for a time was a fixture in the boxing community. His near two decade long professional boxing career saw him win the WBA and Lineal super-featherweight world titles in 1983. Roger Mayweather also won the WBC light-welterweight title in 1987.

What caused the death of Roger Mayweather is still unknown.

This comes hot off the heels of the passing of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s ex-girlfriend Josie Harris. The cause her death is also unknown.

 

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This surely comes as a truly devastating time for Floyd Mayweather Jr and his family, losing both the mother of his children and his uncle in a week’s span.

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.