Today, we have lost one of boxing’s best ambassadors of the last couple generations. 🇺🇸Roger Mayweather at the age of 58 has succumbed to a lengthy battle with complications stemming from diabetes. Roger leaves behind a storied legacy, ranging from being a very good fighter himself in the 80’s and early 90’s, to becoming an even better Head-Trainer, as well as a go-to figure when it came to the current climate of boxing.
Coming from a household which ingratiated itself with boxing, he, along with his brothers Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Jeff Mayweather became professional boxers. Roger would emerge as the best of the bunch, and became a 2X, 2-division titlist (Super-Featherweight, Junior-Welterweight) throughout his career. He would win his first title when he defeated Puerto Rico’s 🇵🇷Samuel Serrano in 1983 to win the WBA strap at Super-Featherweight. Mayweather has had other impressive victories throughout his career, clearing the likes of 🇺🇸Vinny Pazienza, 🇺🇸Harold Brazier, and a few others. A gusty competitor, Roger also fought the best of the best across 2 different generations that were there to be fought, great fighters like 🇲🇽Julio Cesar Chavez (twice), 🥇🇺🇸Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, 🇦🇺Kostya Tszyu, and 🇺🇸Rocky Lockridge.
Roger’s second career was that of a Head-Trainer, and in being the driving force behind his nephew 🥉🇺🇸Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr’s ascension to super-stardom, as well as All-Time-Great status, as the mastermind behind Floyd’s once in a generation level of natural ability. While Floyd’s father got his son integrated into the sport, Roger overseen much of Floyd Jr’s great success as a pro.
Roger Mayweather throughout the 2000’s unwittingly became both the funniest, and most direct figure of wisdom in boxing, as he unabashedly shared his views on fighters, and the sport as a whole, with one of his favorite slogans being “most people don’t know shit about boxing”. He was also one that liked to talk the history of the sport, and was a figure that a lot of young boxers used to talk to for a little guidance and wisdom.
His medical problems started to become serious towards the back-end of his nephews career, forcing him to step away, where his brother Floyd stepped in to fill the lead-role as Trainer for the last of Floyd Jr’s career. Rogers legacy will continue to live on, and had created his own path towards a legacy that will forever be integrated with some of the good virtues that boxing still holds on to, rest easy Champ. 🥊🥊