Roger Mayweather, who won world titles at super featherweight and super lightweight while earning 59 wins in a 72-fight professional career spanning almost 20 years, died on Tuesday after a long battle with diabetes. He was a two-division boxing world champion, winning world titles at super featherweight and super lightweight, with notable fights against Julio Cesar Chavez and Pernell Whitaker. Roger is also survived by his brother Jeff, a former boxer and trainer in his own right.
Details of death: Died at the age of 58. "Unfortunately, his health was failing him for several years and now he can finally rest in peace", Mayweather Jr said in a statement. It is a bad loss for all of us.
The former boxer, who retired in 1999, reportedly had been suffering from poor health including diabetes, and had held the mitts for Floyd when he first set foot in professional boxing.
"We thank you all for the outpouring of love and support during this time". Josie Harris, the mother of Floyd's three children, was found dead in a vehicle near her home in Valencia, Calif., according to The Blast.
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They were said to have witnessed a September 2010 domestic violence incident after which Mayweather spent two months in prison. In a 2014 interview , Harris said she preferred it when Mayweather would not collect their children personally from the house.
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The Premier Boxing Champions family would like to extend our deepest condolences to Floyd Mayweather and his family on the sad news of the passing of Roger Mayweather at age 58.
The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
Despite the pair being separated, the 43-year-old has spent the last few days posting to his Instagram page images of himself and Harris during happier times.
Roger Mayweather then returned to the team in 2000, remaining for more than a decade as his nephew ascended to become one of the sport's all-time greats, eventually retiring with an unblemished 50-0 record.