The Sports World Remembers Roger Mayweather
After a number of health issues, including diabetes, Roger Mayweather passed away yesterday. A WBA and lineal Super Featherweight Champion as well as a WBC Light-Welterweight Champion, Mayweather (59-13) was a pioneer in the boxing world, both as an athlete and as a trainer.
✨ MAGICAL MITTS 🥊
A rewind to when @FloydMayweather and his late Uncle Roger had the Peacock Gym in a frenzy with their dazzling padwork⚡
Rest in peace Roger. You will never be forgotten ❤ pic.twitter.com/kJuokCg5B4
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) March 18, 2020
The 58-year-old helped his nephew Floyd Mayweasther Jr. become one of the top boxers in the world today, training him from his start until 2015. Floyd had the following to say about his uncle:
“My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,” said Mayweather in a statement. “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.”
Roger’s influence did not just rub off on Floyd. Any chance someone from the boxing world got, they would always tell a story about Roger. Sometimes it was funny, other times it was inspirational. Several athletes from the combat sports world took to social media to honor Roger. Some posts include messages by Ryan Garcia, Badou Jack, CompuBox’s Dan Canobbio, Jessie Vargas, Dana White, Claressa Shields and more.
You can check out the posts below:
We are saddened with the recent news of Roger Mayweather’s passing. Our hearts go out to the Mayweather family and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We thank you all for the outpouring of love and support during this time. Roger’s spirit lives on with us forever ♾ pic.twitter.com/MWNsVftoYY
— Mayweather Promotions (@MayweatherPromo) March 17, 2020
— Badou Jack (@BadouJack) March 17, 2020
Rest in peace, Roger. Our condolences to the entire Mayweather family. https://t.co/P4xH6JMzyb
— Stephen Espinoza (@StephenEspinoza) March 17, 2020
— Dana White (@danawhite) March 17, 2020
RIP #RogerMayweather trainer of Floyd Mayweather who revolutionised the way a lot of boxing trainers and fighters do pads /mitts.
Thank you for entertaining and inspiring us.
My Condolences to the Mayweather family 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/odINSOsojn
— Anthony Yarde (@thebeastyarde) March 17, 2020
Praying for @FloydMayweather and his family. Praying that God takes the sadness away from his heart. Lost his baby mom and uncle.
— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) March 17, 2020
During these difficult times, we are all reminded the value of family. Our boxing family has lost a giant today. Love and Respect on the Mayweather name. RIP #ROGERMAYWEATHER 😢 pic.twitter.com/WUETyj0ks5
— Radio Rahim (@RadioRahimTV) March 17, 2020
Rip Roger Mayweather 🙏
Quick story when i was around 11-12 years old, i came into the Mayweather gym and I met Roger we started talking and he quizzed me on the history of boxing, he tried to stump me but i passed and he was impressed hahaha I’ll always remember that.
— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) March 17, 2020
The original Black Mamba. Roger Mayweather won belts in two weight divisions. He was no joke at 130, 135, and 140lbs. https://t.co/IHE4JUfepJ
— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) March 17, 2020
One of my favorite Roger Mayweather quotes:
“Why Bill Gates still fucking making them computers? He got about $50 billion dollars….that’s why Floyd still hungry” RIP Uncle Roger. pic.twitter.com/T4qmWEcV0a
— Dan Canobbio (@DanCanobbio) March 17, 2020
“Rocky 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 . . . Yay, y’all go ahead and believe that bullshit if you want! This ain’t going to be no Rocky 7” – Roger Mayweather (@HBO 24/7, Mayweather vs Hatton) #RIPBlackMamba
— Kelly Swanson (@kellyswanson1) March 17, 2020
RIP Mr You Don’t Know Shit About Boxing
— Erickson Lubin (@EricksonHammerL) March 17, 2020
Two Mambas passed in 2020 Kobe Bryant & Roger Mayweather WTF#Legends
— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) March 18, 2020
The BLACK MAMBA-a HELLUVA fighter! A multi division multi time WORLD CHAMPION..fought a load of great fighters & you don’t win 59 fights (35kos) unless your one of the best of your era! It was a pleasure to have intro’d him in the ring!
R.I.P. CHAMPION💔🥊 https://t.co/hPuP8QiFcH
— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) March 17, 2020
Omg! Just heard! The legendary #RogerMayweather aka "Black Mamba" 2 time world champ! Amazing trainer. He meant so much to boxing. Meant the world to @FloydMayweather – Can't imagine his & Floyd Sr's pain. My deepest condolences to the Mayweather family & the Mayweather team. https://t.co/M0pKNi0iJU
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) March 18, 2020
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) March 17, 2020
The entire Top Rank family sends its condolences to the Mayweather family following the passing of former 2-time world champion and legendary trainer Roger Mayweather.
(📸: AP) pic.twitter.com/uSYbOkSDvT
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) March 17, 2020
We recently lost ‘The Black Mamba’ of basketball, and today we lost boxing’s ‘Black Mamba’ w/ the passing of formerWorld Champion Roger Mayweather. He was @FloydMayweather’s uncle& trainer, but inside the ring he had his own reputation as a great rt. hand puncher. Farewell Champ. pic.twitter.com/e5Rh8lVFKP
— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) March 17, 2020
I’m truly saddened by the news of the passing of my long time friend & coach Roger Mayweather)Uncle Roge)Love Ya man 😔 An honest soul who always gave it to you straight. A talented fighter inside the ring becoming a 2 time world champion. RIP #BlackMamba #RogerMayweather pic.twitter.com/UCcqXIhFzo
— Jessie Vargas (@jessievargas_) March 17, 2020
Roger Mayweather is responsible for one of the greatest lines I've ever heard from a boxing cornerman.
In the middle of the Floyd-Gatti beatdown, he turned to the camera and went "I told y'all he's gonna get his ass whooped."
— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) March 17, 2020
How influential was the #RogerMayweather & #FloydMayweather duo? Most personal trainers today have their clients doing “mitt workouts” that don’t burn much weight. They’re just trying to be like Roger & Floyd lol
— Rich Diggs (@RichDDiggs) March 17, 2020
Our thoughts tonight are with the Mayweather family following the passing of two-division World Champion and legendary trainer, Roger Mayweather. pic.twitter.com/VsYeF4A6Km
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) March 17, 2020
Rest in peace, Roger Mayweather, if it's true that he has passed away. He was a two-division champ (130 and 140) and he fought EVERYBODY. He was also a #boxing historian who loved to talk about the sport. #RIP #BlackMamba #MexicanAssassin
— Douglass Fischer (@dougiefischer) March 17, 2020
R.I.P. Roger Mayweather 4/24/61 – 3/17/20 Aka The Black Mamba he said "he loved the way the mamba attacked so quietly but when he hit u he just hit u one time and the poison was in u" 59-13 with 35 KOs. His straight right was perfect. Heres 2 classic KOs #RogerMayweather #boxing pic.twitter.com/vlBMPIF8R0
— Chris Deep (@Xdeep13) March 18, 2020
PBC sends its prayers and condolences to @FloydMayweather, his family and team with today’s news of the passing of his uncle and longtime trainer, Roger Mayweather.
— PBC (@premierboxing) March 17, 2020
Two things you should know about Roger Mayweather.
1- he was the original “Black Mamba”
— Robert Littal (@BSO) March 17, 2020
Thank you for everything Black Mamba.
Rest in Peace Roger Mayweather. pic.twitter.com/MNt3nBbjMg
— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) March 17, 2020