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.

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:

 

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