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Roger Mayweather

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  • Nickname: Black Mamba
  • Date of Birth: 24th April 1961
  • Died: 17th March 2020 (58 years old)
  • Career length: 17 years 9 months
  • Status: Deceased
  • Nationality: USA Flag USA
  • Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Flag Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Division: Super Featherweight
  • Height: 171cm
  • Reach: 187cm
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • BoxRec: Roger Mayweather
  • Debut: 29th July 1981


Roger Mayweather was a professional boxer who competed from 1981 to 1999, winning world titles in two weight classes. He later became a renowned trainer, notably for his nephew, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

As a boxer, Roger Mayweather held the WBA and The Ring super featherweight titles from 1983 to 1984 and the WBC light welterweight title from 1987 to 1989. In the mid-1990s, he also held the IBO light welterweight and welterweight titles. Known as the "Black Mamba," Roger was recognized for his quiet but deadly approach in the ring, much like the venomous snake he named himself after.

After his boxing career, Roger focused on training his nephew, Floyd Mayweather Jr. He served as Floyd's trainer from 2000 to 2012, with a brief hiatus when Floyd Mayweather Sr. took over the role. Under Roger's guidance, Floyd Jr. became one of the most successful and renowned boxers ever.

Roger gained national attention during the 2006 Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Zab Judah fight when he entered the ring after Judah hit Floyd with a low blow and a rabbit punch. The ensuing melee resulted in Roger's being fined and suspended for a year.

Throughout his life, Roger faced some controversies, including an arrest in 2009 for allegedly attacking a former female boxer he had trained.

Roger Mayweather was a member of the famous Mayweather boxing family. He was one of three brothers who were professional boxers, along with Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Jeff Mayweather.

Sadly, Roger Mayweather passed away on March 17, 2020, at the age of 58 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had been suffering from deteriorating health for several years, with his nephew Floyd attributing his declining memory to the impact of boxing.

Roger Mayweather's contributions to boxing, both as a fighter and a trainer, have left a lasting impact on the sport and solidified his place in its history.