Gone, but never forgotten
The former boxing champion and uncle of Floyd Mayweather died on March 17. He was 58.
Floyd’s website announced the news, revealing that the late legendary boxer and trainer had long battled with diabetes and deteriorating health.
"My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring," Floyd, 43, said 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, a two-division boxing world champion, had a professional record of 59 wins and only 13 losses during his career, which lasted from 1981-1999.
Floyd added, "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."