Floyd Mayweather has suffered a another personal heartbreak after his uncle Roger Mayweather was confirmed dead at aged 58, MySportDab reports.
According to TMZ, Roger Mayweather had been suffering from poor health issues including diabetes, and had helped Floyd alot when he first entered into professional boxing.
Tuesday’s breaking news follows a tough period for Floyd, after the mother of his children, Josie Harris was found dead in her car in California last week by police.
Despite the fact they were separated, 43-year-old Floyd has spent the last days posting pictures of himself and Harris to his Instagram page.
The pictures were shares online along with tributes in which he described as his ‘my angel’ ‘my rock’ ‘my friend’ and ‘my love’.
MySportDab understands Roger Mayweather was a key member of Floyd’s training camp and trained the 50-0 boxer when he made his professional debut in 1996 until his father Floyd Senior, got out of prison two years later.
The pair reunited again in 2000 and had an iconic fighter-trainer partnership for 12 years as Floyd established himself as one of the greatest boxers in the world.
Due to his health issues, Roger retired as a boxing Coach and Floyd Senior took over as his new head coach for most part of his son’s career.
Roger fought 72 fights as a professional boxer, winning 59 of them over an 18-year career.
He won the WBA, Super featherweight title and WBC light welterweight title during his stunning career.