Roger Mayweather, Floyd’s Uncle: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Roger Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s uncle and trailer, was reported missing. (Getty)

Roger Mayweather, 55, is boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.‘s uncle and former trainer. On Sunday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported him missing. He was last seen on Saturday and police are nervous about his health.

Here’s a look at Mayweather’s life and career.


1. Mayweather Was Last Seen on July 30 at 3 p.m.

Las Vegas police began asking the public for help on Sunday, noting that Mayweather has not been seen since July 230 at 3 p.m. When he was last seen, he was wearing white tennis shoes, a white shirt and blue sweatpants. “Roger might be suffering for several known medical issues and is without his medication,” the police statement read.

Anyone with information is asked to call 702-828-3111. He was last seen in the Spring Mountain/Valley View area, near the Mayweather Boxing Club, notes TMZ.

Mayweather is 5’7″ and weighs 160 lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair.


2. Floyd Said Last Year That His Uncle ‘Seems Like He’s an Old Man in His 80’s’


FLOYD MAYWEATHER SPEAKS CANDIDLY ABOUT HOW HIS UNCLE'S HEALTH HAS INFLUENCED HIS DECISION TO RETIRE"My uncle Roger Mayweather has lost a lot of memory from the sport of boxing…he's only in his 50's, but it seems like he's an old man in his 80's…boxing is wear and tear on the body…he don't even know who I am anymore…he's not doing well…he's not sharp as he used to be, and…2015-08-13T14:38:49.000Z

In the above interview with FightHype.com, Floyd gives an emotional interview about his uncle. He said that boxing has taken a toll on Mayweather and seeing that helped him decide to leave boxing at age 39.

“My uncle Roger Mayweather has lost a lot of memory from the sport of boxing,” Floyd said. “He’s only in his 50’s, but it seems like he’s an old man in his 80’s. Boxing is wear and tear on the body.”

Floyd said that his uncle didn’t even recognize him any longer and is “not doing well.”


3. Mayweather Has Impaired Vision & Family Members Don’t Think He Can Live Alone

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Roger Mayweather and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015. (Getty)

In a September 2014 interview with MLive.com, Mayweather said he didn’t really see changes in himself, but his family certainly has. At that time, he was losing his eyesight, likely due to diabetes. He was living with a nephew because his family thought that he could not handle living alone.

“When I look at (Muhammad) Ali, I can see the changes in him, in what he was,” Mayweather told MLive.com. “But me, as a person, myself, I can’t see the changes in myself. What changes? Somebody says it’s the way you talk, the way you do this, the way you do that. I don’t think about it. But when they see me, they know.”

Mayweather was Floyd’s trainer for nearly 13 years when he hired his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., to replace his uncle. However, Mayweather told MLive.com that he was still Floyd’s head trainer.

Mayweather said in the interview with MLive.com:

People ask me all the time, ‘Man, do you miss boxing?’ Hell yeah, I miss boxing. I liked boxing. But do I have injuries from boxing? I really don’t know. To be honest, I don’t know. If you’ve had that many fights, 100-and-something fights, something happened. Somewhere along the line, something happened. But I just don’t know what the (expletive) it is.


4. Mayweather Fought With the Nickname ‘Black Mamba’

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Roger Mayweather fights Fidel Avendano in 1993. (Getty)

During his own boxing career, Mayweather earned a 59-13 record, fighting in Lightweight and Welterweight classes. He had 35 wins by knock out and was WBC Light Welterweight Champion from 1987-1989. He was also WBA Super Featherweight Champion from 1983-1984.

He earned the nickname “Black Mamba.” He told Doghouse Boxing that he picked the name after trying to find something unique. He explained:

One day I was flipping through channels and I came upon this channel showing different reptiles, and they were showing the black mamba, one of the most deadly snakes in the world. I loved the way the mamba attacked so quietly, but when he hit you he just hit you one time and the poison was in you. That reminded me of myself right there.


5. In 2009, Mayweather Was Charged With Attacking a Female Boxer

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Roger Mayweather. (Getty)

Mayweather has run into his own legal issues in the past. In 2009, he was arrested at a Las Vegas apartment for allegedly attacking Melissa St. Vil, a female boxer he trained. In January 2011, he struck a plea deal with prosecutors. Instead of jail, he had to pay a $1,000 fine, do 50 hours of community service and go to domestic violence counseling.

Mayweather also famously took the spotlight away from his nephew during Floyd’s 2006 fight with Zab Judah by jumping into the ring and fighting Judah’s father. He was suspended for a year and fined $200,000 for the incident.

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