Roger Mayweather was born on April 24, 1961, and died on March 17, 2020. He was an American professional boxer that competed from 1981 to 1999, and until 2020, worked as a boxing trainer.
Mayweather was a two-weight world champion, holding the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles from 1983 to 1984, and also the WBC light welterweight title from 1987 to 1989. In addition, he held the IBO light welterweight title in 1994, and the IBO welterweight title from 1994 to 1995.
Roger grew up in the Mayweather boxing family: his brothers are Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Jeff Mayweather, and his nephew is Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Roger used to serve as Mayweather Jr.’s trainer from the year 2000 to 2012. Under his guidance, Floyd Mayweather Jr then becomes one of the biggest names in the sport of boxing.
When it comes to his career, he fought against big boxing names such as Julio Cesar Chavez and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. He has a professional boxing record of 59-13, with 35 knockouts. He ended the career with a total of nine major and minor titles in four weight classes.
Roger has a unique nickname, Black Mamba.
When asked about it, he explained:
“It’s funny because I wanted a boxing nickname that wouldn’t be common to most people. One day when 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.”