Floyd Mayweather shares heartfelt throwback snaps of ‘Black Mamba’ uncle who died aged 58 and shaped his career – The Sun

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has shared two heartfelt throwback snaps of his uncle, Roger, who died earlier this week.

Money's uncle and long-serving corner man passed away at the age of 58 with his health "declining" and reports claiming he suffered from diabetes.

Roger is credited with helping make Floyd one of the greatest ever boxers, retiring undefeated and a five-weight world champion.

And now Mayweather has paid a touching tribute with a series of old pictures.

On one snap, Mayweather used the caption: "RIP Roger “BLACK MAMBA” Mayweather".

The other read: "Thanks for always having my back Uncle Roger! RIP Black Mamba".

Earlier this week, Mayweather spoke out about his uncle's passing – calling it a "terrible loss".


Money said: "My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring.

"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 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."

Roger trained Floyd when he turned professional in 1996, but then took a step back when the boxer decided to be coached by his dad.

But he returned in 2000, sticking with his nephew all the way until 2012 – where Floyd became one of the sport's best ever.

And in what has been an awful month for Mayweather, he also lost his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, just days earlier.

She was found dead in a car at her home in California.

Floyd and Harris, 40, had three kids together.

The American boxer described her as "my angel", "my heart", "my sweetheart", "my love", "my rock", "my family", "my kiss", "my sunshine" and "my flowers".

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