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Roger Mayweather, left, and Floyd Mayweather listen during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 ,in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to face Juan Manuel Marquez, of Mexico, in a welterweight boxing match Saturday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roger Mayweather, a former world champion who also trained his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr., has died at the age of 58.
Floyd Mayweather announced the death in a statement.
Roger Mayweather had been ill with diabetes and other long-term health issues. He held titles at 130 and 140 pounds and was in the corner for some of Floyd Mayweather's biggest fights.
A native of Grand Rapids, he was 59-13 with 35 knockouts in an 18-year career that began in 1981.
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