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Roger Mayweather, boxer and trainer, dies at 58

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Posted at 9:02 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 07:55:23-04

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.