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Who was Roger Mayweather? The Black Mamba of boxing…

A man who was part of an important dynasty in the world of boxing. we tell you who it was Roger Mayweatherin this text LEFT PUNCH you can check

Who was Roger Mayweather? The Black Mamba of boxing…


A man who was part of an important dynasty in the world of boxing. we tell you who it was Roger Mayweatherin this text LEFT PUNCH you can check his record, titles he got and how he taught a bit of methodology to Mayweather Jr..

He also known as ‘Black Mamba’ is part of the first generation of boxers in the family and the first to succeed. He is also recognized as the trainer who taught his nephew everything he knew.

Who was Roger Mayweather?

He was born on May 16, 1961, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. He is the youngest of his brother Floyd and greater than Jeff Mayweather. All three dabbled in the sport of fists, but he found success.

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As an amateur he made a career of 64-4, and debuted as a professional on July 29, 1981 against Andrew Ruiz, whom he defeated by knockout. Two years later he got a battle with Samuel Serranorealized him and won the WBA lightweight world title.

Championships:

  • WBA World Lightweight Belt (X2)
  • USBA-IBF Super Featherweight Title
  • WBC-Americas Continental Lightweight Championship
  • WBC super lightweight belt

He made four defenses of his last title, until his fight against Julio Cesar Chavez, where he received harsh punishment and did not come out of his corner after 10 rounds. He retired in 1999, with a record of 59 wins, 35 by way of knockout, and 13 losses.

He died on March 17, 2020, in The Vegas, Nevada. He was 58 years old when he had a serious deterioration in health, mainly due to diabetes and sequelae from boxing.

Mayweather Jr’s trainer

His nephew turned pro in 1996, his father (Floyd Sr.) was in jail, so he agreed to train him. He was by his side until 1998, when Mayweather Sr.. He left the book and took care of his son.

There was no good relationship, so TheMoney he fired his dad and rehired his uncle Roger in 2000. He taught him the defense method, putting the shoulder forward to deflect blows and then attacking hard.

With his work he managed Floyd became lineal super featherweight champion and later won lightweight division titles.

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