Roger Mayweather, a former world champion in his own right and the uncle and trainer of retired superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior, has been listed by Las Vegas police as a MISSING PERSON. There are concerns for the 55-year-old’s well being after he disappeared yesterday afternoon, local Las Vegas, Nevada time.
According to a news piece from Las Vegas News3LV, police are asking for assistance from the public in locating Mayweather.
The main concern stems from the fact that Roger has a number of health issues and he is said to be currently without his medication. Roger’s health issues have been no real secret and Floyd, in speaking with the media recently, cited his uncle’s health problems, attributed to his long and at times hard fighting career, as a main reason for his own retirement from the sport. Floyd said the “wear and tear” on his uncle – who was never the defensive master Floyd was – has revealed itself in a number of ways; most notably Roger’s failing memory.
It is to be hoped the man who has proven instrumental in much of Mayweather Jr’s success is found safe and sound soon. A fine fighter in his day, “The Black Mamba” fought as a pro from 1981 to 1999. As a super-featherweight, lightweight and super-lightweight Mayweather faced a number of great fighters – including Rocky Lockridge, Pernell Whitaker, Vinny Pazienza and Kostya Tszyu – and he was a world champion at 130 and 140-pounds. Mayweather was perhaps best known for his two brutal fights with Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez, both bouts being lost by Mayweather by stoppage.
Roger retired in 1999, at the age of 38, with a hard earned 59-13(35) record. Although he is just 55-years of age today, Mayweather unfortunately looks a lot older due to his various health issues. Again, it is hoped he is located soon.