To say that Roger Mayweather’s world is consumed by the sport of boxing would be an understatement. He goes to sleep thinking about how to revolutionize the sport and wakes up with an unrelenting ambition to be the one who does. “Boxing is all I’ve ever known and all I’ve ever wanted to know,” Roger exclaims. However, there is no secret that boxing flows uninhibited within the Mayweather bloodline. Roger and his brothers, Jeff, and Floyd Sr., have all experienced their own success inside and outside of the ring. Much like Roger, Floyd Sr. and Jeff have stayed connected to the sport and have made the Mayweather Boxing Club (MBC) their home away from home.
In his heyday, Roger Mayweather, affectionately nicknamed the “Black Mamba,” was a speedy knockout specialist. His very first opponent and victory came against Andrew Ruiz on July 29, 1981 in a first round TKO – surely a glimpse of what was to come during his career. By fight number 13, Roger had captured the USBA Lightweight Title in a UD against Ruben Munoz Jr. in an Atlantic City convention hall packed to the brim. In his 15th career bout on January 19, 1983, Roger TKO’d Samuel Serrano in round eight of fifteen to hoist the WBA World Super Featherweight Title belt. On his way to his next title bout, Roger stepped into the ring with marquee fighters the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez, Sergio Zambrano, and Pernell Whitaker. On a sunny day in Los Angeles on November 12, 1987, Roger TKO’d Rene Arredondo in a thrilling toe-to-toe matchup that lasted for six of twelve rounds ultimately crowning him the WBC Light Welterweight champion of the world. 72 fights, 59 victories, 35 knockouts, 13 world title bout appearances, and two championship titles is the legacy that Roger Mayweather leaves behind as a boxer in a sport that is as supremely exciting to watch as it is equally dangerous.
A former championship fighter within the ring, Roger has fought a different battle outside of it. He suffers from diabetes – a condition that causes excessive thirst, fatigue, weight loss, blurred vision and the occasional tingling in the body’s extremities. Much like he did during his career, Roger finds a way to overcome most obstacles and his duel with sugar diabetes is no different. It has not stopped him from doing the things that are important to him.
Today, Roger resides in Las Vegas and in addition to training his iconic nephew – Floyd Mayweather who refers to himself as “The Best Ever” – Roger is a full-time trainer and mentor at MBC. He receives much gratification from bestowing lessons learned in the sport to promising youth that are on the rise and who aspire to become professional prizefighters in the future. In addition, he works with countless professionals that train at MBC regularly as well as those who only come to the world famous workout facility for short periods of time.
The moments away from the gym for Roger means spending time with his two young children. He is a dedicated father who is determined to provide his children with top-notch educational opportunities and an overall better life than he had. His favorite movie is Mandingo and he loves nothing more than a great steak, chicken, or fish dinner.
59-13 (35 KO’s)
Date of Birth
April 24, 1971
Grand Rapids, MI
Las Vegas, NV