Floyd Mayweather addressed the passing of his uncle and former trainer Roger Mayweather, both in a statement and on social media. 50 Cent also sent a message about Roger’s passing, despite issues that have existed between him and Floyd.
Floyd announced Roger’s death in a statement on Tuesday, March 17. Roger suffered from diabetes and had other health issues as well. He was 58 years old when he passed.
“My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,” said Floyd in the statement. “Roger was a great champion and one of the best trainers in boxing. Unfortunately, his health was failing him for several years and now he can finally rest in peace.”
Floyd then posted two Instagram messages about his uncle, one on Wednesday, March 18 and another on the following day.
“Thanks for always having my back Uncle Roger! RIP Black Mamba,” Floyd captioned one of the posts.
50’s message came on Wednesday, March 18 as well.
“R.I.P uncle Roger God bless, 🕊” he wrote on Instagram.
50’s message may come as a surprise to some, considering he and Floyd have been beefing with each other for quite some time.
They had problems with each after first being close friends. Then at one point, the two men settled their issues, but later fell out again after Mayweather hired Teairra Mari to promote one of his events.
50 has been beefing with Mari over money that she owes him, which is why he became upset with Floyd.
Before joining his nephew’s training team, Roger held championship belts in the super featherweight and super lightweight division and ended his fighting career with 59 wins and 13 losses, with 35 knockouts.
Along with his brothers Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Jeff Mayweather, Roger started training his nephew in 1996 and was considered by many to be one of the best trainers in the world.
The news of Roger’s death comes days after Floyd’s ex and mother of his three children Josie Harris passed away on Tuesday, March 10, which Floyd also acknowledged on Instagram.
Harris was found unresponsive in a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of her Valencia, California, home.
Reportedly, there were no drugs found at the scene and no signs of suicide either. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said her cause of death is now “pending additional investigation.”
Floyd hasn’t acknowledged 50’s post about his uncle at this time, at least not publicly or on social media.