Mayweather in 2010
|Real name||Roger L. Mayweather|
|Born||April 24, 1960|
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||March 17, 2020 (aged 59)|
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Wins by KO||35|
Roger Mayweather (April 24, 1961 – March 17, 2020) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1981 to 1999, and subsequently worked as a boxing trainer. He was a two-weight world champion, having held the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles from 1983 to 1984, and the WBC light welterweight title from 1987 to 1989. Additionally he held the IBO light welterweight title in 1994, and the IBO welterweight title from 1994 to 1995.
Mayweather was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Bernice (Ambrose) and Theartha Mayweather. He was a part of the Mayweather boxing family: his brothers are Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and Jeff Mayweather, and his nephew is Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Roger served as Mayweather, Jr.'s trainer from 2000 to 2012. Under Roger's guidance Floyd Mayweather, Jr. then went on to become one of the biggest names in the sport of boxing and one of the pound for pound greats.
Mayweather, who was 64-4 as an amateur, made his pro boxing debut on July 29, 1981 against Andrew Ruiz. Mayweather won by TKO in round 1. In his thirteenth fight, Mayweather beat Ruben Muñoz Jr. for the USBA lightweight (135 lb) title.
After improving his record to 14-0, Mayweather earned a title shot on January 19, 1983 against Lineal and WBA super featherweight (130 lb) champion Samuel Serrano. Serrano entered the bout with a record of 49-3-1 and had lost only once since first winning the title in 1976. Nonetheless, Mayweather led on all three judges' scorecards before he beat Serrano by TKO in round 8 and effectively ended Serrano's career.
Mayweather made two successful title defenses (against Jorge Alvarado and Benedicto Villablanca), but then his first loss came when he was knocked out in round 1 by Rocky Lockridge on February 22, 1984.
Mayweather won the USBA super featherweight title when he gave Kenny Baysmore his first loss, by TKO in round 3. Thus, Mayweather earned the opportunity to fight against WBC Junior Lightweight champion Julio César Chávez on July 7, 1985. Although Mayweather won the first round on the judges' scorecards, he was knocked down twice in round 2 and lost by TKO.
On November 28, 1986, Mayweather beat Sammy Fuentes for the WBC Continental Americas lightweight title. In his next bout, on March 28, 1987, Mayweather fought against Pernell Whitaker for the NABF lightweight title. Mayweather was knocked down in round 1, but he knocked down Whitaker in round 9. Whitaker won by unanimous decision.
After Mayweather moved up to the Junior Welterweight (140 lb) division, he fought against WBC Junior Welterweight champion Rene Arredondo on November 12, 1987. Mayweather led on the scorecards and knocked down Arredondo three times in round 6 to win by TKO.
Mayweather made four successful title defenses before he encountered Mexican champion Julio César Chávez again on May 13, 1989. Prior to this fight, Mayweather was being called by several boxing writers as "The Mexican assassin" due to his numerous wins over Mexican fighters during the last few years. Chávez was still undefeated at the time, and with a 63-0 record, he was becoming a legend. Mayweather retired after round 10 due to the body damage inflicted by Chávez.
Mayweather won the WBA Americas super lightweight title on April 5, 1990 from Ildemar Paisan. He fought Rafael Pineda for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title on December 7, 1991, but he lost by knockout in round 9.
On March 14, 1993, Mayweather beat former WBA lightweight champion Livingstone Bramble by corner stoppage in round 5. Bramble had defeated Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini twice for the title in the mid-1980s.
Mayweather defeated Eduardo Montes for the IBO light welterweight title by third-round knockout on May 28, 1994. Less than three weeks later, he defeated Marco Antonio Ramirez by a TKO in round three.
In his next fight, against Johnny Bizzarro on August 4, 1994, Mayweather won the IBO welterweight (147 lb) title by unanimous decision. He defended the belt once in 1995.
On June 25, 1995, Mayweather fought the 14-0 Kostya Tszyu for the IBF junior welterweight title. Tszyu won by unanimous decision.
Mayweather won his last title—the IBA welterweight title—on March 12, 1997, when he beat Carlos Miranda by round 12 TKO. Mayweather's final bout was a majority decision victory over Javier Francisco Mendez on May 8, 1999. He ended his career with a total of nine major and minor titles in four weight classes.
When asked about his ring nickname, Roger stated:
"It’s funny because I wanted a boxing nickname that wouldn’t be common to most people. One day when I was flipping through channels and I came upon this channel showing different reptiles, and they were showing the black mamba, one of the most deadly snakes in the world. I loved the way the mamba attacked so quietly, but when he hit you he just hit you one time and the poison was in you. That reminded me of myself right there."
When Floyd Mayweather, Jr. turned pro in 1996, Roger Mayweather turned his attention away from his own competitive boxing career and focused more on being the younger Mayweather's trainer. Roger trained Floyd Jr. until early 1998, when Floyd Mayweather, Sr. was released from prison and became Mayweather Jr's trainer. However, soon after Mayweather defeated Gregorio Vargas on March 18, 2000, Mayweather Jr. fired Mayweather, Sr. as his trainer and brought uncle Roger back.
Roger Mayweather garnered national attention during and after Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Zab Judah on April 8, 2006. Near the conclusion of the tenth round, Judah hit Mayweather with a left hand that was clearly below the belt and followed up with a right-handed rabbit punch. After referee Richard Steele called time with five seconds remaining in the round, Roger Mayweather entered the ring, but was restrained by Steele. Judah's father and trainer, Yoel Judah, entered the ring and swung at Roger. Zab then went after Roger—taking a swing and grappling with him until security broke it up and cleared the ring. Roger was ejected, but the boxers finished the remaining two rounds, and Mayweather won by unanimous decision. Five days after the fight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission decided not to overturn the result of the bout, but Roger Mayweather was fined US $200,000 and suspended for one year.
Mayweather was arrested on August 2009 in Las Vegas for allegedly attacking one of his former boxers, female boxer Melissa St. Vil. Mayweather allegedly hit her several times in the ribs, then tried to choke her, causing her to spit up blood when police arrived. Appearing on the HBO series "24/7", Mayweather admitted to choking St. Vil in an effort to restrain her, but denied that he physically struck her.
|Professional record summary|
|72 fights||59 wins||13 losses|
|72||Win||59–13||Javier Francisco Méndez||MD||10||May 8, 1999||Club Cal Neva, Reno, Nevada, U.S.|
|71||Win||58–13||Patrick Byrd||UD||10||Nov 13, 1998||Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel, Morton, Minnesota, U.S.|
|70||Win||57–13||Carlos Miranda||TKO||12 (12), 2:51||Mar 12, 1997||Stadium Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.||Won vacant IBA welterweight title|
|69||Loss||56–13||Juan Soberanes||SD||10||Sep 21, 1996||Harrah's Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.|
|68||Win||56–12||Tom McCain||TKO||5 (10), 1:45||Aug 3, 1996||Erlanger, Kentucky, U.S.|
|67||Win||55–12||Clifford Hicks||TKO||3 (10)||Oct 21, 1995||Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|66||Loss||54–12||Kostya Tszyu||UD||12||Jun 25, 1995||Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia||For IBF light welterweight title|
|65||Win||54–11||Mike Mungin||MD||10||Apr 30, 1995||Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|64||Win||53–11||Aaron McLaurine||TKO||9 (12), 2:44||Feb 17, 1995||Silver Nugget, North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBO welterweight title|
|63||Win||52–11||Francisco Barra||TKO||3 (8), 1:45||Dec 29, 1994||Silver Nugget, North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|62||Loss||51–11||Ray Lovato||KO||2 (10), 0:39||Sep 16, 1994||The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|61||Win||51–10||Johnny Bizzarro||UD||12||Aug 8, 1994||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.||Won IBO welterweight title|
|60||Win||50–10||Marco Antonio Ramirez||TKO||3 (10), 1:35||Jun 16, 1994||Silver Nugget, North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|59||Win||49–10||Eduardo Montes||KO||3 (12)||May 28, 1994||St. George, Utah, U.S.||Won vacant IBO light welterweight title|
|58||Win||48–10||Miguel Gonzalez||UD||10||Apr 8, 1994||Flamingo Hilton, Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.||Not to be confused with Miguel Ángel González|
|57||Win||47–10||Nino Cirilo||TKO||3 (10), 2:18||Mar 17, 1994||Silver Nugget, North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|56||Win||46–10||Rod Sequenan||UD||10||Feb 9, 1994||Silver Nugget, North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|55||Win||45–10||Bruno Rabanales||PTS||10||Dec 18, 1993||Cancún, Mexico|
|54||Loss||44–10||Darryl Tyson||SD||12||Oct 27, 1993||Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||For vacant USBA light welterweight title|
|53||Win||44–9||Carl Griffith||UD||10||Jul 1, 1993||The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|52||Loss||43–9||Zack Padilla||SD||10||Apr 24, 1993||The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|51||Win||43–8||Livingstone Bramble||DQ||5 (10), 1:10||Mar 14, 1993||The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Bramble disqualified after corner entered the ring too early|
|50||Win||42–8||Gilberto Flores||TKO||3 (10)||Dec 9, 1992||Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|49||Loss||41–8||Fidel Avendano||UD||10||Sep 28, 1992||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|48||Win||41–7||Pedro De La Cruz||TKO||2 (10), 2:32||Aug 10, 1992||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|47||Loss||40–7||Rafael Pineda||KO||9 (12), 2:00||Dec 7, 1991||Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.||For vacant IBF light welterweight title|
|46||Win||40–6||Alberto Alcaraz||SD||10||May 11, 1991||Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, U.S.|
|45||Win||39–6||Santos Moreno||TKO||3 (10), 1:47||Dec 27, 1990||Hacienda, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|44||Win||38–6||Mike Johnson||UD||10||Oct 11, 1990||Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|43||Win||37–6||Terrence Alli||UD||10||Jul 15, 1990||TropWorld Casino and Entertainment Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|42||Win||36–6||Ildemar Jose Paisan||UD||12||Apr 5, 1990||Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBA Americas light welterweight title|
|41||Win||35–6||Jose Rivera||KO||5 (10), 1:51||Feb 2, 1990||Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|40||Loss||34–6||Julio César Chávez||RTD||10 (12), 3:00||May 13, 1989||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.||Lost WBC light welterweight title|
|39||Win||34–5||Vinny Pazienza||UD||12||Nov 7, 1988||Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC light welterweight title|
|38||Win||33–5||Rodolfo González||TKO||12 (12), 2:13||Sep 22, 1988||Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Retained WBC light welterweight title. Not to be confused with Rodolfo "El Gato" González.|
|37||Win||32–5||Harold Brazier||SD||12||Jun 6, 1988||Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC light welterweight title|
|36||Win||31–5||Mauricio Aceves||TKO||3 (12), 1:32||Mar 24, 1988||Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Retained WBC light welterweight title|
|35||Win||30–5||Marvin Garris||TKO||7 (10), 2:58||Jan 5, 1988||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|34||Win||29–5||René Arredondo||TKO||6 (12), 2:00||Nov 12, 1987||Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Won WBC light welterweight title|
|33||Win||28–5||Mitchell Julien||TKO||3 (10), 3:59||Jul 14, 1987||Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|32||Win||27–5||Frankie Davis||TKO||4 (10), 0:59||May 14, 1987||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|31||Loss||26–5||Pernell Whitaker||UD||12||Mar 28, 1987||Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.||For vacant NABF lightweight title|
|30||Win||26–4||Sammy Fuentes||RTD||9 (12), 3:00||Nov 28, 1986||Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title|
|29||Win||25–4||Sergio Zambrano||RTD||6 (10), 3:00||Aug 7, 1986||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|28||Win||24–4||Oscar Bejines||RTD||7 (10), 3:00||Jul 3, 1986||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|27||Loss||23–4||Freddie Pendleton||KO||6 (10), 0:54||Mar 12, 1986||Sahara Hotel and Casino, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.|
|26||Win||23–3||Walter Sims||UD||10||Jan 15, 1986||Sahara Hotel and Casino, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.|
|25||Win||22–3||Mario Martinez||SD||10||Nov 7, 1985||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|24||Loss||21–3||Julio César Chávez||TKO||2 (12), 2:30||Jul 7, 1985||Riviera, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.||For WBC super featherweight title|
|23||Win||21–2||Kenny Baysmore||TKO||3 (12), 1:28||May 12, 1985||The Oil Palace, Tyler, Texas, U.S.||Won USBA super featherweight title|
|22||Win||20–2||Billy White||TKO||5 (10), 2:18||Feb 28, 1985||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|21||Win||19–2||Martin Quiroz||TKO||3 (10), 0:21||Nov 21, 1984||Riviera, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.|
|20||Win||18–2||Efrain Nieves||UD||10||Sep 22, 1984||Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.|
|19||Loss||17–2||Tony Baltazar||UD||10||Jul 8, 1984||Country Club, Reseda, California, U.S.|
|18||Loss||17–1||Rocky Lockridge||KO||1 (15), 1:31||Feb 26, 1984||Civic Center, Beaumont, Texas, U.S.||Lost WBA, The Ring, and lineal super featherweight titles|
|17||Win||17–0||Benedicto Villablanca||KO||1 (15), 3:04||Aug 17, 1983||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA, The Ring, and lineal super featherweight titles|
|16||Win||16–0||Jorge Alvarado||TKO||8 (15)||Apr 20, 1983||Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, U.S.||Retained WBA, The Ring, and lineal super featherweight titles|
|15||Win||15–0||Samuel Serrano||TKO||8 (15), 2:13||Jan 19, 1983||Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico||Won WBA, The Ring, and lineal super featherweight titles|
|14||Win||14–0||Elmer Suttington||TKO||2 (10), 1:01||Nov 17, 1982||Civic Arena, St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Ruben Munoz Jr.||UD||12||Oct 23, 1982||Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Won USBA lightweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Frankie Moultrie||TKO||9 (10), 0:53||Sep 30, 1982||Dunes, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Arturo Leon||UD||10||Aug 18, 1982||Dunes, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Carlton Sparrow||TKO||4 (12), 2:43||Jul 29, 1982||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Kelvin Lampkin||UD||10||May 26, 1982||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Jimmy Blevins||PTS||10||Apr 3, 1982||The Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Roberto Garcia||TKO||3 (8)||Jan 28, 1982||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Adriano Arreola||TKO||6 (8)||Nov 14, 1981||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Vinnie Hines||TKO||2 (6), 1:56||Nov 7, 1981||Hacienda, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Juan Manuel Hernandez||UD||6||Oct 21, 1981||Silver Slipper, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Javier Benitez||KO||5 (6)||Sep 24, 1981||Hacienda, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Jaime Nava||PTS||8||Aug 5, 1981||Silver Slipper, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Andrew Ruiz||TKO||1 (4)||Jul 29, 1981||Silver Slipper, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Professional debut|
|Regional boxing titles|
Ruben Munoz Jr.
| USBA lightweight champion
October 23, 1982 – January 1983
Title next held byJimmy Paul
| USBA super featherweight champion
May 12, 1985 – July 1985
Title next held byKenny Baysmore
Title last held byDarryl Tyson
| WBC Continental Americas lightweight champion
November 28, 1986 – March 1987
Title next held byJohn Duplessis
|Minor world boxing titles|
Title last held byMike Johnson
| IBO light welterweight champion
May 28, 1994 – August 1994
Title next held byLester Ellis
| IBO welterweight champion
August 4, 1994 – June 1995
Title next held byKip Diggs
|New title|| IBA welterweight champion
March 12, 1997 – November 1998
Title next held byOscar De La Hoya
|Major world boxing titles|
| WBA super featherweight champion
January 19, 1983 – February 26, 1984
| Lineal super featherweight champion|
January 19, 1983 – February 26, 1984
| WBC light welterweight champion
November 12, 1987 – May 13, 1989
Julio César Chávez