Roger Mayweather

Birth Name: Roger Lee Mayweather

Date of Birth: April 24, 1961

Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Death: March 17, 2020

Place of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Roger Mayweather was an American professional boxer, and boxing trainer. He competed from 1981 to 1999. 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. He also held the IBO light welterweight title in 1994, and the IBO welterweight title from 1994 to 1995. He was nicknamed “Black Mamba.”

Roger was the son of Bernice and Theartha Mayweather. He was the brother of boxers Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and Jeff Mayweather, and the uncle of boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Roger’s paternal grandfather was named George Washington Mayweather (the son of Dawson Mayweather and Malicey). George was born in Mississippi.

Roger’s paternal grandmother was Roxanna Alsenia “Roxie” Wren (the daughter of James Valentine “Jim” Wren and Rena Tiuhan). Roxanna was born in Mississippi.

Roger’s maternal grandfather was Benjamin “Ben” Ambrose, Jr. (the son of Benjamin “Ben” Ambrose and Molly Bell Wren). Roger’s grandfather Benjamin was born in Nettleton, Mississippi. Roger’s great-grandfather Ben was the son of Nelson Ambrose and Rachel.

Roger’s maternal grandmother was named Emma Clark. Emma was born in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Sources: Genealogy of Roger Mayweather –

Roger’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. Manila says:

    His middle name is Lee, and he died in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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