Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made a decision to explore the scenario of being a boxing trainer in order to follow in the footsteps of his late uncle Roger Mayweather.
Roger Mayweather died in March. A former world champion himself, he trained his nephew for 34 of his 50 professional fights – turning Floyd into the best pound-for-pound fighter of his generation.
Mayweather retired from the in 2017. That year he he snapped a two-year layoff to stop UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the tenth round of a cross-sport boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In retirement he focused his energy on other business ventures, like his promotional company Mayweather Promotions.
Mayweather shared a video to social media, which showed him training his 14-year-old nephew in the ring, and explaining his desire to become ‘one of the best trainers in the world’.
“As many of you know, I’ve had incredible trainers which included my dad and uncle. Due to the recent passing of my Uncle Roger, I’ve felt inspired to help those around me the same way they have been there for me throughout my boxing career,” Mayweather stated.
“In a time where we must distance ourselves from others, it has allowed me to reflect on how I want to make a difference in people lives and help them achieve their goals. A true trainer wants the best out of their fighter and pushes them to the best of their abilities.
“I want to leave an impression on those around me and allow them to see their potential. I am new at training and so far I’ve been working with people with no boxing experience, therefore we are growing together. But I promise you, I will be one of the best trainers in the world.”