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December 7, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Did they or didn't they? Roger Mayweather, the trainer and uncle of unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., told The Times on Thursday that he had casually discussed with promoter Bob Arum the idea of Timothy Bradley being Mayweather Jr.'s next opponent. Arum denied on Friday that he had any such discussion with Roger Mayweather. “I haven't talked to him in over a year,” Arum said. “I wouldn't talk to him about anything like that. No meeting ever existed.
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May 3, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - A boxer needs an edge, contentment is the enemy. Consider the case of Floyd Mayweather Jr. The unbeaten world welterweight champion used to argue with any doubters that he was superior to Manny Pacquiao in the debate over who was the best pound-for-pound fighter. That's no longer an issue after Pacquiao was knocked out by a man Mayweather previously dominated, Juan Manuel Marquez. Mayweather has also longed to boast about his riches. Then, earlier this year, he signed a 30-month, multi-fight deal with Showtime/CBS that is valued at potentially $200 million, considered the most lucrative deal for any athlete in any sport.
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September 26, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. settled some of their differences Tuesday when the world's top two pound-for-pound boxers struck a deal for Pacquiao to drop the defamation lawsuit he filed against Mayweather. Pacquiao slapped Mayweather with the lawsuit in December 2009 when Mayweather accused the Filpino star of using performance-enhancing drugs. A statement obtained by The Times and released by Mayweather Jr., his father and uncle/trainer Roger Mayweather, said the men “wish to make it clear that they never intended to claim that Manny Pacquiao has used or is using any performance-enhancing drugs.
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April 17, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
  The question of the day to Floyd Mayweather Jr. was: Who is his main trainer? “Why put a label on it?” Mayweather Jr. advisor Leonard Ellerbe asked. “I'm not assistant anything,” Mayweather Jr.'s uncle and longtime trainer, Roger Mayweather, said. “I train my nephew.” Mayweather Jr. said: “We're a family. We go through a lot of life. At the end of the day, he's my father. My dad's going to work my corner.” When the 43-0 fighter completed training at his Las Vegas gym Tuesday night in preparation for his May 4 welterweight title defense against Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand, he repeated his change from uncle to father to a television interviewer.
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April 17, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
  The question of the day to Floyd Mayweather Jr. was: Who is his main trainer? “Why put a label on it?” Mayweather Jr. advisor Leonard Ellerbe asked. “I'm not assistant anything,” Mayweather Jr.'s uncle and longtime trainer, Roger Mayweather, said. “I train my nephew.” Mayweather Jr. said: “We're a family. We go through a lot of life. At the end of the day, he's my father. My dad's going to work my corner.” When the 43-0 fighter completed training at his Las Vegas gym Tuesday night in preparation for his May 4 welterweight title defense against Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand, he repeated his change from uncle to father to a television interviewer.
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December 9, 1992
Roger Mayweather, a former two-time world champion, will face Gilberto Flores of Los Angeles in a junior-welterweight fight that will highlight a six-round card tonight at the Palladium at 7:30.
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April 14, 1989
Roger Mayweather will defend his World Boxing Council super-lightweight title against Julio Cesar Chavez, the WBC and World Boxing Assn. lightweight champion, May 13 at the Forum. Chavez is 62-0, including a win over Mayweather (34-5).
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July 3, 1986
Former lightweight champion Roger Mayweather will fight Oscar (Negro) Bejines at the Olympic Auditorium tonight to headline a card of three 10-round bouts. The other matches: Marcos Villasana vs. Aristedes Acevedo and Azabache Martinez vs. Dana Roston.
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December 6, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Meanwhile, across the freeway . . . As Manny Pacquiao finalized preparations Thursday for his fourth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night, happenings at Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s gym were light. Mayweather was not there, having boarded a plane bound for Florida earlier in the day, according to a gym representative. But Mayweather's opinionated uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather was present. A day after Mayweather's advisor Leonard Ellerbe reported to ESPN.com that the unbeaten fighter has instructed Ellerbe and his manager, Al Haymon, to proceed with a plan to fight twice in 2013 - - in May and September - - Roger Mayweather weighed in. Asked whether Mayweather Jr. is enthusiastic to fight Gilroy's Robert Guerrero, who defeated Andre Berto in a gritty performance last month, Roger Mayweather said, “Who is that?
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July 4, 1986
Former World Boxing Council champion Roger Mayweather, punishing his foe from the opening bell, scored a technical knockout over Oscar Bejines after seven rounds of their scheduled 10-round lightweight fight Thursday night at the Olympic Auditorium. Mayweather, from Las Vegas, weighed 134 3/4 pounds and is 24-4 with 15 knockouts. Bejines, from Guadalajara, weighed 134 and is 23-4-2.
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December 7, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Did they or didn't they? Roger Mayweather, the trainer and uncle of unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., told The Times on Thursday that he had casually discussed with promoter Bob Arum the idea of Timothy Bradley being Mayweather Jr.'s next opponent. Arum denied on Friday that he had any such discussion with Roger Mayweather. “I haven't talked to him in over a year,” Arum said. “I wouldn't talk to him about anything like that. No meeting ever existed.
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December 6, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Meanwhile, across the freeway . . . As Manny Pacquiao finalized preparations Thursday for his fourth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night, happenings at Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s gym were light. Mayweather was not there, having boarded a plane bound for Florida earlier in the day, according to a gym representative. But Mayweather's opinionated uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather was present. A day after Mayweather's advisor Leonard Ellerbe reported to ESPN.com that the unbeaten fighter has instructed Ellerbe and his manager, Al Haymon, to proceed with a plan to fight twice in 2013 - - in May and September - - Roger Mayweather weighed in. Asked whether Mayweather Jr. is enthusiastic to fight Gilroy's Robert Guerrero, who defeated Andre Berto in a gritty performance last month, Roger Mayweather said, “Who is that?
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September 26, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. settled some of their differences Tuesday when the world's top two pound-for-pound boxers struck a deal for Pacquiao to drop the defamation lawsuit he filed against Mayweather. Pacquiao slapped Mayweather with the lawsuit in December 2009 when Mayweather accused the Filpino star of using performance-enhancing drugs. A statement obtained by The Times and released by Mayweather Jr., his father and uncle/trainer Roger Mayweather, said the men “wish to make it clear that they never intended to claim that Manny Pacquiao has used or is using any performance-enhancing drugs.
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May 5, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS -- At the final bell , they hugged and patted each other on the sides of the same heads they had spent an hour beating on. They were two tough fighters, not even knowing what the judges would rule, but each satisfied with an incredible effort Saturday night. This was the controversial Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus the resurgent and tough-as-nails Miguel Cotto. And when the decision was announced, the boos rang down. Mayweather had been given a surprisingly one-sided unanimous decision.
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April 11, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- The last time Floyd Mayweather Sr. entered his son's gym, the ensuing exit exposed the toxic layer that lies just beneath the surface of their turbulent relationship. The champion boxer effectively booted his father from the gym, barking, “Get out of our way!” amid a barrage of swear words and insults to senior's skills as a boxing trainer. On Tuesday they reunited, sharing a brief embrace as unbeaten Mayweather Jr. trained with his uncle and Floyd Sr.'s brother, Roger, for his May 5 super-welterweight title fight against Miguel Cotto May 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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September 15, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Reporting from Las Vegas -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. was back in his element, smiling for the cameras, trash-talking with his opponent, holding court with reporters and generally acting like a man who believes he is the best boxer of his generation. In the days leading up to his title bout Saturday against World Boxing Council welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, Mayweather looked relaxed and sounded supremely confident — as if he were preparing to deliver a tutorial to a younger, less experienced fighter who had no idea what he was really in for. "It's different on this level," Mayweather said.
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April 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Trainer Roger Mayweather was fined $200,000 Thursday and his license was revoked because he stepped into the ring and triggered a brawl during last weekend's International Boxing Federation welterweight title fight between his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Zab Judah. The Nevada Athletic Commission gave Roger Mayweather the suspension and the maximum financial penalty -- his share of the $5-million purse awarded to his nephew for his win.
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May 1, 2010 | Lance Pugmire
Reporting from Las Vegas -- Shane Mosley weighed in at the welterweight limit 147 pounds, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. weighed 146 Friday as the fighters appeared before a national television audience and a crowd of thousands at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where they'll square off Saturday night. Of course, it was the extracurricular activities and opinions that captured most of the interest. Mosley's trainer Naazim Richardson and Mayweather assistant trainer Nate Jones argued on stage.
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April 14, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
Beyond the perks of massive wealth, national celebrity and his standing as one of the two best boxers in the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s 40-0 record provides him the ability to answer tough questions simply. Mayweather, 33, had a news conference Wednesday as he continued preparing for his welterweight showdown against Shane Mosley May 1 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather was asked how this stiff challenge was affecting him.
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