Published Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 | 10:11 a.m.
Updated Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 | 11:01 a.m.
A bench warrant was issued today for the arrest of Roger Mayweather, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s uncle and trainer, after he failed to appear in court this morning for arraignment on battery-strangulation and felony coercion charges.
Mayweather, 48, was arrested Aug. 2 after allegedly engaging in a scuffle with a 25-year-old female boxer he once trained, according to court documents. He was supposed to appear at 8 a.m. today in front of Justice of the Peace Joseph Sciscento, but wasn't in court.
Mayweather doesn’t have an attorney listed in court records for this case.
Police responded to a North Las Vegas apartment on Rock Springs Drive after receiving a disconnected 911 call, police reports indicated. The address is near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard. The woman told police she had been punched in the ribs and hit Mayweather with a lamp during a struggle.
The woman was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to MountainView Hospital for treatment of injuries. Police said the woman had redness around her throat and there were signs of strangulation..
The report said Mayweather had injuries on his head and the side of his face. It is unclear if he received medical treatment before he was taken to the Clark County Detention Center. He posted a $13,000 bail and is no longer in custody.
Mayweather formerly trained the woman, and had been following her since she switched to another gym and severed their business relationship, the report said.
He owns the apartment the woman was staying at, and was angry his tenant was letting the woman live there, the report said. The tenant was not home at the time of the alleged attack, police said.
Mayweather, a former boxer, used to go by the nickname “Black Mamba.” He won 59 of 72 fights and had 35 knockouts. Before becoming his nephew’s trainer, he also earned two boxing titles in different weight classes.
In 2006, he burst into the ring during Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s fight against Zab Judah in Las Vegas. Roger Mayweather’s stunt cost the temporary revocation of licenses for himself and others.
Also in August, police seized two handguns, ammunition and two bulletproof vests from Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s house in connection with a shooting at a skating rink on Aug. 27.