Roger Mayweather was arrested Sunday for allegedly strangling Melissa St. Vil, a boxer whom he had previously trained. Read more about the story plus see photos and video below.
Roger Mayweather was arrested over the weekend. The charges? Battery strangulation. On a woman no less.
The incident occurred on Sunday, when police found Mayweather strangling Melissa St. Vil, a boxer whom Mayweather formerly trained. There was known tension between the two, as St. Vil had recently parted ways with Mayweather as her trainer. She was staying with Cornelius Lock, a boxer who also trains with Mayweather, in a condominium that is owned by Roger. Mayweather no longer wanted St. Vil in the condo and asked her to leave, in which St. Vil refused to do so. This led to a physical confrontation between the two, and allegedly St. Vil threw a lamp over his head in an attempt to fight back, and Mayweather, according to Boxingscene.com, punched her several times on her face and body, and ultimately strangling her in a choke hold. She began coughing up blood and Mayweather was arrested.
Mayweather is charged with coercion with force and battery-strangulation. He was later released on bond, and St. Vil has announced that she plans on filing a civil lawsuit against Mayweather and pressing charges.
Roger, who is the uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his trainer, served six months in prison back in 2006 for the beating of his son’s grandmother.
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