Floyd Mayweather’s longtime assistant, Marikit Laurico, has died at the age of 47.
He has worked with five-division world champions during his 25-year career in boxing.
Reports in The Sun suggested Laurico was “not feeling well” during a recent trip to Dubai before he died.
They also said the cause of death may have been a heart attack, although this is currently unconfirmed.
Mayweather’s daughter paid tribute to her father’s assistant on social media with a message that read: ‘This doesn’t feel real… my heart is so heavy. You are more than my father’s assistant, you are family.
Floyd Mayweather has yet to comment on the death of his longtime assistant Marikit Laurico
“You are the definition of someone with a good heart, you always lift people up and make them feel good about themselves.”
“There’s no one like you who will truly be missed, loving you forever.”
Mayweather’s partner, Melissa Brim, also offered her condolences, as she said on Instagram: “I just want to say how broken my heart is right now.
‘You are truly a blessing in my life & my family too. We were just sitting ringside last weekend laughing & talking about how blessed we are. I think how much I will miss you.
‘I will cherish all the memories I have of you forever! Everyone knows you love you and I pray for your family. You are my friend courtside, ringside, and photos! I love you and God bless you.’
Another tweet from a friend called Laurico ‘the real deal’ and recalled his ‘loyalty and respect’.
Mayweather has yet to comment on his death.