Rising boxing star Travell Mazion died Wednesday at 24 years old.
Golden Boy Promotions confirmed the news on Thursday.
“We at Golden Boy are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Travel Mazion,” a statement reads. “He was a kind, charismatic young man who lit up every room he walked into and brought excitement to fans inside the ring. We send our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to his family. May he R.I.P.”
Mazion died in a car crash outside his hometown of Austin, Texas, on Wednesday evening, Boxing Scene reports. One other person died and two others were injured in the collision, according to the report.
His promoter Oscar De La Hoya expressed his grief on Twitter on Thursday.
I am still in disbelief. @black_magic92 you left us far too soon! Nice, young man with all the talent in the world. Not only did our sport take a huge hit with losing you but the world lost a good one. You are forever Golden. My heart & prayers are with you & your family champ. pic.twitter.com/oFkUi0yyQb
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) July 16, 2020
Mazion never lost
Mazion, nicknamed “Black Magic,” was 17-0 with 13 knockouts, nine of which came in the first round.
His most recent victory was a knockout of Fernando Castaneda with a body shot 58 seconds into the first round on Jan. 11 to secure the WBC-NABF super welterweight title.
Mazion conducted his ring walk without using music as a tribute to victims of gun violence.
He would have turned 25 on July 24.
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