Undefeated boxer Travell Mazion, 24, killed in Austin car crash
Boxer Travell Mazion, 24, was killed in a traffic accident in Austin according to unconfirmed reports and social media posts from his grieving friends and competitors
Undefeated boxer Travell Mazion, 24, was killed in a traffic accident in Austin, Texas, according to unconfirmed reports and social media posts from his grieving friends and competitors.
“Mazion was a kind and charismatic young man who lit up every room he entered and aroused the enthusiasm of the fans inside the ring,” read a statement from Golden Boy Promotions, the promoter of Mazion. “We send sincere prayers and thoughts to his family. May he rest in peace.’
Before the tragedy was confirmed, there were several reports of a serious car crash in Austin.
“#ATCEMSMedics has obtained a statement of death on stage from an adult,” read a tweet from the Austin-Travis County EMS account. “2 adults sent to Round Rock Medical Center, 1 by land with serious life-threatening injuries and 1 by plane with serious life-threatening injuries Expect road closures. “
Although authorities did not name Mazion, several boxers and boxing websites appeared to confirm the news.
“Sad to announce the death of great prospect Travell @ black_magic92 Mazion in a car accident,” a Supreme Boxing Facebook post read. “Our condolences to Travell’s family and friends. RIP champion. ‘
Mazion was honored on social media by friends and rivals, who pointed out his kindness
Travell Mazion pictured alongside his promoter, boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya (right), and upon graduation from Del Valle High School in Travis County, Texas
A spokesperson for its promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, did not respond to the Daily Mail’s request for comment, but there were reports of a traffic accident in Austin involving multiple cars. Authorities have yet to identify the victims
“I can’t believe it,” wrote Vergil Ortiz Jr., another undefeated boxer. ‘RIP Travell Mazion. For those who don’t know him or have never met him, he was a very talented boxer and one of the coolest people I know. I’ve always loved watching him fight. I love you my brother, watch over us.
Travell Mazion had just won a victory at the Alamodome in San Antonio in January
At 17-0 with 13 KOs, Mazion was a rising star in the super welterweight division (limit 154 pounds) and had recently won a minor title, the vacant NABF crown, with a victory over Fernando Castaneda at the Alamodome in San Antonio in January. .
“Travell Mazion, I was shocked to hear the news of what happened,” boxer Joseph Suniga wrote in a tribute on Facebook. “I want to let you know that you touched us with your kindness and positive motivation.
“You were (sic) someone we loved watching do your thing in the ring under the bright lights and on the big stage. You will be missed and you will be remembered as one of the great champions of Austines (sic). We’ll also make sure you remember yourself.
‘RIP Champion. Pray for yourself and your family champion.
In his latest Facebook post, Mazion celebrated the news that a man was arrested in a car crash in 2019 that left a local teenager dead.
“F *** Yesss,” Mazion wrote on Facebook. “We have justice !!! Shut her ass. ‘