Junior middleweight fighter Travell Mazion died Wednesday night in a car crash, according to police. He was 24.
Mazion was involved in a car crash outside Austin, Texas, when the Cadillac he was driving crossed the center median into oncoming traffic. Also killed was the driver of one of the vehicles he struck. Austin-Travis County EMS said one other person was taken to the hospital.
"We at Golden Boy are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Travell Mazion last night," Golden Boy Promotions, the company that handled his career, said in a statement. "Mazion 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 rest in peace."
With a record of 17-0 (13 KOs), Mazion had an exciting fan-friendly style inside the ring, and 2020 looked to be a pivotal year for his career. He last fought on Jan. 11 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, scoring a first-round stoppage of Fernando Castaneda.
Golden Boy's Oscar De La Hoya called Mazion a "nice young man with all the talent in the world."
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
Fellow boxers also reacted to his death.
I can't believe it, R.I.P Travell Mazion. For those who don't know him or never met him, he was a very talented boxer and one of the coolest people I knew. Always enjoyed watching him fight. Love you bro, watch over us pic.twitter.com/l18382txaS— Vergil Ortiz Jr. (@VergilOrtiz) July 16, 2020
Damn RIP my boy Travell Mazion 😔🙏🏼— El Finito (@Hector_Tanajara) July 16, 2020