Boxer Travell Mazion Dies Aged 24
Undefeated rising boxing star Travell Mazion, known as ‘Black Magic’, has died at the age of 24.
Mazion was involved in a car crash in Austin, Texas, according to multiple tribute posts from fellow boxers and close friends who knew him.
The boxer, who would have turned 25 in just one week, was an unbeaten Junior Middleweight with a 17-0 record. He last fought in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Details surrounding incident remain unclear and are still emerging, but the crash is believed to have happened sometime on Wednesday night, July 15, in the Cedar Lake area of Austin, and is thought to have involved several vehicles.
The Austin – Travis County Emergency Medical Services described the location of the accident on social media and confirmed several people had to be rushed to a nearby hospital, although authorities have not yet released the identities of the victims.
EMS’ official Twitter account confirmed multiple people had to be extricated from their vehicles, one with ‘serious potentially life-threatening injuries’ and another with ‘critical life-threatening injuries’. The third person was pronounced dead at the scene.
TMZ Sports confirmed Mazion’s death, with further confirmation coming from Mazion’s friend and fellow fighter Joseph Sungia, who paid tribute to the boxer on Facebook later that night.
‘I want to let you know that you impacted us with your kindness and positive motivation,’ he wrote. ‘You were someone who we enjoyed watching do your thing in the ring under the bright lights and on the big stage. You will be missed and remembered as one of Austins great champions.’
Professional boxer Vergil Ortiz Jr. also paid tribute, describing him as a ‘very talented boxer’ and ‘one of the coolest people I know’. He added: ‘I can’t believe it, R.I.P Travell Mazion… Love you bro, watch over us.’
Mazion’s last Facebook post was a news story about a man who was charged with intoxicated manslaughter for a 2019 car crash that left a teenager dead.
The post is now filling with comments about Mazion’s death, with some describing it as a ‘coincidence’ and others saying they are ‘heartbroken’ and ‘can’t believe’ he is gone.
Our thoughts are with Travell’s loved ones at this difficult time. Rest in peace.
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