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Boxer Travell Mazion Dies Aged 24

by : Lucy Connolly on : 16 Jul 2020 14:36
Boxer Travell Mazion Dies Aged 24Boxer Travell Mazion Dies Aged 24black_magic92/Instagram

Undefeated rising boxing star Travell Mazion, known as ‘Black Magic’, has died at the age of 24.

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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.

Sad to report the passing of the great prospect Travell @black_magic92 Mazion, in a car accident. Mazion had a record of…

Posted by Supreme Boxing on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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.

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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.’

Travell Mazion I was shocked to hear the news about what happened. I want to let you know that you impacted us with your…

Posted by Joseph Suniga on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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.

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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.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

Topics: News, Boxing, Celebrity, Death, Sport, Travell Mazion

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The Austin – Travis County Emergency Medical Services/Twitter and 4 others
  1. The Austin – Travis County Emergency Medical Services/Twitter

    @ATCEMS

  2. TMZ Sports

    BOXER TRAVELL MAZION DIES IN TEXAS CAR CRASH

  3. Joseph Suniga/Facebook

    @joseph.suniga.7

  4. Vergil Ortiz Jr./Twitter

    @VergilOrtiz

  5. Travell Mazion/Facebook

    @travellmazion92