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Travell Mazion targeting Patrick Teixeira and WBO title

The junior middleweight prospect is looking to get into the world title race.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

24-year-old junior middleweight prospect Travell Mazion is just starting to make a bit of a mark in the boxing world, and is somewhat lucky in that he’s one of the few fighters who got a fight in early this year, instead of still being on the shelf from 2019.

In that fight on Jan. 11 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Mazion (17-0, 13 KO) stopped veteran Fernando Castaneda in just 58 seconds, winning the vacant NABF 154-pound belt, which is a stepping stone title toward world title contention.

And he’s got his sights set on more.

“I just want my name to get out there,” Mazion told Golden Boy’s Jess Rosales. “I have a belt, so I want to keep rising and hopefully fight for another one, a world title.”

Mazion has a particular name in mind, too, noting the current WBO titleholder, Patrick Teixeira, a fellow Golden Boy fighter.

“He turned me down before,” Mazion said. “We were supposed to fight, and now he has the title. That’s a guy I want to see very soon.”

Teixeira (31-1, 22 KO) won the interim WBO title last November, beating Carlos Adames via decision in Las Vegas. When Jaime Munguia moved up to 160, he was elevated to full titleholder status. The Brazilian’s next fight is still expected to be against his mandatory challenger, Argentina’s Brian Castano. That fight was scheduled for Apr. 25, and Teixeira is going to go into that as the underdog.

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