24-year-old super welterweight prospect Travell Mazion has died in what Austin police report was a pin-in collision, meaning the three victims became trapped in their vehicles. Two others were injured.
Vergil Ortiz Jr shared a tribute on Twitter.
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
Mazion (17-0, 13 KO), who just last month spoke to Golden Boy about his desire to challenge Patrick Teixeira for the WBO title, made his professional debut in 2013 and quickly scored six knockout wins in seven months. He was a regular on GBP undercards, picking up wins in events like Jorge Linares vs. Abner Cotto, Joshua Franco vs. Oscar Negrete, Carlos Morales vs. Mercito Gesta, and most recently Jaime Munguia vs. Spike O’Sullivan, where he took just 58 seconds to run through Fernando Castaneda in January. The 6’2” “Black Magic” was less than two weeks away from his 25th birthday.
Golden Boy released the following statement:
“We at Golden Boy are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Travell Mazion last night. 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.”
We at Bad Left Hook ask that you keep Mazion’s family and friends in your thoughts.