Undefeated boxer Travell Mazion died in a car crash in Austin, Texas, just a week before his 25th birthday.
Known as “Black Magic”, Mazion (17-0) turned pro in 2013 and most recently won the vacant WBC-NABF super welterweight title with a 58-second first round knockout of Fernando Castaneda in January.
He was undefeated in his professional career, winning 13 of his 17 fights via knockouts — nine of them coming in the first round.
ESPN reports the Cadillac Mazion was driving crossed into oncoming traffic and the driver of a vehicle he collided with also died, while another person was taken to hospital.
Mazion’s promoters, Golden Boy Promotions, released a tribute to the talented 24-year-old.
“We at Golden Boy are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Travell Mazion last night,” Golden Boy Promotions 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.”
Others in the boxing world also paid their respects to the American.
With the New York Post