Travell “Black Magic” Mazion died in a car crash on Wednesday (July 15) in Austin, Texas.
Details of What Happened to Travell Mazion
Mazion was driving in his 2010 Cadillac STS at around 9:40 P.M., The Texas Department of Public Safety told TMZ Sports. For an unknown reason, he suddenly drove the car into the center median into oncoming traffic.
“It’s unclear to law enforcement what caused Mazion to go off course … but officials say he struck the rear quarter panel of a Nissan Sentra before ultimately colliding head-on with a Honda Pilot,” the outlet reported.
Mazion was pronounced dead on the scene and the 61-year-old male who was driving the Honda was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
What Golden Boy Said
Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions provided a statement to TMZ. The company said that they are “deeply saddened by the tragic passing” of their boxer.
“Mazion was a kind, charismatic young man who lit up every room he walked into and brought excitement to fans inside the ring,” the statement read. “We send out heartfelt prayers and thoughts to his family. May he rest in peace.”
Vergil Ortiz Jr.‘s Statement
Fellow fighter Vergil Ortiz Jr. released a lengthy statement regarding his friend’s passing. He will also be dedicating his fight against Samuel Vargas on July 24 to Mazion.
“I would love to dedicate this next fight to him,” Ortiz told DAZN News. “He deserved so much more in the world. He wasn’t just a great boxer, but he had all of the attributes of a great person and is such an unfortunate thing to see his life taken away.”
“I had never met the guy before but as soon as we met we were laughing and talking like we knew each other for years,” he continued. “I never hit it off faster than Travell. It’s a shame that we didn’t hang out more after. Not only was a good boxer and a good person, but he was also a great showman. I was entertained when I watched him fight. He was very charismatic.”