Former Boxing Champ Gary Mason Killed in Bicycle Accident


Former Boxing Champ Gary Mason Killed in Bicycle Accident


The British retired boxer was riding his bicycle in south London when he collided with a van, causing his death.

Former British boxing champion Gary Mason has died after a cycling accident on Thursday, January 6. He was 48 years old. The retired fighter was riding his bicycle in south London when he collided with a van. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

The London-born heavyweight was crowned British champion in 1989 and was only defeated once in his 38-fight career - by future world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in 1991. He enjoyed a brief foray into the world of rugby, playing three professional games, and also appeared in a celebrity edition of U.K. TV hit Gladiators.

Former world champ Frank Bruno expressed his condolence, "We used to spar together in the early days. Gary was probably a better technical boxer than me and that spurred me on to work harder. I'm very sorry about his death, particularly the circumstances of how it happened. I had a lot of respect for the guy."

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