British boxer Mason dies in crash

British boxer Mason dies in crash

Published Jan. 7, 2011 12:00 a.m. ET

Former British boxing champion Gary Mason has been killed in a cycling accident in London. He was 48.

Mason was hit by a van on a residential road in Wallington, south London, on Thursday morning and died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested by police on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Mason became British heavyweight champion in 1989.


Renowned for his strong chin, he lost just one of his 38 professional bouts - to Lennox Lewis in a 1991 European title fight - and retired in 1994.