Former British boxing champ dies in cycling accident

Gary Mason dies in South London collision

by Mark Appleton   January 7, 2011 news

The former British boxing champion Gary Mason has been killed while cycling in south London.

Mason, 48, was riding in Wallington yesterday morning when he was in collision with a Vauxhall Combo van driven by a 43-year-old man.

The retired boxer was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The van driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been bailed until March.

As a fighter Mason had a near-perfect record, suffering only one defeat in 38 professional fights between 1984 and 1994. His sole loss was to Lennox Lewis who went on to become the heavyweight world champion.

One fan of Mason's was Bradley Wiggins. He tweeted: "Sad news former boxer Gary Mason dies while cycling in London, fortunate enough to have met Gary when I was a kid, absolute inspiration RIP!"

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Accident? careless? same old same old

onward ever onward

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posted by bikecellar [264 posts]
7th January 2011 - 13:34

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No such thing as an accident, there's always a cause... R.I.P Mr Mason.


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posted by chatty31 [79 posts]
7th January 2011 - 13:41


very upsetting he was a great boxer


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posted by teamrocket13 [80 posts]
7th January 2011 - 14:30

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bloody shame and once again a stupid waste of life.
remember that the car is king.

posted by mrchrispy [414 posts]
7th January 2011 - 15:38


Massive boxing fan here. Remember him on the telly when I was a kid. Man was a legend!

RIP! You will be sadly missed by all fans of boxing. Sad

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posted by downfader [204 posts]
7th January 2011 - 16:15

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Such sad news RIP Gary

posted by duncr [4 posts]
7th January 2011 - 21:37

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Thoughts go to his family. Sad and needless loss of life.


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posted by The _Kaner [642 posts]
8th January 2011 - 13:09

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