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Gary Mason dies in South London collision

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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bikecellar [268 posts] 5 years ago
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Accident? careless? same old same old

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chatty31 [78 posts] 5 years ago
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No such thing as an accident, there's always a cause... R.I.P Mr Mason.

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teamrocket13 [72 posts] 5 years ago
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very upsetting he was a great boxer

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mrchrispy [452 posts] 5 years ago
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bloody shame and once again a stupid waste of life.
remember that the car is king.

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downfader [203 posts] 5 years ago
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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.  2

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duncr [4 posts] 5 years ago
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Such sad news RIP Gary

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The _Kaner [770 posts] 5 years ago
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Thoughts go to his family. Sad and needless loss of life.