'Kind, Charismatic' Boxer Travell 'Black Magic' Mazion, 24, Killed in Texas Car Crash

"Mazion was a kind, charismatic young man who lit up every room he walked into," the athlete's promoter wrote in a statement

Travell Mazion
Travell Mazion. Photo: Travell Mazion/Instagram

Up-and-coming boxer Travell Mazion died in a car accident. He was 24.

According to TMZ Sports, the young athlete — known in the sports world as "Black Magic" — was killed in a traffic accident in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. Further details have not been released.

In a statement shared on Twitter, Golden Boy Boxing, Mazion's promoter, confirmed the news, writing that the team is "deeply saddened by the tragic passing."

"Mazion was a kind, charismatic young man who lit up every room he walked into and brought excitement to fans inside the ring," read the statement. "We send our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to his family. May he R.I.P."

Spokespersons for the Travis County Sheriff's Office and the Texas State Troopers did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment.

Pro boxer Vergil Ortiz Jr. mourned Mazion on Twitter, writing that he "can't believe" the tragedy. "For those who don’t know him or never met him, he was a very talented boxer and one of the coolest people I knew," he wrote. "Always enjoyed watching him fight. Love you bro, watch over us."

Travell Mazion
Travell Mazion misses a punch to Daquan Pauldo during the Golden Boy on ESPN fight night at Turning Stone Resort Casino on June 8, 2018, in Verona, New York. Alex Menendez/Getty

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On June 9, Mazion posted a selfie on Instagram, shared that he was "going thru a lot" at the time. "Can’t Lie," he captioned the photo, "I’ve definitely been going thru a lot! But with God On My Side it’s nothing but Smiles 😁😁😁😁😁😁"

Mazion — who would have turned 25 years old next Friday — marked his 24th birthday last July 24, thanking God for "Letting Me See 24."

"I was super happy to run my 4 miles this morning!" he wrote on Instagram at the time. "The whole time I ran I was talking to God Telling Thank You So Much For Letting Me See 24 Years of Life! It feels amazing. Now he is blessing me with another boxing match in 2 1/2 weeks! What more can I ask for! Thank You God! Thank you! 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿☝🏿☝🏿☝🏿☝🏿☝🏿☝🏿☝🏿"

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