Gary Mason, 48, dies in cycling crash
LONDON -- 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 the 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.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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