JIS News

Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson, has expressed condolence to the family of the late Jamaican-born British boxing champion, Gary Mason, who was killed in a cycling accident on Thursday (January 6) in South London.
Mr. Johnson said he was saddened to learn of Mr. Mason’s untimely death, which he described as a great loss to boxing and the Jamaican community.
The High Commissioner said that Mr. Mason was among a long line of successful British boxers of Jamaican heritage, who have contributed to Jamaica and Britain’s proud pugilistic tradition.
Mr. Mason, who was a heavy weight boxer, was known as a tough, hard-hitting fighter with a strong chin. The 48 year-old fought 38 professional bouts between 1984 to 1994 winning 37, with his only loss to future world champion Lennox Lewis at Wembley Arena in 1991.
He was British champion from January 1989 to March 1991 when he lost to Lewis.