Funeral for boxer Gary Mason in south London

Gary Mason
Image caption Mason fought between 1984 and 1994, with 37 wins

The funeral for former British boxing champion Gary Mason has been held in south London.

Mason, 48, was killed in a collision with a van while cycling in Sandy Lane South, Wallington, on 6 January.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died of multiple injuries.

A public funeral service for the Roundshaw estate resident took place at Carshalton All Saints church. A private burial was due to happen at Croydon Cemetery afterwards.

It is believed Mason, a former security guard at St Helier Hospital in Carshalton, was doing his regular early-morning cycle training when the accident happened.

Mason fought 38 times as a professional between 1984 and 1994, with 37 wins.

His only defeat was by future world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis at Wembley Arena.

Plans for a permanent memorial to Mason in Sutton are being explored.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving after the collision and released on bail until March.

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