Teodor Hercules Tellez
An amateur boxer, Tellez, age 13, was killed March 20, 2005, along with 2 other teens in a fiery automobile crash in Helotes, Texas. The 21 year old driver of the vehicle survived with serious injuries. Tellez had recently won a gold medal at the Texas Junior Olympics. Tellez trained at the Zarzamora Street Gym, run by long-time trainer Tony Ayala Sr. According to Ayala, Tellez was considered one of their best prospects and was being groomed for the 2008 Olympic Trials.