03/07/2016 08:19 EST | Updated 03/07/2016 08:59 EST

Cody Nixon, Toronto Boxer, One Of Two Canadians Killed After Ferrari Hits Pole In Dubai: Report

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A newspaper in the United Arab Emirates says two Canadians, one of them a Toronto boxer, were killed after their rented Ferrari struck a pole and was split in two.

The National newspaper says two others also died in the crash, which happened early Sunday local time.

It says one of the Canadians has been identified as Cody Nixon of Toronto and the other is believed to be his cousin.

The Motor City Boxing Club in Oshawa, Ont., posted a tribute to Nixon on its Facebook page, saying he had died "while vacationing overseas.''

It's with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to Cody "C-4" Nixon. Cody lost his life yesterday while vacationing overseas. RIP Cody.

Posted by Motor City Boxing Club on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Global Affairs Canada could not immediately be reached for comment.

The National says police initially reported three people were killed in the crash but later said two men and two women had died.

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