Welterweight Champion Errol Spence in ICU After Dallas Car Crash
The Long Island boxer suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive the wreck, which occurred Thursday morning in Dallas.
Nearly two weeks after defeating Shawn Porter to win the WBC welterweight title belt, Errol Spence was seriously injured in a car crash. The 29-year old’s Ferrari went over the median on Riverfront Blvd. in Dallas around 3 AM, on Thursday — reportedly flipping at least five times.
According to reports, Spence was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. His most recent opponent, Shawn Porter, spoke with TMZ Sports to send his hopes for a speedy recovery to Spence and his family. “As a professional, you never know how long your career is going to last,” Porter said. “but you know your life is going to last a lot longer than your boxing career.”
Rival Terence Crawford also reached out to publicly send support for Spence.
Praying for you champ @ErrolSpenceJr get well we fighters I know you will💪🏿💪🏿
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) October 10, 2019
Spence has an unblemished professional career record of 26-0 with 21 wins by knockout. He’s held the IBF welterweight title since May 2017 and won the WBC title nearly two weeks ago. As an amateur boxer, he won three straight United States national championships. Spence also represented the United States at the 2012 Olympics. He was named Prospect of the Year by ESPN in 2015.
SOURCE: TMZ Sports