Unified welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. was involved in a single-car crash early Thursday and is in a Dallas hospital with serious injuries.
Spence was taken to the intensive care unit but is expected to live after he crashed his Ferrari in the early hours of Thursday morning..
“Errol was in an accident, and his parents are with him at the hospital,” said Tim Smith, Premier Boxing Champions spokesman. “The doctors are monitoring his condition, but his injuries are not life-threatening. We will have further updates as the doctors update his condition. We’re all wishing the best for Errol.”
Dallas police advised media outlets that the accident occurred at 2:53 a.m. CT, when the car was traveling at “a high rate of speed.”
“The Ferrari veered left over the center median onto the southbound lanes and flipped multiple times, ejecting the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt,” stated police.
Dallas Police are currently investigating the cause of the wreck.
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs), 29, of DeSoto, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, notched the biggest victory of his career on Sept. 28, when he took home a split decision against Shawn Porter to unify two 147-pound world titles at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The match was an action-packed thriller and definite contender for fight of the year.
Porter tweeted Thursday to lend his support for Spence.