Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr is expected to survive after he was seriously injured in a one-car accident early Thursday morning in Dallas
Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr is expected to survive after he was seriously injured in a one-car accident early on Thursday morning in Dallas, according to authorities.
The Dallas police department said a white Ferrari was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Riverfront Boulevard near Interstate 80 just before 3am when it veered left over the center median onto the southbound lanes, flipped multiple times and ejected Spence, who was not wearing a seatbelt.
His injuries are not life-threatening. His parents are with him at the hospital, Tim Smith, a spokesman for Spences promoter, Premier Boxing Champions, told the Associated Press.
Police said they are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.
Spence, a 2012 US Olympian and native of the Dallas suburb of DeSoto, is widely regarded as one of the worlds best pound-for-pound boxers. He unified the IBF and WBC welterweight championships with a thrilling split-decision victory over Shawn Porter last month in Los Angeles, improving his professional record to 26-0 with 21 knockouts and cementing himself as a pay-per-view attraction.
On Thursday, Porter tweeted his support for Spence. Im praying for @ErrolSpenceJr & his family because he has a lot of life to live and I pray he recovers quickly & fully, he wrote.