Undefeated welterweight world Boxing champion, Errol Spence Jr, is currently in the intensive care unit. The boxer was recently involved in a car accident that had him flip his Ferrari a couple of times on the 500 block S Riverfront in Dallas. According to a statement by the concerned police department, Errol was driving at a very high speed without having his seat belt on and that caused him to eject from his seat during the accident.
The cops further added that the boxer sustained serious injuries but will get through. In addition to this, the cops stated that Spence lost control of his white Ferrari as the car swerved towards the opposite lane and rolled over a couple of times. A representative of the company managing Spence stated that the injuries sustained do not pose any threat to the boxer's life and that he has the full support of family and friends.
British boxer, Kell Brook, also posted a tweet, wishing the American to a swift recovery.
Get well soon champ! Thought are with you and wishing you a full and speedy recovery ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4wATg6SIVk— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) October 10, 2019
Fellow American Boxer, Shawn Porter, also gave his best wishes to Spence and his family.
My dad always tells me “this boxing thing is a part of your life but it’s not going to last forever. U still have a lot of life to live after that.” With that, I'm praying for @ErrolSpenceJr & his family because he has a lot of life to live and I pray he recovers quickly & fully.— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) October 10, 2019
Another Boxer, Terrence Crawford, also sent his best wishes.
Praying for you champ @ErrolSpenceJr get well we fighters I know you will💪🏿💪🏿— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) October 10, 2019
Errol Spence Jr represented the US in 2012 Olympics and is considered one of the pound to pound (ranking system used in combat sports) boxers of modern times. He further improved his boxing record to a 26-0 by beating Shawn Porter in WBC sanctioned match in the city of Los Angeles.
Currently, he has been tagged as the world's 5th best boxer by BoxRec, an online platform that features updated records of active professional boxers.
(With inputs from agencies)