Boxing Champion Errol Spence Jr. In Intensive Care After Single-Car Crash

Boxing Champion Errol Spence Jr. In Intensive Care After Single-Car Crash

In the ring, undefeated welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has proven invincible. But early Thursday morning, behind the wheel of a Ferrari, he proved mortal. Driving at what Dallas police reported was a high rate of speed near the city’s downtown, he flipped the vehicle multiple times and was ejected. He was not wearing a seat belt. 

Spence was taken to a nearby hospital where he was in intensive care. The single vehicle accident occurred around 3 a.m. in an industrial area not far from the county courthouse that last week was at the center of the nationally publicized Amber Guyger murder trial.

Spence last fought in the ring on Sept. 28 when he won a hard-fought split decision over Shawn Porter and captured the World Boxing Council’s 147-pound title.

He won the IBF’s 147-pound title from England’s Kell Brook in May of 2017. The fight was stopped after the 11th round. He fought in March at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, before an announced crowd of 47,525. He easily defeated Mikey Garcia in a bout that went the 12-round distance.

He also fought at the Dallas Cowboys indoor practice facility in suburban Frisco where he easily knocked out an undefeated but overmatched Carlos Ocampo in the first round. He frequent has been photographed at Cowboys games.

Spence is 26-0 with 21 knockouts and ranked the top welterweight in the world by The Ring magazine. He is considered one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

He’s left handed and reminds some of former middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

Spence, 29, lives in DeSoto, a Dallas suburb, with his wife and their two young daughters.

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