Boxer Errol Spence Jr. Flips Car in Dallas, Now in Intensive Care
American boxer Errol Spence Jr. has suffered serious injuries after his Ferrari rolled over multiple times in downtown Dallas.
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The 29-year-old, who was confirmed to be the car’s driver and lone passenger, was reportedly ejected from the vehicle and taken to the hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive. He remains in the intensive care unit.
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs), a native of nearby Desoto, Texas, was not wearing a seat belt when his Ferrari veered over the center median and flipped multiple times.
A spokesperson for Premier Boxing Champions, Spence’s management team, confirmed to The Athletic that the welterweight champion was injured in the crash, but that his injuries are not life threatening.
CBS 11 News obtained exclusive video form a security camera showing the violent wreck with the car flipping and rolling over multiple times.
#BREAKING Exclusive video from a nearby security camera shows the crash that injured Championship Boxer Errol Spence Jr when he lost control of his Ferrari and it rolled multiple times ejecting him. Fortunately he survived and expected to be ok pic.twitter.com/2Z1xh9DDiA
— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) October 10, 2019
Errol Spence Jr. is a unified welterweight champion, having held the IBF title since May 2017, and the WBC title since September 2019.
Recognized as one of the pound-for-pound best boxers in the world, spence has seen his brand grow extensively after consecutive headlining roles in pay-per-view title bouts. The IBF 147-pound champion also collected the WBC title when he held off Shawn Porter on Sept. 28 via split decision in their fight-of-the-year candidate.