Errol Spence crash: World champion boxer in critical condition after being ejected from Ferrari in horror car accident

The American recently unified the welterweight division with victory over Shawn Porter

Jack Rathborn
Thursday 10 October 2019 13:45
Errol Spence vs Shawn Porter face-off

World champion boxer Errol Spence Jr is in critical condition after being pulled from his Ferrari after a high-speed car crash.

The welterweight king is said to have not worn a seatbelt but emerged from his vehicle despite it being “flipped multiple times” in the Dallas area.

Dallas Police Department confirmed the accident occurred at around 3am on Wednesday, with the IBF and WBC title-holder not said to be in a life-threatening condition but still in intensive care.

The 29-year-old, who has two daughters, was the only occupant in the car and was seen out at a bar in Dallas in the early hours on his Instagram story.

A police statement read: “At 2:53am a Ferrari travelling at a high rate of speed northbound in the 500 S. Riverfront Blvd.

“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.

“The driver was taken to an area hospital where he is expected to live, but remains in ICU.

Errol Spence Jr’s car after the crash

“The driver, a black male 29 years old, was the only occupant in the vehicle. The cause of the accident is undetermined at this time.”

Spence recently unified world titles at 147 pounds, emerging victorious against Shawn Porter, who shared a prayer for his rival.

Porter wrote: “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 Errol Spence Jr and his family because he has a lot of life to live and I pray he recovers quickly and fully.”

Errol Spence Jr celebrates after victory over Shawn Porter (Getty)

The American’s victory kept alive hopes of a super fight with fellow world champion Terence Crawford, who also sent a message to his fellow welterweight.

“Praying for you champ Errol Spence Jr,” Crawford wrote. “Get well we fighters I know you will.”

Crawford’s promoter Bob Arum suggested after Spence’s victory that the fight would take place in 2020.

Errol Spence Jr triumphed over Shawn Porter last month

“I hope we will see Crawford and Spence,” Arum said. “Last summer we met with Al Haymon to talk about the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder rematch, and brought up Crawford and Spence.

“Al indicated to me that we would do it in 2020. I think that’s a great fight, and a fight that everybody wants to see.”

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