UPDATED 7:30 P.M., October 10th – OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM ERROL SPENCE JR.
Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr is in critical condition after being ejected from his vehicle during a serious car crash early Thursday in Dallas.
The accident occurred a little before 3 A.M. at I-30 near the downtown area.
According to police reports, Spence was driving “a high rate of speed” northbound on the 500 block of S. Riverfront Boulevard. He lost control and hit the center median, causing the white Ferrari to flip five times. Spence, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle during this sequence.
At press time, Spence remains in ICU with non-life threatening injuries but could possibly face a D.U.I. charge.
Recent opponent Shawn Porter and rival Terence Crawford offered their support for Spence on social media.
BeatsBoxingMayhem will continue following this story as it develops.
There’s much that will be written in the weeks and months to come about Errol Spence’s recovery and the circumstances of his accident. For now, we just need to remember that the report of him being “expected to survive” hints at the severity of his injuries. There’s no mention of him even being in stable condition.
We’ve lost great fighters in car accidents like Salvador Sanchez and Diego Corrales. As we await further news, let’s be grateful that Spence is still with us and hope for the best regarding his future quality of life.