Boxing Champion Errol Spence Jr. Ejected From Ferrari, Seriously Injured in Crash

October 10, 2019 Updated: October 10, 2019

Boxing champion Errol Spence Jr. was ejected from a Ferrari and was seriously injured in an early morning Dallas crash, according to reports. It was also revealed he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

According to TMZ on Thursday, Spence was taken to a local hospital’s intensive care unit. The news outlet also posted photos of the wrecked Ferrari.

The 29-year-old fighter was driving around Riverfront Blvd. at around 3 a.m. at a high rate of speed when he apparently lost control of the car, police told Fox4. The car flipped several times and hit a pole.

Officers found Spence lying on the street, the report said. Police said he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

Errol Spence Jr fights Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Errol Spence during a public workout at the Peace Gardens on May 24, 2017 in Sheffield, England. Spence fights Kell Brook at Bramhall Lane on Saturday fir the IBF World welterweight title. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

A spokesman for Premier Boxing Champions confirmed the driver was in fact Spence, who currently holds the WBC & IBF welterweight championship belts. He recently defeated Shawn Porter for the welterweight title fight on Sept. 28 in Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

Spence’s injuries were described as serious but non-life-threatening, the report said. His parents are with him at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Porter tweeted about the crash, offering his prayers.

“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,” Porter tweeted.

Other details about the crash are not clear.

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