World champion boxer Errol Spence Jr in ‘serious condition’ following high-speed car crash – report - MMA - TheMacLife

World champion boxer Errol Spence Jr in ‘serious condition’ following high-speed car crash – report

Boxing welterweight king is currently understood to be receiving treatment in ICU.

By John Balfe - 10 Oct 2019

Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. is reported to be in serious condition in a Dallas hospital after being involved in a high-speed car accident. 

Reports state that the Ferrari car in which Spence, 29, was travelling flipped several times. Spence, who was understood to not be wearing a seatbelt, was reportedly thrown from the vehicle during the crash, which happened just before 3am local time and involved one vehicle.

Police say that the driver was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center in a serious condition and is expected to survive, and that they are currently exploring the circumstances behind the crash. Spence is currently 26-0 in his professional career and fought most recently on September 28 where he defeated Shawn Porter by split decision to retain his world titles.

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

“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.”

 

 

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