Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence Jr. is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The CBS local report that he was involved in a rollover crash in Dallas early Thursday morning. The crash is supposed to have happened just before 3 a.m. on South Riverfront Boulevard near downtown Dallas.
Spence’s car was the only one involved in the crash, and police are known to be investigating.
#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
Spence’s management company, Premier Boxing Champions released a statement on Spence’s condition that came out Thursday evening:
“Errol Spence is awake and responding and his condition is listed as stable. He did not sustain any broken bones or fractures, but has some facial lacerations. He is expected to make a full recovery.”
“He is currently resting with his family by his side. They want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes and are extremely grateful to the Dallas first responders who rushed to the scene to attend to Errol after the accident and the doctors who are taking care of him at the hospital.”
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.
— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) October 10, 2019
Spence, whose health condition is yet unknown, was ranked as the No. 6 pound-for-pound fighter in the world behind only Vasiliy Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Canelo Alvarez, Naoya Inoue and Aleksandr Usyk in the most recent ratings released by The Ring magazine.