By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Errol Spence Jr. — who recently defeated Shawn Porter to win a second Welterweight Championship belt on Sept. 28 — was seriously injured early Thursday morning in Dallas, Texas. According to CBS DFW 21, Spence Jr. is presently in intensive care.
The authorities have said that he was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident happened. The incident happened in the northbound lanes in the 500 block of Riverfront.
The vehicle that Spence was driving went over the center median and flipped multiple times, according to the story. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car during the accident.
The accident happened at approximately 3 am local time. The white Ferrari that Spence Jr. was driving also hit a light pole, according to KDFW Fox 4.
The professional boxer was found by first responders lying in the street.
Despite being at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Spence Jr. is expected to survive the crash. While the investigators believe it was a high rate of speed, the investigation is ongoing.
The 29-year-old, who was born in Long Island, New York, now resides in Desoto, Texas. He is the World Boxing Council World Welterweight Title holder and the International Boxing Federation World Welterweight Title holder.
He defeated Porter in his last bout by a split decision at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. This was his first split decision win in his career.
With the win, Spence Jr. improved to 26-0 in his career, including 21 knockouts.