Errol Spence Jr. seriously injured in one-car accident

Errol Spence Jr

‘High-profile' man injured in Ferrari crash in Dallas, police say

Welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr has been taken to the intensive care unit of a Dallas hospital following a auto crash in the city.

Spence was in intensive care but is expected to live after he crashed his Ferrari overnight.

"Errol was in an accident, and his parents are with him at the hospital", Tim Smith, spokesman for the television series Premier Boxing Champions, told ESPN.

The exact cause of the incident is still under investigation. Miles - a reporter for CBS Dallas station KTVT - you can see Spence's Ferrari flip over multiple times.

Shawn Porter, who Spence defeated on September 28, tweeted his well-wishes to the boxer. Police also stated that he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time.

There had been early talk about a 2020 fight between Porter and reigning World Boxing Association welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, the 40-year-old Filipino icon who stands 62-7 with two drawn and 39 knockouts.

Spence's last opponent, Shawn Porter, offered prayers for Spence on Twitter.

Spence is from the city of Desoto, Texas, not far from Dallas and is an obvious huge local fan favorite. "U still have a lot of life to live after that, '" Porter said.

In 2017, Spence won the IBF world welterweight title by beating Kell Brook in the Englishman's native Sheffield.

Boxer Errol Spence Jr. was hospitalized after being flung from his auto in a severe crash. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, and we wish him a fast and full recovery".

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