Boxer Errol Spence ‘expected to make full recovery’ after serious car accident

Errol Spence is in a stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery after a car crash.

The welterweight world champion was taken to an intensive care unit after being ejected from a Ferrari early on Thursday morning in Dallas, Texas.

According to Dallas Police, the 29-year-old was driving the vehicle at high speed and was not wearing a seatbelt when it veered over across the road and flipped several times.

Despite describing the incident as “serious”, Spence’s representatives said the IBF and WBC belt-holder is awake and is “resting with his family by his side.”

The statement issued by Premier Boxing Champions also confirmed that the welterweight sustained some facial injuries in the crash, but did not break any bones.




It read: “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.

“Errol is currently resting with his family by his side.



Spence beat Shawn Porter to win the WBC world title last month

“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.”

Spence added the WBC belt to his IBF title last month when he beat fellow American Shawn Porter in Los Angeles.

He is unbeaten in 26 fights as a professional and has held the IBF crown since taking it from Kell Brook with victory over the Briton at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane in 2017.

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Promoter Eddie Hearn took to Twitter to express his relief that the world champion’s injuries were not more serious.

He wrote : “Just seen the statement that Errol Spence suffered no broken bones in the crash and will make a full recovery – great news!

“Having seen the crash wow someone was looking out for him.”

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