According to a report from CBS 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth, welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has been seriously injured in a rollover auto crash in Dallas.
The crash occurred a little before 3 a.m.in the 500 block of South Riverfront Boulevard, and the auto was traveling at a high rate of speed, Dallas police said. The vehicle went over the center median and flipped multiple times, ejecting the driver.
"His injuries are not life-threatening". After defeating Porter, Spence boasts a record of 26-0 and continues to be one of the biggest names in boxing.
Spence was taken to Dallas Methodist Hospital in what was termed "serious condition".More news: Climate protesters try to 'occupy' London City Airport
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Police are continuing to investigate what exactly caused the crash.
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs), 29, of DeSoto, Texas, a Dallas suburb, scored the biggest win of his career on September 28, when he won a split decision against Shawn Porter to unify two 147-pound world titles at Staples Center in Los Angeles in an action-packed contender for fight of the year.
Spence is from DeSoto, south of Dallas. The Spence-Porter fight was also a PPV from Fox and it was expected that Spence was to fight contender Danny Garcia on PPV, as well, in January. He has held the IBF welterweight title since 2017 and represented the U.S.in the 2012 Olympics.