Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. Seriously Injured in Rollover Crash


Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. was injured in a rollover car accident in Dallas on Thursday morning.

Spence reportedly crashed his Ferrari just before 3 a.m. His car "flipped multiple times" during the crash, ejecting Spence from his vehicle, per CBS 11 in Dallas. 

"Errol was in an accident, and his parents are with him at the hospital," Premier Boxing Champions spokesperson Tim Smith told ESPN. "The doctors are monitoring his condition, but his injuries are not life-threatening. We will have further updates as the doctors update his condition. We're all wishing the best for Errol."

The boxer was reportedly taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center with "serious injuries," per the Dallas Morning News' Loyd Brumfield. The injuries are not "life-threatening," per Brumfield. 

Spence suffered broken teeth in the car accident, but he is expected to recover, according to CBS 11's J.D. Miles. Spence could also face a DWI charge, reports Miles.

Spence, a native of nearby DeSoto, Texas, defeated Shawn Porter to win the World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation welterweight titles on Sept. 28. The 29-year-old is 26–0 in his career.