Errol Spence Jr in intensive care after car crack in Texas

Errol Spence
Errol Spence

WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr is in intensive care following a car crash in Dallas.

A statement from Dallas Police Department said that Spence, driving a Ferrari and not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle when it "flipped multiple times" in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The 29-year-old was subsequently taken to an intensive care unit at a local hospital, and is expected to live, the statement added.

The statement read: "On October 10, 2019, at 2:53am, a white Ferrari was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound in the 500 block S. Riverfront Boulevard.

"The Ferrari veered left over the center median onto the southbound lanes and flipped multiple times ejecting the driver who was not wearing a seatbelt.

"The driver, Errol Spence Jr, 29-years-old, was taken to an area hospital where he remains in ICU. He is expected to live. The cause of the accident is undetermined at this time."

Spence added the WBC belt to his IBF title last month when he beat fellow American Shawn Porter in Los Angeles, and is unbeaten in 26 fights as a professional.

He 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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