Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. is in stable condition after being involved in a rollover crash early Thursday morning. After police confirmed that Spence was the lone passenger in a Ferrari that veered over the center median and flipped multiple times, Spence's team released a statement that the champ would be OK.
"Spence is awake and responding and his condition is listed as stable," the statement read. "He did not sustain any broken bones or fractures, but has some facial lacerations. He is expected to make a full recovery."
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs), a native of nearby Desoto, Texas, was not wearing a seat belt, according to police, when his Ferrari veered over the center median and flipped multiple times.
UPDATE: Sources tell @CBSDFW Pro boxer ERROL SPENCE JR is the “high-profile man” @Dallaspd says was seriously injured after being ejected from the #Ferrari he was driving during a rollover crash on Riverfront Blvd. He was transported hospital, but expected to survive. #BREAKING pic.twitter.com/JjkCP2OcXz— Madison Sawyer (@MadisonSawyerTV) October 10, 2019
The one-vehicle crash took place near downtown on Riverfront Boulevard close to Interstate 30 just after 3 a.m. Police said the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed in the northbound lanes of the 500 block of South Riverfront Boulevard. The exact cause of the incident is still under investigation.
CBS 11 News obtained exclusive video form a security camera showing the violent wreck with the car flipping and rolling over multiple times. J.D. Miles reports that Spence suffered broken teeth.
#BREAKING Exclusive video from a nearby security camera shows the crash that injured Championship Boxer Errol Spence Jr when he lost control of his Ferrari and it rolled multiple times ejecting him. Fortunately he survived and expected to be ok pic.twitter.com/2Z1xh9DDiA— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) October 10, 2019
Spence, recognized as one of the pound-for-pound best boxers in the world, has seen his brand grow extensively after consecutive headlining roles in pay-per-view title bouts. The IBF 147-pound champion also collected the WBC title when he held off Shawn Porter on Sept. 28 via split decision in their fight-of-the-year candidate.
Some of boxing's best, including rivals like Porter and Terence Crawford, shared their condolences in this tough time.
My dad always tells me “this boxing thing is a part of your life but it’s not going to last forever. U still have a lot of life to live after that.” With that, I'm praying for @ErrolSpenceJr & his family because he has a lot of life to live and I pray he recovers quickly & fully.— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) October 10, 2019