Washington - Undefeated welterweight boxing world champion Errol Spence is
expected to make a full recovery after sustaining facial lacerations in a
one-car crash in Dallas, his management team said in a statement on
"Errol Spence Jr., IBF/WBC unified welterweight world
champion, was involved in a serious, single-car accident in Dallas early
on Thursday morning and is being treated at a Dallas-area hospital," the
"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
Spence was treated in an intensive care unit after his
white Ferrari rolled over multiple times just before 03:00 local time, Dallas television station KTVT reported, citing police.
said Spence's vehicle was traveling at high speed when it went across a
centre median and flipped over several times, throwing the driver,
identified as Spence, out of the car.
"He is currently resting
with his family by his side," the statement said.
"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
Spence, a 29-year-old southpaw, unified the World
Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation titles two weeks ago
with a split-decision victory over fellow American Shawn Porter in Los
Angeles, improving to 26-0 with 21 knockouts.
"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,'" Porter
"With that, I'm praying for @ErrolSpenceJr & his family
because he has a lot of life to live and I pray he recovers quickly
Spence, a welterweight quarter-finalist at the 2012
London Olympics, made his professional debut in 2012 and won his first
world title, the IBF crown, by knocking out Britain's Kell Brook in
England in 2017.
Spence defended the title four times, beating
American Lamont Peterson and Mexico's Carlos Ocampo last year and
American Mikey Garcia last March before his unification showdown triumph
There had been early talk about a 2020 fight between
Porter and reigning World Boxing Association welterweight champion
Manny Pacquiao, the 40-year-old Filipino icon who stands 62-7 with two
drawn and 39 knockouts.
"Praying for @ErrolSpenceJr," Pacquiao tweeted.
possible future foe is World Boxing Organisation champion Terrence
Crawford, who tweeted: "Praying for you champ @ErrolSpenceJr get well we
fighters I know you will."