Great boxer suffers another horrific car crash with suspected underage driver – RT Sport News
Errol Spence Jr. was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Saturday
IBF, WBC and WBA welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. was involved in a third car accident on Saturday night, allegedly involving an underage driver.
The 32-year-old boxer was involved in a car accident in October 2019 when he was thrown from his Ferrari and suffered serious injuries, putting his future in the ring in question.
After making a successful comeback in late 2020, he was sentenced to three days in jail and ordered to pay $3,400 in court costs for pleading guilty to drunk driving in June 2022.
Shortly before removing the WBA strap from Yordenis Ugas in April, Spence revealed he was involved in a second car accident about three months after his first near-fatal incident. He claims he was picked up from the rear and was the victim again on Saturday when an alleged underage driver rammed him in the Dallas area according to BoxingScene.
Spence’s SUV was hit head-on by the unlicensed driver, a 14-year-old who took his parents’ car for a spin and ran a red light.
Spence escaped relatively unscathed, although he complained of injuring his leg during an Instagram Live session while waiting for authorities to arrive on the scene and conduct an investigation.
“The motherfucker hit me…kicked my leg. It’s crazy,” Spence said. “He ran the light. It always happens to me. I saw it coming too. He rushed at me. »
“I saw it coming, going fast as hell,” he continued, showing the damage to his vehicle totaled. “He hit me hard. My car is all metal, heavy as hell. I’m just glad I didn’t have my kids with me. I don’t care about this fucking car, shoot.
The incident happened before divisional rival Terence Crawford knocked out David Avanesyan in the sixth round of a WBO title defense in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
The pair, widely regarded as the greatest welterweights on the planet, if not the two best pound-for-pound fighters, engaged in several explosive back-and-forths on Twitter as their sides tried and failed to stage a fight between them that would crown an undisputed champion in the 147lbs division.
When Crawford was asked to comment on Spence’s difficult evening, however, there were no hard feelings and nothing but good wishes from “Bud.”
“I wish him good luck. I hope he is well – mentally, physically and emotionally. said Crawford.
“It’s just a sport. We’re all fighting for that number one spot, so it’s not personal.
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