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Representatives for Errol Spence Jr. issue statement following car crash

Spence Jr. is expected to make a full recovery.

Errol Spence Jr. v Shawn Porter Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

It appears welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. may have benefited from some divine intervention following his horrific car wreck early yesterday morning.

Police say Spence, 29, was speeding in his Ferrari around 3 a.m. in Dallas, Texas when he lost control, hit a median, and flipped his car several times as he was ejected from the car. Spence was originally reported to have sustained serious injuries, but the latest reports are that he mostly just suffered some facial lacerations and broken teeth, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Some footage of the crash (which can be seen in the link above) would have you believe there would be almost no way a person survive a wreck like that without some critical injuries, so Spence has really dodged the proverbial bullet here.

A statement from Spence’s representatives reads:

“Spence is awake and responding and is listed in stable condition,” his representatives said in a statement. “He didn’t sustain any broken bones or fractures but does have some facial lacerations. He is expected to make a full recovery.

“He is currently resting with his family by his side,” his representatives said in the statement. “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 hospital.”

Early indications are, however, that Spence will likely be charged with a DUI as a result of the crash. I’ll just say that he’s extremely fortunate that that’ll probably be the worst thing to come out of this whole situation.

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