Errol Spence Jr, holder of the IBF and WBC welterweight titles, was recently involved in a single-car accident in Dallas, crashing his Ferrari and somewhat miraculously surviving with relatively minor injuries.
The accident has put plans for a Jan. 23 fight with Danny Garcia up in the air for the moment, as it’s not known how long he’ll need to fully recover and be back in fighting condition, and he is also being hit with a driving while intoxicated charge.
Spence, 29, is coming off of a big win on Sept. 28, where he beat Shawn Porter to add the WBC belt to his waist, successfully defending the IBF title that night in Los Angeles. It was a hell of a fight that should have built some good buzz for Spence’s career, but the limelight only lasted a couple of weeks before this incident.
We’ll have to wait and see what comes next for Spence’s career, but he’ll have to deal with this legal matter — which, if we’re being honest and going historically in similar cases for famous people, probably isn’t going to amount to much of a career disruption for him — and heal up. One expects that Garcia (35-2, 21 KO) will wait for him to get healthy, since it’s a big money fight and a big opportunity, after Garcia was kind of sidelined out of the top of the division in 2019 by PBC.