Pacquiao’s potential opponent, welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. hurt in car crash

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The WBC and IBF Welterweight Champion, Errol Spence Jr., was seriously hurt in a Ferrari crash near his hometown DeSoto, in Dallas, Texas, around 2:53 a.m. on Thursday.

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According to Forbes, the unified welterweight champion is in a severe condition but expected to survive his injuries.

“His injuries are not life-threatening. His parents are with him at the hospital,” Tim Smith, a spokesman for Spence’s promoter, Premier Boxing Champions, told the Associated Press.

According to reports of the Dallas police department, Errol Spence Jr. was driving a white Ferrari “at a high rate of speed” on South Riverfront Boulevard just before 3 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle. The Ferrari veered left, jumped the median into the lane traveling the opposite direction, and flipped multiple times before ejecting Spence.

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Errol Spence Jr. was not wearing a seatbelt when the crash happened.

Spencer recently defeated Manny Pacquiao’s former training partner, Shawn Porter, in a split decision last month at Los Angeles. Porter tweeted his support to the injured former foe.

“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,” Ported said on his post.

Pacquiao is holding the only other major welterweight title, the WBA championship.

Erol Spence Jr. was a 2012 US Olympian and has 26-0 with 21 knockouts professional record.

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