Errol Spence Jr. Admits He Wanted To Give Up Following Car Crash
WBC and IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. says there were times when he wanted to quit following his car crash.
Following his WBC Title win over Shawn Porter, Spence crashed his 2019 Ferrari while driving home from a friend’s house. At the time, Spence was considered to be “seriously injured.” Not only did he survive, but he has also made a full recovery and will be back inside the ring on Saturday night, December 5. He’ll defend his gold against Danny Garcia.
Speaking to reporters during a press conference, Spence admitted that he wanted to throw away all he had worked for during his recovery (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“You know, it was a lot of times, you know, I wanted to give up, I wanted to quit. But, you know, just seeing my loved ones and not wanting to let my kids down, because when they get older, how I’m gonna tell them to keep going, when they wanna quit at something, if I had quit? You know, so when I went to the clinic and went to the doctors, and they told me, you know, basically I didn’t have any brain swelling or any blood [on] my brain or anything like that, you know, I decided to continue my career and to get back. And that’s basically what we did.”
Spence vs. Garcia will be held inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Fans will be allowed in attendance at a reduced capacity. Fight fans can watch Spence vs. Garcia LIVE on PBC on FOX PPV and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries worldwide.