Errol Spence Jr. Reveals What He Realized Following Car Crash
Errol Spence Jr. admits he thought he was bulletproof before his near-fatal car crash.
Spence crashed his 2019 Ferrari driving home from a friend’s house. The accident could’ve turned disastrous but Spence was able to survive and make a full recovery. He will return to the ring on Saturday night, December 5 against Danny Garcia.
During an interview with Ring Magazine, Spence unveiled a key lesson that he learned from the car wreck.
“When you’re younger you think you’re invincible. You don’t think about a crash and you’ll die or something can happen and you can die. You just think you’re immune to everything, like nothing’s gonna happen to you. So, when a near-death experience does happen it really changes your perspective on things. You’re like, ‘man, I really could go any day.’ I got to make sure the people I love are good because if I just died it would have been a mess and my kids don’t deserve that.”
Spence is looking to make his fifth successful IBF Welterweight Title defense and his first successful WBC Title defense. On top of that, Spence also hopes to keep his undefeated record intact. Up to this point, he is a perfect 26-0 with 21 of those wins coming by way of knockout.
In his last outing back on September 28, 2019, Spence earned a split decision victory over Shawn Porter. He captured the WBC gold in this contest and retained the IBF Championship. This marked Spence’s second major world title win.
Spence vs. Garcia will air live on PBC on FOX PPV and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries worldwide.