Errol Spence Jr. Says Twitter Trolls Wished Death On Him After Car Crash
WBC and IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. reveals he was on the receiving end of some nasty trolling.
Spence is set to put his titles on the line against Danny Garcia on Saturday night, December 5. To many, it’s a miracle that Spence is alive, let alone defending championship gold. In October 2019, Spence was hospitalized after crashing his Ferrari. Spence was ejected from the car and at the time, he was considered to be “seriously injured.”
Luckily for Spence, he has made a full recovery and is back to competing in the sport he loves. Unfortunately, not everyone was supportive of Spence’s comeback journey. During an interview with BoxingScene.com, Spence recalled getting some vile Twitter comments from online trolls.
“At first, it surprised me a little bit. I was like, ‘Man, the stuff that people say.’ Some people were like, ‘I wish you would’ve died,’ and this and that. They said all types of things. And I’m like, ‘I don’t even know you. I haven’t did anything to anybody,’ and they’re saying they wish I died in a car crash. So, it’s just crazy some of the things people say. For me, it don’t really bother me. I just look at it like, ‘People crazy.’ It don’t strike a nerve because I don’t know the people. The first time I saw it, I was like, ‘What the hell? This is weird.’ ”
Spence will be putting his undefeated record on the line against Garcia. To this point, Spence has gone 26-0 with 21 of those victories coming by way of knockout.
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia will air live on PBC on FOX PPV and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries worldwide.