Unified World Welterweight Champion Errol Spence made his first public appearance and comments two months after a serious one car automobile accident in Dallas put his career on hold.
Spence was interviewed by Brian Kenny (above) during the live broadcast of the PBC on Fox Sports show leading to the main event of Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo. The 147 lb title holder stated the obvious that his rollover car accident could have been far, far worse:
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“It’s a miracle from God. It’s a blessing. He really protected me. I mean, anybody else would’ve probably been killed.”
Spence went on to say that he could not answer any more specific questions about the accident, because of his pending legal case in Dallas County. Spence was charged with one count of DWI, as his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit in the October 10th accident.
As we wrote at the time, Spence was involved in a one-vehicle accident just after 3 a.m. local time, where he rolled his Ferrari while driving at a very high speed. The accident, which was caught on camera by a nearby business showed the horrific crash in which Spence, who was alone, was ejected out of the car as it cartwheeled in the median, due to not wearing a seatbelt.
Amazingly, Spence only came out of the ordeal with facial lacerations and a broken jaw by reports, in a crash that could’ve been a lot worse. He was released from the hospital a few days later.
The accident came just two weeks after he had beaten Shawn Porter by 12 round decision to become the WBC and IBF champ.
Spence maintained twice in the interview that he will be fighting in either May or June of next year. And, there is great speculation that that fight could involve WBA welterweight title holder Manny Pacquiao. However it’s believed that Pacquiao will fight at some point in 2020 before then.
Spence said of fighting either “Pac-man,” a rematch with Porter or even WBO Champ, Terence Crawford, who’s promoted by rival Top Rank Boxing,
“I’m the top dog of the division. I am the king of the welterweight division. And, I wanna fight the top names in the division whether that’s Manny Pacquiao, whether it’s Terence Crawford or it’s Danny Garcia, they’re the top names. And, I do want to be undisputed welterweight champion of the world.”
Spence further said that he began light boxing training last week, but has yet to begin sparring, as he targets the middle of 2020 to return.