Premier Boxing Champions, the promotion that has televised some of Spence’s bouts, confirmed that the man driving the car was Spence.
“Errol was in an accident, and his parents are with him at the hospital,” PBC spokesman Tim Smith told ESPN’s Dan Rafael. “The doctors are monitoring his condition, but his injuries are not life-threatening. We will have further updates as the doctors update his condition. We’re all wishing the best for Errol.”
The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, police said. He was taken to the intensive care unit of Methodist Hospital in serious condition but is expected to survive.
Spence (26-0, 21 knockouts) scored a split-decision victory over veteran Shawn Porter on Sept. 28 in Los Angeles to add the WBC welterweight title to his IBF crown, which he won in 2017.
“This is a lifetime dream,” Spence said, per the Associated Press. “It shows hard work pays off. … Shawn Porter is a rough and awkward fighter. I didn’t get off what I wanted to. He’s a true champion. He made it tough … [but] all my punches have bad intentions.”