Errol Spence Jr. was in trouble after a high-speed car wreck that led to misdemeanor drunken driving charges in Dallas. Instead of this incident damaging his boxing career, he was inspired to get hungry again and take things seriously. Here are the highlights:
- Spence immediately changed his environment for the quiet he needed to heal then focus on his training once he was cleared by his doctors.
- Before the bout, Spence said, “This is the most important fight of my life.”
- He said he wouldn’t accept anything less than a win.
- This almost didn’t happen because a month after beating Porter, Spence flipped his Ferrari while speeding on a Dallas street in the early in the morning.
- He was fortunate because even upon ejection he didn’t sustain any broken bones or internal bleeding in his brain.
- He knew he was lucky with what happened by saying, “I feel my accident helped me a lot with just basically put my feet on the ground and humbling myself.”
- He has a second opportunity to show the world why he has the gusto to go the distance.
- Garcia was in a great place and wanted to take him out in the bout.
- However, Spence came out on top and was able to take it by unanimous decision to give him that comeback victory he needed.