Hearn disgusted with Spence’s DWI charge
By Kenneth Friedman: Promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s “disgusted” at learning that undefeated IBF/WBC welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence Jr. has been charged with driving while intoxicated [DWI] for his horrifying car crash last week in Dallas, Texas.
The 29-year-old Spence flew out of his Ferrari after losing control over the vehicle during what some believe was a high speed crash around 3:00 a.m last Thursday morning.
Spence is expected to recover from the injuries he sustained in the accident. He suffered cuts to the face. During the accident, Spence’s Ferrari tumbled three times. Spence’s car went across the center divider before it began tumbling.
Spence drinking & driving is disgusting says Hearn
“You’d probably get another response from me on another day, but it’s disgusting, really,” said Hearn to IFL TV about his thoughts on learning that Spence is being charged with a DWI by the Dallas police after his car crash. “You’ve seen how precious life is, and you talk about taking it for granted. When I saw the accident, and I saw that he came out alive, I couldn’t believe,” said Hearn.
The Dallas Morning News reported Spence being charged with a DWI for the accident. The Dallas police won’t be giving the speed of Spence’s Ferrari at the time of the accident due to it being just one car that was involved.
Spence is coming off of a big win over WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter in a unification match on September 28.
Hearn says it was fortunate no one hurt in Spence car crash
“It was the gift from God, but then you find out that he was intoxicated, it’s pretty disgusting,” said Hearn about Spence. “I think anyone that drinks and drives, I think it’s pretty disgusting, to be honest with you. It’s being selfish, and it’s not just your health. You seen how fast that car was going. If there was another car on the road or if there was any pedestrians, they would be dead,” said Hearn.
It is quite lucky that Spence didn’t injure or kill anyone in the accident. That would have been a real tragedy. Hopefully, Spence learns from the accident moving forward, and doesn’t repeat this.
Spence can’t think he’s above the law says Hearn
“I’m not in the mood to start being righteous about Errol Spence drinking and driving, but he’s gone though one of the most miraculous recoveries of all time to people being disgusted, because you can’t think you’re above the law,” said Hearn. “You’re driving a Ferrari at 3 o’clock in the morning at whatever speed he was going, but I’m glad he’s alive, and I hope he learns his lesson,” said Hearn.