Errol Spence Jr: Wrecked a Ferrari and bought a horse
By Sean Jones: Errol Spence Jr has bought a horse now that he smashed his expensive Ferrari Spider last October in a terrible car crash in Dallas, Texas. The IBF/WBC welterweight champion Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) posted a photo of him and his new horse on social media today, letting his boxing know that he’s now on horseback.
Spence needs to stay healthy to get ready for his upcoming fight against Danny Garcia. Those two still don’t have a venue or a set-date for their battle, but September or October is when they’re supposed to meet up.
Questions fans have about Spence:
- Can he still take a punch?
- Will his speech ever return to normal?
- What are the chances that his new set of front teeth will fly out of his mouth during a fight?
- Will Spence’s reflexes be the same?
- Is he partying too much with the money he’s made?
- How much longer can Spence get away with ballooning up in weight between fights?
Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) is a big puncher, and one of the most dangerous fighters in the 147-pound division power-wise. If Spence isn’t fully back from his car crash, Danny, 32, will have a good chance of knocking him out like he did Amir Khan.
Spence is better off on horseback
As bad as Spence’s Ferrari looked after the crash, it would be a good idea for him to be on horseback for the rest of his life. Spence, 30, can’t afford to keep crashing. It’s not that Spence doesn’t have the money to smash 100 Ferrari’s.
Errol can’t keep hurting himself, knocking his teeth out, and putting his life in danger. We don’t know if Spence will ever be the same after that crash, and there are already a lot of people who think his chin and speech have been impaired.
In some of the interviews Spence has given since the crash, he’s slurred when speaking.
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) July 18, 2020
Spence vs. Garcia will likely be without fans because of the pandemic. It’s too risky for the fight to be staged in front of a large crowd, and it wouldn’t be allowed anyway by any of the states.
Spence was supposed to fight Danny last January, but his car crash spoiled those plans. With Spence injured and unable to compete, Danny Garcia fought Ivan Redkach and beat him by a 12 round unanimous decision on January 25 in Brooklyn, New York.
Garcia looked good, but he took a lot of heat from the boxing fans on social media for failing to knock out the badly over-matched 33-year-old Redkach. Ivan is someone that Garcia should have been able to stop, but he somehow couldn’t get the job done.
Spence thriving on being doubted
Love being doubted 🙃 pic.twitter.com/uRKw4XpwUr
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) July 16, 2020
It’s not a good thing for the boxing fans to be doubting Spence because that tells you that they realize he’s been in the type of car crash that can wreck a person’s body permanently. The fact that Spence was able to come out of the crash with just scratches and his front teeth knocked out is a miracle.
He could have been hurt much worse, and the fans don’t know if there’s some neurological problem that was unseen. We’re going to find out soon if Spence is the same guy he was in the past when he faces Danny in September or October.
It would be a good idea for Spence to focus on his defense in this fight, and not let Danny hit him with the same kind of shots that Shawn Porter did last September.
Spence beat Porter by a 12 round split decision, but it was razor close. It was a close enough fight to go either way, and the knockdown that Spence scored in the 10th round is what saved him.
Spence needs to go back to the safety-first style that he used in beating Mikey Garcia in 2019 in Arlington, Texas. If Spence wants to have a long career, he’s going to need to avoid getting hit. He doesn’t hit hard enough to destroy his opponents with one punch, and he’s eventually going to run into trouble if he keeps fighting this way.
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