Errol Spence Jr was dropped by an insurance company

Errol Spence Jr.’s serious car accident in October 2019 wasn’t the only accident he had.

Spence revealed that just three months after the accident he had another accident. As a result, his insurance ended up letting him down, the WBC and IBF welterweight champion told FOX Sports.

“I actually had another accident three months after my accident,” Spence said.

“Someone hit me from behind. … So it shook me, like, ‘This is screwed up.’ But like my insurance company kicked me off my insurance because it was a G-Wagon. It was like, ‘He messed up a Ferrari.’ And then I had a [Mercedes-Benz] G-Wagon, 4-in-4. So they came out of [pocket] like $600,000 in five, six months, because they paid me for both cars.

“…Yeah, they kicked me out of insurance.”

In the October 2019 crash, Spence’s Ferrari flipped several times early in the morning in downtown Dallas. The accident could have cost not only his career, but his life.

He emerged with cuts, scrapes and bruises to his face and body and chipped his teeth. He was placed on probation after being charged with a drunk driving offence.

Spence was able to return to the ring on December 5, 2020 and successfully defended his titles against Danny Garcia.

Next, Spence fought with the legendary Manny Pacquiao. News then broke days before the welterweight championship that Spence had been kicked out due to a detached left retina.

But now Spence has assured the media that he is fit and ready to return to the ring. He will end a 16-month hiatus when he faces Cuban Yordenis Ugas, who replaced Spence against Pacquiao. Ugas won by unanimous decision.

The unification title fight will take place on April 16 at AT&T Stadium and will air during a Showtime pay-per-view main event.


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Justin D. O'Neill