Errol Spence Cherishes Second Chance, Basically Takes Everything Serious
IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence admits he was 100% lucky to survive the Horrific car crash back in October and believes that, he was give a second chance, which should never be take for granted.
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) was on the drivers sit when his Ferrari flipped over multiple times, leaving him ejected on a pavement with serious injuries to the face and mouth. After the accident, he got hospitalised for about a week.
Spence, as a result of the accident is now a much more thankful person, thankful for successfully healing completely, his face and body injuries and is back in training for a possible return later this year.
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Spence, who got severely injured physically after the near death experience, has afterwards become more appreciative of his career, family and sure helped him develop mentally, than when he was just too comfortable.
The IBF/WBC welterweight champion in an Instagram interview with Premier Boxing Champion’s Ray Flores on Monday, spoke about the overall impact the accident has had in his life.
“That whole accident, you know, put my boxing career in perspective and, you know, put my family in perspective, and you know, basically everything,” said Spence, who was charged with driving while intoxicated as a result of his accident. “And you know, I’m taking a lot serious now – as far as training, dieting, you know, making sure I don’t blow up too heavy in weight and things like that. So, you know, it basically put everything in perspective.
“I got a second chance, you know, basically at living, spending time with my family and my kids and everything like that. So, you know, I didn’t have anything set up for them if I woulda passed away, God forbid. If anything woulda happened to me, I didn’t have anything set up for them and things like that. So, I made sure to get everything set up with them and, you know, basically take everything more serious. … Now I’m a hundred percent, and I’m fully focused on boxing and family.”
There has been big question marks on the DeSoto, Texas native as many ponder if he will remain the same fighter after going through that horrific face of his career. However, those questions has somehow become an added motivation as he prepares for his first fight since is defeating Shawn Porter to unify the WBC and IBF welterweight titles.
“I am excited for it,” Spence said. “I’m glad it’s finally coming back. Like I said, I got a second chance, so I’m not taking it for granted at all, and I’m not taking this opportunity for granted at all. And I just wanna show the world that, you know, Errol Spence is still the same. Not the same – I’m even better. I’m more improved and stuff like that.”