Errol Spence is reportedly in a serious condition after being ejected from a Ferrari following a crash in Dallas.
The welterweight world champion is believed to have been driving the vehicle ‘at high speed’ while not wearing a seatbelt and is now in intensive care.
Photos on social media show the boxer’s mangled Ferrari in the aftermath of the incident.
A statement from Dallas police read: “At 2:53am a Ferrari traveling at a high rate of speed northbound in the 500 S. Riverfront Blvd.
“The Ferrari veered left over the center median onto the southbound lanes and flipped multiple times ejecting the driver who was not wearing a seatbelt”
Spence, 29, who is expected to survive, was in action last month when he outpointed Shawn Porter to become a unified champion.
A video on his Instagram account shows Spence dancing in a nightclub with a friend before the accident.
Spence is widely considered to be one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world and now faces an uncertain future.
He has faced calls to take on fellow champion Terence Crawford but the fighters are aligned to different promotional teams.
Crawford told TMZ: “They were saying that I didn’t have a title, and now that I have a title, it’s another excuse. It just seems like excuses after excuses.
“Now he’s not worried about me. I honestly believe that deep down in his heart, he knows what he’s going up against when he goes against me.
“He’s thinking the big picture: ‘If I take a chance like this, I need to be making as much money as possible just in case I lose.’ He’s talking about wanting to fight this guy and this guy.
“He wants to be the A-side, and he doesn’t want a 50-50 fight. That just tells you right now that he’s not 100 per cent confident in his own abilities.
“He can say what he wants, but for me, if I’m confident in my abilities, ‘Okay, we can do it.’ It doesn’t matter if it’s 50-50 or not. I know I can win. So I don’t have nothing to lose.”