22 December 2019 04:40
By Chris Williams: Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. will be interviewed tonight for the first time since his terrible car crash two months ago on October 10. There's been a massive amount of speculation about the injuries the 29-year-old Spence sustained in his car crash last October, and now he'll get a chance to let the boxing public know the full details. Spence trashed his high-priced Ferrari 488 Spider in the car crash. Bob Arum doubts Spence will fight soon Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said recently that his sources had told him that Spence won't be back fighting in the foreseeable future due to his car crash. Arum raised doubts whether Spence would be able to fight WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in 2020 or 2021.
Although Muhammad Ali was able to come back and still fight effectively after missing 3 years in the prime of his career, few fighters can miss that amount of time and do well. "I have grave doubts whether Errol Spence will be back in the ring in the foreseeable future, unfortunately as that may be. Arum says his "inside intelligence" has told him that Spence won't be back in action in the "foreseeable future," whatever that means. You can argue that it would be good for Crawford and Arum if Spence doesn't come back soon from his car crash, because his guy Terence could lose. There's some big fights available for Spence if/when he does return to the ring starting with a unification match against Crawford.
The exclusive will come as part of a Fox-televised tripleheader, topped by the highly anticipated rematch between reigning junior middleweight titlist Tony Harrison and former beltholder Jermell Charlo. Given the two months worth of media and public demand—often reaching points of a false sense of entitlement—it seems that a first look at present-day Spence will draw even greater attention to the telecast. Spence Jr. was hospitalized for six days following his single-car crash on Oct. 10, after which he was charged with a single count of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), filed as a Class B misdemeanor for which he not will be required to serve jail time. Spence (26-0, 21KOs) is coming off of a thrilling 12-round split decision win over Shawn Porter (30-3-1, 17KO) in their welterweight title unification clash this past September in Los Angeles, California. The bout aired live on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View, as did Spence's other win on the year, a 12-round shutout of Mikey Garcia in their battle of unbeaten pound-for-pound entrants this past March in Arlington, Texas.