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Boxing champion Errol Spence Jr. ejected from Ferrari in Dallas crash

Boxing champion Errol Spence Jr. was ejected from a Ferrari in a crash in Dallas early Thursday, according to police. Spence, 29, is expected to survive. He was being treated in a hospital's intensive care unit.

The white Ferrari was "traveling at a high rate of speed" on a Dallas street just before 3 a.m., police said. The vehicle went over the center median onto the other side of the road and flipped multiple times.

Spence was ejected from the vehicle. He wasn't wearing a seatbelt, police said. CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reporter J.D. Miles obtained surveillance video of the crash showing the Ferrari flip over multiple times.

As of Thursday morning, the cause of the crash had not been determined.

According to CBS Sports, Spence is the defending International Boxing Federation welterweight champion and claimed the World Boxing Council's welterweight belt last month.

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Errol Spence Jr., center, celebrates a victory in Los Angeles on September 28, 2019. Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

Spence defeated Shawn Porter to win the World Boxing Council title. Porter said on Twitter he was praying for Spence.

"My dad always tells me 'this boxing thing is a part of your life but it's not going to last forever. U still have a lot of life to live after that,'" Porter said. "With that, I'm praying for @ErrolSpenceJr & his family because he has a lot of life to live and I pray he recovers quickly & fully."

Crews work the scene after boxer Errol Spence Jr. was injured in a car crash in Dallas October 10, 2019.
Crews work the scene after boxer Errol Spence Jr. was injured in a car crash in Dallas on October 10, 2019. KTVT

Premier Boxing Champions, the company that manages Spence, issued a statement Thursday evening on the boxer's condition:

Errol Spence is awake and responding and his condition is listed as stable. He did not sustain any broken bones or fractures, but has some facial lacerations. He is expected to make a full recovery.

He is currently resting with his family by his side. They want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes and are extremely grateful to the Dallas first responders who rushed to the scene to attend to Errol after the accident and the doctors who are taking care of him at the hospital.

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