Unified world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. admitted that he’s still not cleared to do sparring by the doctors.
The American got almost killed last year when he crashed his Ferrari. It was later revealed that Spence was driving after drinking, as his sports car was unrecognizable as it flipped over several times and sent the unified Welterweight titlist flying from his seat. News of Spence surviving the crash was a relief, but serious injuries seemed to be a forgone conclusion. Yet somehow, someway, he walked away without a scratch.
Minor scrapes and busted out teeth made the boxing world and his fans wipe their collective brow. On the outside looking in, a few dental issues seemed like a good trade-off for the sort of wreck he was in. But he isn’t exactly out of the woods just yet.
“I have no restrictions in my training except sparring,” Spence told co-hosts and former NBA players, Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. “I can’t spar yet because I got my teeth knocked out. They put two posts in my mouth, well, three posts in my mouth. I’m waiting on them to heal. And once they heal, then I’ll get my permanent teeth. And then I’ll be able to spar.”
“In all actuality, this pandemic has really been helping me out a lot. Basically with recovery and just taking my time to get back. But I’m already back. I’m a hundred percent. I went to a facility in Cleveland, where they checked me out, checked my brain, gave me MRIs and things like that, and everything went well. So, everything’s been going well. I think I’m 100-percent healthy and in shape.”