Sheffield boxer Kell Brook's heartfelt message to former opponent injured in horror crash

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook has wished a former opponent a full recovery after he was seriously injured in a horrific car crash in America.

Thursday, 10th October 2019, 13:58 pm
Updated Friday, 11th October 2019, 17:02 pm

Errol Spence Jr, regarded as one of the best pound-four-pound boxers in the world, is reported to have been seriously injured in the smash in Dallas overnight.

The 29-year-old is said to have been thrown out of a white Ferrari during the incident along the Riverfront Boulivard.

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Spence Jr, a reigning welterweight world champion, famously stopped Sheffield boxer Kell Brook in the 11th round of an epic fight at Bramall Lane in May 2017.

Brook tweeted today: “Get well soon champ! Thought are with you and wishing you a full and speedy recovery.”

Pictures emerging in America show a mangled wreck of a vehicle with Dallas Police on the scene.

Brook v Spence.

Police say the driver was taken to hospital in a serious condition, although authorities say he is expected to survive.