Errol spence jr says he received hate messages on social networks, after the car accident that almost cost him his life in October 2019.
“At first, I was a bit surprised,” he said. Spence to Boxing Scene. “I was like, ‘Man, the things people say.’ Some people said, I wish I had died, and this and that. They said all kinds of things. And I said, ‘I don’t even know you. I haven’t done anything to anyone. ‘ And they say they wish I had died in a car accident. So it’s crazy some of the things that people say. For me, it doesn’t really bother me. I just see it as, ‘Crazy people’. It doesn’t bother me because I don’t know the people. The first time I saw it, I was like, ‘What the heck? This is rare”.
Similarly Errol received many messages of support and thanked them all. He received encouraging messages for him to be 100 percent focused on his recovery and getting back into boxing.
“I appreciate the love of people, especially people, who remember my accident, give me good wishes and wish me back to recovery and wish me the best of health,” he said. Spence. «Then there is also a lot of love in Instagram, but there is also a lot of hatred. It is what you pay attention to, that is what you will get the most.
The champion spent about a week in the Methodist Dallas Medical Center after the accident in which, impressively, he only suffered cuts to his face, minor injuries to his body and the loss of some dental parts.
Spence has approximately 673,000 followers in Instagram and almost 179,000 followers in Twitter, and even today a lot of hateful messages keep coming in, but the native boxer from Texas He ignores them completely and focuses on his return to boxing tomorrow night.
“I just found out that on social media people are weird, especially on Twitter“, said Spence. “Never in my life have I seen so many fake accounts as they have in Twitter. It’s crazy to me that there are people who take time off the day just to take their time creating fake accounts on Instagram Y Twitter and all that”.
Errol (26-0, 21 KO’s) will fight for the first time since his accident when defending his WBC and IBF welterweight crowns against Danny Garcia (36-2, 21 KO’s) tomorrow night, in a fight that will be broadcast on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.