Boxing Ring Announcer David Diamante Critically Injured After Motorcycle Accident In New York

Boxing ring announcer David Diamante will have to “learn to walk again” after a critical motorcycle accident on Monday, multiple reports said.

Diamante, also known as “the voice of boxing,” was riding on Third Avenue in Brooklyn under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway before being rushed to NYU Langone Health in critical condition. The 50-year-old is suffering from three fractures to his spine, multiple broken ribs and serious damage to his right knee.

On Tuesday, the announcer underwent five hours of surgery. Nine screws, multiple rods and cadaver parts were inserted into his spine.

“It’s going to be a tough road. It’s a bad injury and getting better will take some time. This will be a struggle,” Diamante said.

Diamante is known for his distinctive hairstyle and catchphrase, “The fight starts now.”

He has worked a number of MMA and Muay Thai over the last 15 years. In 2018, he signed a deal with Matchroom to announce fights for DAZN and Sky Sports.

“I’ll have to learn to walk again, and right now there’s a risk of complications. But I have a positive attitude and will be back as soon as possible.”

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