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Prominent Ring Announcer Diamante Seriously Injured In Monday Crash

Prominent Ring Announcer Diamante Seriously Injured In Monday Crash

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Prominent Ring Announcer Diamante Seriously Injured In Monday Crash

Melina Pizano- Matchroom Boxing USA

Prominent Ring Announcer Diamante Seriously Injured In Monday Crash

Awful news from earlier this week out New York, as prominent ring announcer and personality David Diamante was involved in a serious motorcycle crash in Brooklyn, NY, which left him in serious condition and facing a long recovery.

Boxingscene.com’s Thomas Hauser had more on the accident and comments from Diamante,

From Hauser’s article,

Diamante was involved in a serious motorcycle accident on Monday while riding on Third Avenue in Brooklyn beneath the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.

He was taken to NYU Langone Health in critical condition suffering from three fractures to his spine, multiple broken ribs, and serious damage to his right knee.

He underwent five hours of surgery on Tuesday during which nine screws, multiple rods, and cadaver parts were inserted in his spine…

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

Diamante had just worked, as the ring announcer for the Matchroom Boxing show in Manchester, England this past Saturday that featured Joseph Parker decisioning Derek Chisora over 12 rounds in their rematch. Diamante has been their most prominent voice in the ring over the past five years, including working most of Matchroom’s shows in Europe. He had traveled back to the U.S. on Sunday.

Diamante is known for his deep voice and for his signature ” From the four corners of the world to the four corners of this ring, the Fight starts now!” intro immediately before the fighters begin the action.

Diamante actually tweeted that slogan on Saturday night with a photo of himself in Manchester ring,

The iconic boxing ring voice of the last 40 years, Michael Buffer, also took to social media to mention that he had spoken with Diamante,

Eddie Hearn also wished Diamante a speedy recovery on Wednesday night,

We echo those sentiments and wish Diamante well in his upcoming recovery from his injuries.

A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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