David Diamante critically injured in motorcycle accident
Popular boxing ring announcer David Diamante is reportedly recovering after a motorcycle accident on Monday that left him critically injured
Popular boxing ring announcer and heir-apparent to the Michael Buffer mantle, David Diamante has been critically injured in a motorcycle accident. He was riding his Triumph motorcycle on Third Avenue in Brooklyn on Monday when he was involved in a horrific accident that left him with broken ribs and a fractured spine.
The 50-year-old also suffered damage to his knee and reported that he would “have to learn to walk again”. Following the accident, he was reportedly rushed into emergency surgery for five hours, where doctors inserted multiple steel rods into his spine.
As reported by BoxingScene, Diamante said, “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. 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.”
Some of the largest names in the boxing world have sent their best wishes to Diamante following the reports. Eddie Hearn, Matthew Hatton and fellow ring announcer Michael Buffer passed on their best wishes, with Buffer saying on Twitter he had contacted Diamante and he is remaining positive.
Diamante has worked on a number of high-profile boxing, MMA and Muay Thai events over the last 15 years, signing a deal with Matchroom back in 2018 to announce fights for the organisation on DAZN and Sky Sports.
Along with all of the boxing world, we here at AS English wish David a speedy and full recovery. To pinch his tagline, “The fight starts now!”