Boxing announcer David Diamante badly injured in motorcycle crash

BOXING announcer David Diamante has been critically injured in a horror motorcycle crash.

The 50-year-old has been left with three spinal fractures and ‘learning to walk againafter being involved in an accident on Third Avenue in Brooklyn.

David Diamante is well known to boxing fans across the world

David Diamante is well known to boxing fans across the worldCrédit: AP:Presse associée

In addition to his back injuries, Diamante also suffered multiple broken ribs and damage to his right knee.

He was immediately rushed to NYU Langone Health for urgent treatment.

Diamante underwent five hours of surgery after his admission, having nine screws, multiple rods, and cadaver parts placed in his spine.

Despite the nature of his injuries, Diamante remains in a ‘positivestate of mind.

Il a dit BoxeScène: “”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.

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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 has worked on numerous boxe events over the past 15 années, in addition to MMA and Muy Thai.

Dans 2018 he signed a deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom to announce events on DAZN et Sky Sports.

Diamante’s catchphrase is ‘the fight starts now’.

He is also well known to basketball fans in the US, having been the ring announcer for the Brooklyn Nets for six seasons.

The dreadlocked star announced the 2016 All-Star game.

Diamante has featured in a number of feature-length films, including Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, 50 Cent and Rachel McAdams.

Diamante is synonymous with boxing as well as Brooklyn Nets basketball

Diamante is synonymous with boxing as well as Brooklyn Nets basketballCrédit: Reuters