For Ring Announcer David Diamante, His Fight Starts Now

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Sports Illustrated

By Chris Mannix A harrowing motorcycle accident almost left him paralyzed, but the popular boxing voice wants people to know that he will bounce back. View the original article to see embedded media. David Diamante is choking back tears. If we’re being honest … at times, I was too. It’s Sunday, and Diamante is calling from a hospital bed at NYU Langone Health in New York. A heart monitor beeps in the background. A nurse interrupts the call to check his vitals. An orderly drops by to take his lunch order. A week earlier, Diamante was in Manchester, England, working as the ring announcer for Jos…

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