David Diamante Biography and Wiki
David Diamante is a popular American award-winning ring announcer. Diamante is majorly known for his catchphrase “The fight starts now!”, and his distinctive announcing style in which he repeats each fighter’s last name and his long locks. Diamante has been coined “The Voice of Boxing” by BBC Sports. Moreover, Diamante is an owner of a cigar lounge in Brooklyn, New York.
David began announcing boxing matches in New York City for USA Metro Boxing and the New York Golden Gloves. Since then, Diamante has announced numerous events on HBO, ESPN, Showtime, DAZN, Fox Sports, NBC, CBS, and Sky Sports. Moreover, he has announced various MMA and Muay Thai events, including the first legally sanctioned MMA show in New York City in May 2013. In 2018, David signed an exclusive deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing with broadcasts appearing on DAZN and Sky Sports.
Far from announcing boxing, Diamante was selected by Jay-Z and Nets management to become the official voice of the re-named NBA franchise, the Brooklyn Nets. Additionally, Diamante has been recognized as the 2015 Ring Announcer of the Year by Ring 8, The Veteran’s Boxing Association of New York.
David Diamante Age and Birthday
Diamante was born on November 8, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. David is 51 years old and will be celebrating his 52nd birthday on November 8, 2023.
David Diamante Nationality
Diamante is of American nationality and citizenship. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
David Diamante Height and Dreadlocks
Diamante stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m). He is also popularly known for his long locks which he said he stopped cutting his hair in 1988 when he was a senior in high school. “There was a change in my life, and it felt right, and I just stopped cutting it,” he said.
David Diamante Parents
The renowned American boxing ring announcer was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America to lovely American parents. However, he has not yet disclosed his parent’s identities.
David Diamante Wife
Diamante is quite a secretive man when it comes to personal affairs. Therefore, it is not known whether he is married, engaged, or not. However, this information will be updated as soon as he discloses any information regarding his relationship status.
David Diamante Salary
Diamante is currently earning a match fee of $3,000 while for the main PPV fights, he earns $50,000 as a match fee adding up to an annual income of $500,000.
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David Diamante Net Worth
Diamante is a well-known American ring announcer with an estimated net worth of about $8 million as of 2023.
David Diamante Motorcycle Accident
Unfortunately, Diamante was involved in a terrible motorcycle accident in Sunset Park along Third Avenue in Brooklyn, New York in 2017. He suffered spine fractures, some broken ribs, and a major damaged right knee, according to reports. He was admitted to NYU Langone health and underwent a five-hour procedure. Following the procedure, an intense recovery process started. Thank God, Diamante was out of danger and recovered from the injury.