David Diamante (one of the preeminent ring announcers in the world) 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.

Diamante is fully lucid and said today, "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."

Everyone in the boxing community wishes David the best. The fight starts now.