Danny Valdivia

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Ring announcer Danny Valdivia passed away December 9, 2009. His family said he suddenly collapsed and could not be resuscitated. The well-known emcee had undergone heart surgery in the past, according to his family. He was 75.

In Southern California, Danny Valdivia was a recognizable face, a mainstay at various live boxing shows, awards banquets and charity functions.

He was also honored many times throughout the years for his contributions to the sport. Valdivia spent over 40 successful decades in the center of the ring, working in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, Michigan, Mexico, just to name a few of the locations where his vocal talents were showcased on the canvas. Danny also worked with Spanish stations Univision, Telemundo and Galavision.

Appreciated by his peers, he was a California Boxing Hall of Fame inductee and a “Battle of the Ballroom” Hall of Famer (he was their very first announcer 25 years ago).