Deontay Leshun Wilder was born on October 22, 1985. He is a professional boxer. He is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is the WBC heavyweight titleholder and has been since 2015.
He started boxing later than most. He was about 20-years-old when he wanted to try out boxing. He was in the Olympics in 2008 and won a bronze medal. His nickname is the “Bronze Bomber.”
Every opponent that he has faced, he has knocked them out. There is one exception to this, Wilder, never knocked out Tyson Fury. Deontay has an incredible knockout-to-win ratio, standing at 94%. Wilder has had 20 knockouts in the first round of fighting.
Deontay Wilder has a tremendous amount of punching power. He has won the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year awards in 2016 and 2017.
As of now, Wilder is ranked the 2nd best active heavyweight, This honor was voted on by BoxRec, The Ring magazine, and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Deontay Wilder Boxing Career
Deontay Wilder dropped out of college and decided that he wanted to try boxing. He had always wanted to play football for the Crimson Tide.
Wilder began boxing in 2005. He had a pair of Golden Gloves and Unites States championships in 2007. During the Olympic trials, he beat Quantis Graves twice and he won the trials. In 2008, he scored a career-best win by beating Rakhim Chakhiyev in Russia.
On February 29, 2008, he fought in the Russia-USA dual match and was knocked out by Evgenyi Romanov. This was the last time Wilder was knocked out. Wilder had an amateur record of 30-5.
Wilder’s professional boxing career record is out of 43 fights, he has 41 wins by knockout and 0 losses. He has 1 win by decision and 0 by decision losses. Wilder has 1 draw in his career.
Wilder won his first heavyweight title in January 2105.
The 44th fight will come when Wilder and Tyson Fury go at it again on February 22, 2020. The last time these two met was December 1, 2018.
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Deontay has a beautiful mansion in Alabama. He does not have a lot of bling everywhere or anything like that. In fact, his mansion is very nice and well kept, but it is not anything that is too over the top and gaudy.
Wilder has a huge gun collection at his home, and he loves shooting them. One of his favorites is a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol. He loves spending time at home and with his family.
Wilder’s family includes his father, Gary Wilder, his mother, who is Deborah Wilder, and his brother, Marsellos Wilder. He has a son named Deontay Wilder Jr., another son named Dereon Wilder, and his daughter, Ava Wilder.
One of the main reasons that Wilder turned into boxing as a career was to help his daughter, who has spina bifida. This is a birth defect in the spinal cord. This was his way to make extra money.
His life is devoted to his daughter. He worked many jobs to afford the medical care she needed. When it was not enough, that’s when his boxing skills landed him where he is today.
His mother discussed how Wilder has brought hope into the black communities in Alabama as well. Everyone is extremely proud of him back home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Wilder Net Worth
For 2019, Deontay Wilder’s net worth has been reported at $30 million.
Deontay Wilder Next Fight
Wilder’s next fight will be on February 22, 2020. He will go up against Tyson Fury. This is going to be an awesome rematch and the excitement is going to be huge for this rematch.