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An American Deontay Wilder is a professional boxer who is winning the title of ‘World Boxing Council’ (WBC) heavyweight since 2015. He is considered to be one of the longest-reigning world heavyweight champions. Currently, he is ranked second among the world’s best active heavyweight boxers. As an amateur boxer, he won the bronze medal at the 2008 ‘Summer Olympics’ which earned him the nickname “The Bronze Bomber.”
By the time Wilder entered the boxing arena, he was a husband and a father too. Initially, Deontay wanted to become a professional footballer or basketball player. When his daughter was born with a congenital disease, it forced him to concentrate on his boxing career as a lucrative option.
In no time, he became a successful boxer in three years. He is known to have finished most of his matches inside the distance. To date, he has won 98% of knockout matches and has earned the first title in professional boxing when he defeated Kelvin Price in a match in Los Angeles.
Deontay defeated an undefeated player till then and rose to fame with the win. For two consecutive years, he has been winning the ‘Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year’.
Height / Weight / Age
Deontay Wilder has a towering height of 201 cm or 6’7” feet inches. As a boxer he is heavyweight and he weighs 96 kg and 212 lbs. He will turn 37 years old. He has a large brown color set of eyes and black spooky hair but mostly he is bald.
He has a muscular physique with a body measurement of 46 inches chest, 37 inches waist, and 38 waist hips whereas his biceps size is 18 inches. He has tattoos all over his chest, arms, shoulder, hand, and back.
According to the sources, Deontay Wilder’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million US dollars approximately.
Education / Family
He was born Deontay Leshun Wilder on October 22, 1985, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was born to Gary Wilder and Deborah Wilder of African-American descent. He attended ‘Tuscaloosa Central High School’ for his basic education.
He has a brother named Marsellos Wilder. In childhood, he aspired to become a football or basketball player and wanted to play for the ‘Alabama Crimson Tide,’ a team from his hometown.
|Real name||Deontay Leshun Wild|
|Birth Place||Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States|
|Date Of Birth||October 22, 1985|
|Height||In centimeters – 201 cm
In feet inches – 6’7”
|Weight||In kilograms – 96 kg
In pounds – 211.6 lbs
|School||Tuscaloosa Central High School|
|College||Shelton State Community College|
|Home Town||Alabama, United States|
|Fathers Name||Gary Wilder|
|Mothers Name||Deborah Wilder
Career / Fashion And Style
In 2005, Deontay Wilder started his amateur boxing career and joined the ‘Skyy Boxing Gym’ in Northport, Alabama. In 2007, he entered the ‘National Golden Gloves’ competition where he defeated David Thompson and the world champion, Isiah Thomas.
He also participated in the ‘US Amateur Boxing Championship’ and won the championship by defeating James Zimmerman from California. In 2008, he recorded his career-best score by defeating Rakhim Chakhiyev from Russia who was the silver medalist in the world championship.
Wilder qualified for the 2008 ‘Summer Olympics’ where he competed in the heavyweight category and defeated Abdelaziz Touilbini of Algeria and Mohamed Arjaoui of Morocco. Unfortunately, in the semi-finals, he had lost to Clemente Russo of Italy and became the bronze medalist.
In 2015, he fought his first defense of the ‘WBC’ heavyweight title in Alabama and selected Mexican–American boxer, Eric Molina, as his opponent. In 2016, he fought against Chris Arreola who was a former two-time world title challenger, after eight rounds Deontay was announced as a winner.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
As he got married at an early age which had put domestic responsibilities on his shoulders, he had to quit his desire. After the birth of a daughter who suffered from spinal defects, Wilder had to do many odd jobs to support his family. He also worked as a driver for the ‘Greene Beverage Company.’ He gave up his academic dreams and chose boxing as a means of earning money.
|Wife||Jessica Scales-Wilder (ex-wife)
|Children||Son – Deontay Wilder Jr, Dereon Wilder
Daughter – Ava Wilder, Naieya Wilder
Some Interesting Facts About Deontay Wilder
- When Deontay started amateur boxing, he was trained under Jay Deas.
- In 2014, he secured the third place in the world rankings.
- When he was 19 years old, he became a father for the first time and was blessed with a daughter. His daughter was born with spina bifida, in which the backbone is deformed.
- He got separated from his first wife Jessica Scales and currently is engaged to Telli Swift.