Deontay Wilder is a popular name in the world of American Professional Boxing. In the recent days Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz has been a hot topic for the boxing fans. In this post we will be unfolding the life of “The Bronze Bomber” and will also have a look upon his amazing journey in becoming a champion in the American Professional Boxing.
Early Life and Career
Deontay Leshun Wilder, an American professional boxer who was born on October 22, 1985 at Alabama, U.S. Wilder graduated from Tuscaloosa Central High School in the year 2004 and had a dream to play football or basketball for his hometown Alabama Crimson Tide but circumstances forced him to attend the Shelton State Community College which eventually made him focus on a boxing career. Wilder made his debut in at the age of 23 on November 15 in the year 2008 in Nashville at the Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium. In the fight between Wilder vs Ethan Cox, Deontay Wilder exhibited his amazing skills of boxing and as a resut he knocked out Ethan in the 2nd round itself. In the year 2009, Wilder fought several times and used to win all his fights in round 1 itself. After that he had several fights with different boxers like Owen Beck, DeAndrey Abron etc. On December 15,2012 Wider won his 1st title in professional boxing after he knocked out the undefeated Kelvin Price at Memorial Sports Arena situated in Los Angeles.
Famous Fights and the Rise of the Champion
The WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder has fought against several opponents to reach to a level which he is at right now. Here are list of some of his famous fights such as Wilder vs Stiverne, Wilder vs. Molina, Wilder vs. Duhaupas, Wilder vs Szpilka, Wilder vs Arreola, Wilder vs Washington, Wilder vs Ortiz and many more.
Professional Boxing Records
Deontay Leshun Wilder is holding the WBC heavyweight title since the year 2015 and in the quest of becoming a champion he accomplished the privilege of becoming the first American World Heavy Weight Champion in 9 years. Deontay has an amazing set of achievements in the field of professional boxing. Deontay has fought 42 times in which he has won 40 times by knockout and 1 match was a draw as a decision. In the 2007 AIBA World Boxing Championships Deontay lost to Krzysztof Zimnoch with a score of 20-23 on October 24, 2007. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, Deontay has defeated Abdelaziz Toulbini with a score of 10-4, he also defeated Mohamed Arjaoui with a score of 10+-10 and lost to Clemente Russo with a score of 1:7.
Wilder is having 8 children. He is having his 1st child who was born in 2005 named as Naieya Wilder. He also has two daughter and one son from his 2nd wife who he later on divorced. Currently, Wilder is engagged to Telli Swift and also has a child with her. His younger brother is also a professional boxer and is currently fighting in the cruiseweight division.
FUN FACTS about Wilder
The fans must be interested to know about the facts related to the life of Wilder. So, here we present you some facts from Wilder’s life.
1. Deontay Wilder has worked into 4 jobs while he was an amateur boxer
2. Wilder is an olympic medal winner and turned professional after olympics
3. Wilder initialy had no interest towards boxing infact he wanted to play basketekball or football during his high school days
4. Wilder has won the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the year 2 times in his career
5. He lost the fight only once when he fought against Tyson Fury
6. He has a record to last his fighs maximum upto 3 rounds as an average
7. Wilder turned his high school into gym while it shut down
8. Wilder is destined to become something special as always said by his grand mother
9. Wilder’s brother is also a boxer
10. Wilder is nicknamed as The Bronze Bomber
Wilder is ranked as world’s best active heavy weight by BoxRec in May 2019. He was also ranked as 3rd by the Transational Bioxing Rankings Board and by the Ring Magazine.
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