Facts of Deontay Leshun Wilder
|Full Name:||Deontay Leshun Wilder|
|Age:||35 years 6 months|
|Birth Date:||October 22, 1985|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Gemini|
|Birth Place:||Tuscaloosa, Alabama.|
|Marital Status:||In Relation|
|Education:||Tuscaloosa Central High School|
|Height / How tall? :||6 feet 7 inches (2.01m)|
|Net Worth:||$30.5 million|
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Deontay Wilder is an American professional boxer. He has been the leader in the ‘World Boxing Council’ (WBC) heavyweight title since 2015.
Wilder is currently ranked as the world’s second-best active heavyweight boxer. He won the ‘Olympic Games’ trials in 21 bouts, by defeating Quantis Graves.
- 1 What is Deonaty Wilder Famous For?
- 2 Deontay Wilder: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity
- 3 Education Details
- 4 All About Deontay Wilder’s Career
- 5 Early Responsibilities
- 6 Deontay Wilder: Net Worth, Salary
- 7 Is Deontay Wilder married? Wife, Children, Marriage
- 8 Deontay Wilder: Height, Weight, Eye Color
- 9 Is Deontay Wilder active on social media?
- 10 Did You Know?
What is Deonaty Wilder Famous For?
- Is an American professional boxer
- Winner of Olympic Games trials in 21 bouts
Deontay Wilder: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity
Deontay Wilder was born Deontay Leshun Wilder on October 22, 1985, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Not much is known about his family or childhood. He has a brother named Marsellos Wilder. Deontay holds American citizenship and is of African-American descent.
For education, he graduated from the ‘Tuscaloosa Central High School’ in 2004. He had a dream to be a professional footballer or a basketball player. Also, he had a desire to play for the ‘Alabama Crimson Tide,’ a team from his hometown.
All About Deontay Wilder’s Career
In October 2005, he debuted his amateur boxing career when he joined ‘Skyy Boxing Gym’ in Northport, Alabama under Jay Deas. In 2007, Wilder entered the ‘National Golden Gloves’ competition and defeated David Thompson and the world champion, Isiah Thomas.
He went to participate in the ‘US Amateur Boxing Championship’ and defeated Quantis Graves. He won the championship by defeating James Zimmerman from California and also won the ‘Olympic Games’ trials in 21 bouts, by defeating Quantis Graves.
In 2008, he made a record of his career-best score by defeating Rakhim Chakhiyev from Russia who was the silver medalist in the world championship.
After the fight, he got qualified for the 2008 ‘Summer Olympics’ and competed in the heavyweight category and also defeated Abdelaziz Touilbini of Algeria and Mohamed Arjaoui of Morocco.
Unfortunately, in the semi-finals, Wilder lost to Clemente Russo of Italy and became the bronze medalist.
Similarly, on November 15, 2008, Wilder made his debut in professional boxing, at the ‘Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium’ in Tennessee and knocked out Ethan Cox in the second round.
Moreover, by October 2012, Wilder had won 25 matches, and most of them were won within four rounds.
Furthermore, defended his title against Polish boxer Artur Szpilka in December 2015. During the first three rounds, Szpilka had the upper hand but Wilder refused to give up. In the ninth round, Szpilka changed his strategy which Wilder sensed and landed a powerful punch, which ultimately led to Szpilka being hospitalized. However, later, Wilder apologized publicly after the fight.
Similarly, in July 2016, Wilder fought Chris Arreola, a former two-time world title challenger. Wilder dominated the fight and was announced the winner after eight rounds. During the fight, Wilder’s right hand was broken and his biceps were torn. He had to undergo two surgeries to repair his injuries.
Likewise, in October 2017, the ‘WBC’ ordered Wilder to fight the mandatory challenger, Bermane Stiverne. Similarly, he fought against Tyson Fury on February 22, 2020, which resulted in a draw.
However, his early marriage restricted his desires and put domestic responsibilities on his shoulders. Also, her daughter suffered from spinal defects, and Wilder took up many jobs to support his family.
In order to financially support his family, he worked as a driver for the ‘Greene Beverage Company’ and also left his education.
Deontay Wilder: Net Worth, Salary
He has an estimated net worth of around $30.5 million. He has made $30m in winnings and $500,000 in endorsements during his successful career so far. Also, in his last match against Tyson Fury, he grabbed $4 million and also received $10 million from the PPV sales.
Is Deontay Wilder married? Wife, Children, Marriage
In 2009, Deontay Wilder married Jessica Scales. The couple was blessed with two sons and two daughters(Ava Wilder and Naieya Wilder). At the age of 19, he became a father. Also, his daughter Naieya was born with spina bifida, a condition in which the backbone is deformed. Then, Wilder took up boxing to provide money for the treatment of his daughter. Later, Wilder and Scales parted ways.
Wilder is currently engaged to Telli Swift. A baby was born to the couple in February 2018.
Deontay Wilder: Height, Weight, Eye Color
He has a height of 6 ft. 7 inches and weighs 96 kg. Also, Wilder has brown eyes and black hair.
He has 2.9 million followers on Instagram, 670k followers on Facebook and around 690k followers on Twitter.
Did You Know?
- His nickname is Bronze Bomber.
- He won the bronze medal at the Olympics.