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Deontay Wilder Bio:  

Deontay Wilder is an American boxer from the United States who was awarded WBC heavyweight title in 2015. Becoming the first American in nine years to hold the world heavyweight champion title.

In his 9 years of career, he has been awarded many titles and has done many endorsements for different companies. Including for the authentic boxing company EvertLast. Also as an amateur, he has won many awards in different categories of boxing including the bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Height and Age:  

His height is 6 ft 7 in (201 cm), and he is 34 years old, being born on October 22, 1985. He has a younger brother who is also a boxer. His father was a preacher, so he and his younger brother were given religious education. Although he never had a firm belief in these things and this is the reason he started his career in boxing at the age of 20.

Date of BirthOctober 22, 1985
Place of Birth (Born)Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Turned Professional2008
Height7 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Salary Contract$1.5 million
Net Worth$30 million
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He attended Tuscaloosa Central High School, and his dream was to become a professional boxer. But due to some reasons, he left his studies and adopted the boxing career so that he can earn for his family.


Wilder is known as “The Bronze Bomber” which was taken from Joe Louis who was nicknamed “The Brown Bomber”. He started his amateur boxing career in 2005, turning professional in 2008 and was awarded the title of a heavyweight in 2015. And is known for his punching power.

As compared to other boxes, he started his journey at the age of 20. By 2007 he wins two different championships National Golden Gloves and the US championships.

The total bouts of his career in 2019 are around 42. He has competed with many boxes and is maintaining the title of heavyweight champion for 9 years.

Personal Life:

Wilder has been married to several ladies and has 8 children. Wilder’s first child was from his girlfriend, Helen Duncan. On the other hand, his first child was a daughter who was born in 2005 being diagnosed with spina bifida.

Furthermore, he was married to Jessica Scales-Wilder in 2009 and had two daughters and one son. But due to some personal issues, they got divorced. Nowadays, he is dating Telli Swift and has a child with her.

Net Worth:  

Forbes reported his net worth of $30 million. In 2017 his net worth estimated net worth was around $10 million, but after winning different competitions and sponsors.

Top Career Fights:  

In this career, he has done 42 fights and out of which he has won 41. He is well-known for his punching power, and his win rate is around 98%. Although he has been known for many different moves, his punching power is still key.

On November 4, 2017, he defeated Bermane Stiverne in the first round. Also, the second-best fight of his career was with Luis Ortiz, where he defends his title. This match went till 10 rounds and was known as the best fight in the history of Deontay’s career.

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