Deontay Wilder wiki, Deontay Wilder Biography
Deontay Wilder wiki: He is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015, and in doing so became the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics. This led to his nickname of “The Bronze Bomber”, which Wilder coined after Joe Louis, who was known by the nickname of “The Brown Bomber”.
|Real name||Deontay Leshun Wilder|
|Nickname(s)||The Bronze Bomber|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Reach||83 in (211 cm)|
|Born||October 22, 1985
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
Wilder has two daughters and two sons with Jessica Scales-Wilder, whom he married in 2009 and later divorced. Wilder is currently engaged to and has a child with Telli Swift and has been featured on the reality television show, WAGS Atlanta. He graduated from Tuscaloosa Central High School in 2004 and dreamed of playing football (wide receiver) or basketball (forward) for his hometown Alabama Crimson Tide, but the birth of his daughter, who has spina bifida, and grade issues forced him to attend nearby Shelton State Community College and to focus on a boxing career.
Deontay’s younger brother Marsellos Wilder is also a professional boxer and currently fights in the cruiserweight division.
Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight championship against former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on Saturday, Dec. 1. It will undoubtedly be one of the biggest boxing matches of the year and one of the most anticipated heavyweight showdowns in recent memory. With a fight of this magnitude, hardcore and casual fight fans will be looking to purchase the bout for their viewing pleasure.
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