Deontay Wilder is a professional boxer from the United States of America who aspired to be a basketball player before becoming a boxer. Deontay Wilder is the WBC heavyweight champion.
|Celebrated Name:||Deontay Wilder|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Deontay Leshun Wilder|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Birth Date:||22 October 1985|
|Birth Place:||Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Jessica Scales-Wilder (Ex)|
|Children:||Yes (Deontay Wilder Jr., Ava Wilder, Dereon Wilder, Naieya Wilder)|
|Profession:||American professional boxer|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$40 million|
Deontay Wilder Biography
Deontay Leshun Wilder was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on October 22, 1985. Gary Wilder is his father, and Deborah Wilder is his mother.
Deontay Wilder graduated from Central High School in his hometown. He wanted to attend the University of Alabama and play for their American football or basketball teams, but due to his daughter’s birth and health issues, he had to study at Shelton State Community College.
Deontay Wilder Age, Height, Weight
Deontay Wilder was born on October 22, 1985, and is 36 years old as of 2022. His height is 2.01 meters and his weight is 96 kilograms.
Deontay Wilder began his boxing career at the age of 19 at the Skyy Boxing Gym, where Jay Deas trained him. He was the national amateur boxing heavyweight champion as well as the national Golden Gloves heavyweight champion in 2007. Deontay Wilder competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, defeating Moroccan heavyweight amateur boxer Mohamed Arjaoui and Algerian boxer Abdelaziz Touilbini, but losing to Italian boxer Clemente Russo.
Deontay Wilder defeated Ethan Cox in his first professional boxing match in 2008 at the Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium. He won 25 consecutive fights between 2009 and 2012. Deontay Wilder defeated Kelvin Price to win his first professional title at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
Deontay Wilder’s most notable fights were in 2013 in the United Kingdom against British former professional boxer Audley Harrison and the same year at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino against Belarusian former professional boxer Siarhei Liakhovich. Deontay Wilder had three notable fights in 2014, against American professional boxer Malik Scott at the Coliseo Rubén Rodrguez indoor arena, against Jason Gavern at the StubHub Center, and against Haitian-Canadian professional boxer Bermane Stiverne at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Deontay Wilder has never lost in his professional career. He has 39 professional wins, 38 of which were by knockout and one by decision.
Deontay Wilder’s Achievements And Awards
Deontay Wilder has no awards nominations or wins. His professional boxing record is now 39-0, which is a huge career accomplishment for him. Deontay Wilder won the World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas heavyweight title, and he currently holds the WBC heavyweight world champion’s title, which he has held for more than 1000 days. Deontay Wilder successfully defended his WBC heavyweight world title six times.
Deontay Wilder’s Net Worth In 2022
Deontay Wilder’s net worth is estimated to be more than $40 million as of July 2022. He made his fortune as a professional boxer who won a number of high-profile fights. Deontay Wilder earned $1 million for his fight against Bermane Stiverne, and $1.4 million for his fight against Chris Arreola, in which he defeated his world champion. Deontay Wilder won $7 million in court in 2017 as a result of his canceled fight against Alexander Povetkin.
Deontay Wilder is currently regarded as one of the best professional boxers in the world. Although he initially desired to play basketball or American football, boxing appears to be working out well for him. Deontay Wilder has defeated the WBC heavyweight world champion six times, giving him a professional boxing record of 39-0. Deontay Wilder is married to Jessica Scales-Wilder, they have four children, and they live together happily.
Deontay Wilder Wife, Marriage
In 2009, Deontay Wilder married Jessica Scales-Wilder. Deontay and Jessica had two daughters, Ava Wilder and Naieya Wilder, as well as Deontay Wilder Jr. and Dereon Wilder.