Deontay Wilder is an American professional boxer who has held the ‘World Boxing Council’ (WBC) heavyweight title since 2015. Wilder is known as the one of the longest-reigning world heavyweight champions. Chiseled 6-foot-7-inch Deontay Wilder dropped out of college and turned to boxing in 2005 to support his daughter, who was born with spina bifida. He was a quick study, winning the U.S. Olympic trials in his 21st amateur fight and earning an Olympic bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games. After winning his first 32 professional bouts by knockout, Wilder capped his rapid ascent by capturing a share of the world heavyweight title in January 2015.
|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 (age 34) Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.|
|Wins by KO:||41|
Who is Deontay Wilder married to?
In 2009, the Tuscaloosa, Alabama native married the love of his life, Jessica Scales and together, they have three children – Ava, Dereon, and D.J. (Deontay Wilder Jr). According to reports, Wilder had his first daughter Naieya with his ex-girlfriend Helen as a teenager.
Deontay Wilder children
Amongst, the four children: Ava, Deontay Jr, Dereon, and Naieya, his eldest daughter Naieya was born with spina bifida – a case in which the backbone is deformed. The desperate father then took up boxing to provide money for the treatment of his daughter.
Who is Deontay Wilder girlfriend?
Deontay parted ways with his wife in 2017 following an affair with longtime girlfriend Telli Swift. Despite the divorce from his wife, Deontay is a loving father who cares for his children no matter the circumstances. After, the divorce with Jessica, the heavyweight champion got engaged to his WAGS Atlanta’s star girlfriend in 2018. Deontay’s fiance earlier had a son named Kerron with her ex-husband and later gave birth to a daughter with the boxer in March 2018.
How much is Deontay Wilder net worth?
Deontay Wilder net worth and career earnings: Deontay Wilder is an American heavyweight boxer who has a net worth of $30 million. Deontay Wilder was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on October 22, 1985.
Deontay Wilder next fight
Wilder’s next bout was supposed to come against Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury. In December 1, 2018 in front of 17,698 fans (including several Hollywood stars) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury fought to a split-decision draw in their epic SHOWTIME PPV. After a long waited Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury will face off in February after going toe-to-toe in one of the finest heavyweight bouts in recent history.