Deontay Wilder Biography

( 1985 - )
May 15, 2019
First published on:November 20, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Deontay Wilder

Date of Birth: 1985, October 22
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name Deontay Leshun Wilder
Birth Place Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Famous Name The Bronze Bomber
Father Gary Wilder
Mother Deborah Wilder
Net Worth $16 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black

Deontay Wilder is an American professional boxer who has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015. Since the start of his professional career, he has held an overwhelming record of 40 wins and 0 loss.

Wilder has ended all but one of his fights with Knock out and has an impressive 98% ratio of knockout-to-win. He is one of the heavy hitters in the boxing world and can be the next big thing in the sport.

Deontay Wilder Net worth is 2019; How much does he Earn?

An undefeated 40-fight win streak, Wilder has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of 2019. He has yet to lose a fight since making his professional debut which means that he has earned all the prize money with the win from the fights that he has been involved with. 

Wilder reportedly made $2.5 million from two fights against Luis Ortiz and Bermane Stiverne. The WBC heavyweight champion took home $4 million from his last bout against Tyson Fury. He reportedly received $10 million from the PPV sales.

One of his highest paid fights in the past was against Artur Szpilka for which he took home a cool $1.5 million.

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As someone who is earning millions from most of his fights, Wilder loves to spend things on jewelry. He loves accessories and gold chains and necklaces have been something that the boxer has always never been afraid to spend his money on.

Personal Life of Deontay Wilder; Is he Married?

Deontay Wilder married Jessica Scales-wilder back in 2009. The two were in a relationship together for a long time before taking their relationship to the next level by tying the marital knot together.

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Wilder's relationship with Jessica blessed him with four children, two daughters; Ava Wilder and Naieya Wilder, and two sons; Deontay Wilder Jr and Dereon Wilder. He is no longer together with his wife as the two have separated.

He is currently in a relationship with a girl named Telli Swift. He is engaged to Swift and also has a son with her who was born in February of 2018.

Early Life of Deontay Wilder

Deontay Leshun Wilder was born on October 22, 1985, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is the son of Gary and Deborah Wilder. Growing up he had a younger brother named Marsellos Wilder.

At the age of 20, Wilder joined the Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport and began training under Jay Deas. As an amateur, his record was of 30 wins and 5 loss. He qualified for the 2008 Olympics where he earned a bronze medal.

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Professional Life of Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder made his professional debut on November 15, 2008, facing against Ethan Cox at the Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium. He defeated Cox in the second round via knock out and made his professional debut with a win.

Wilder had defeated veterans like Owen Beck, DeAndrey Abron and Damon Reed by October of 2012 and maintained a 25-fight win streak. All of his fights were won by knockout.

Wilder faced against Kelvin price who also had an undefeated streak on December 15, 2012. He defeated Price in the third round with a right hand which knocked Price out of the fight.

With his win over Price, Wilder earned the WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title, making it his first professional boxing title.

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Deontay Wilder is one of the most dominating fighters in boxing. Since his professional debut, Wilder has fought in 40 fights and won all of them with 39 knockouts and only one via unanimous decision. His knockout-to-win ratio stands at 98% at present.

Canadian boxer Bermane Stiverne is the only one who was able to not get knocked out by Wilder.

In 2015, Wilder won the WBC heavyweight title defeating Stiverne and has held onto the title for three years straight.

In 2016 and 2017, he won the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year award. He is the 15th longest reigning world heavyweight champion of all time and as of March 2018, is ranked as the world's second-best active heavyweight boxers by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

After Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather, Deontay Wilder looks to be the next big American boxer. The boxer with a height of 6 feet 7 inches is scheduled to face Tyson Fury on his next fight on December 1, 2018.

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