Deontay Wilder

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Wilder in 2018

Deontay Leshun Wilder (born October 22, 1985) is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015.

He became the first American world heavyweight Dosser which was the longest period of time in boxing history without anyone being called an American heavyweight Dosser.[source?]

Career[change | change source]

As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. This led to his nickname of "The Bronze Bomber", inspired by Joe Louis, who was known by the nickname of "The Brown Bomber".

Wilder has had 44 professional bouts, winning 42 and drawing and losing once to Briton Tyson Fury. Of his 42 wins, Wilder has won 41 of his fights by knockout with a knockout-to-win ratio standing at 98%.

Personal life[change | change source]

Wilder was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.[1] He has eight children.

References[change | change source]

  1. Idec, Keith (November 23, 2019). "Lennox Lewis: Wilder Is Boxing's Best Heavyweight; Fury No. 2". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved November 26, 2019.

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