Deontay Wilder (born October 22, 1985) is an American Professional Boxer from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He has held the “World Boxing Council” (WBC) heavyweight title since 2015. Furthermore, the 33-year-old boxer is popular for being one of the longest-reigning world heavyweight champions.
Wilder started his amateur boxing career in October 2005. Moreover, he joined “Skyy Boxing Gym” in Northport, Alabama. Deontay trained under Jay Deas. In 2007, he defeated the world champion named “Isiah Thomas”.
Later, Wilder registered his career-best score by defeating Rakhim Chakhiyev in 2008. During Summer Olympics, the boxer was able to win the bronze medal. Deontay made his debut in professional boxing on November 15, 2008. Wilder fought at the Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium in Tennessee.
Moreover, in 2012, the boxer won his first professional boxing title. He defeated Kelvin Price at the “Memorial Sports Arena” in Los Angeles. On January 17, 2015, he fought the defending champion, Bermane Stiverne. The fight was held at the “MGM Grand Garden Arena” in Las Vegas. Wilder won the ‘WBC’ heavyweight title after defeating Stiverne.
Recently, Deontay challenged Tyson Fury (British Professional Boxer) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Both the champions held an impressive record. The match will be held on this Saturday i.e. December 1, 2018.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
The professional boxer was born on 22nd October 1985 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Therefore, Deontay Wilder’s age is 33 years old, as of 2018. The boxer’s father name is Gary Wilder and his mother name is Deborah Wilder.
Furthermore, he attended Tuscaloosa Central High School and passed the school in 2004. Later, Deontay graduated from the Shelton State Community College. The boxer belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.
During his school, Wilder wanted to become a basketball player because of his impressive height 6 Feet 6 Inches (201 centimeters).
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend & Children
During high school, Wilder started his relationship with girlfriend “Helen”. When he was just 19-year-old, his partner gave birth to their daughter “Naieya Wilder”. However, his baby girl was born with spina bifida.
Later, she has undergone various surgeries and now Naieya is absolutely normal. Furthermore, the couple later broke up due to some personal reasons. The boxer then married his wife named “Jessica Scales-Wilder” in 2009.
Jessica gave birth to their three children. Firstly, they welcomed their daughter daughterAva and then two sons, Deontay Jr., and Dereon Wilder. Moreover, their marriage later ended in divorce.
Currently, Deontay is engaged to his fiancee “Telli Swift” (American model and TV personality). They started their affair in 2017. The couple welcomed their first child “Kaorii Lee Wilder” in March 2018.
|Full Birth Name||Deontay Leshun Wilder.|
|Nick name||The Bronze Bomber.|
|Age (As of 2018)||33 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||October 22, 1985.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Libra.|
|Current Residence||Alabama, United States.|
|Awards||Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year.|
|Famous For||holding the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title since 2015.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 6".
Centimeters: 201 cm.
Meters: 2.01 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 103 Kg.
Pounds: 227 lbs.
|Biceps Size||15 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||42-34-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||12.|
|Tattoos details?||All over his body.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Gary Wilder.
Mother: Deborah Wilder.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||1. Jessica Scales-Wilder.
|Wife/Spouse Name||Jessica Scales-Wilder (ex-wife).|
|Children||Daughter: 1. Naieya Wilder.
2. Ava Wilder.
3. Kaorii Lee Wilder.
Son: 1. Dereon Wilder.
2. Dereon Jr. Wilder.
|School||Tuscaloosa Central High School.|
|Alma Mater||Shelton State Community College.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Mark Wahlberg.
Actress: Halle Berry.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Hawaii.|
|Favorite Color||Blue and Black.|
|Love to do||Working out in the gym and Playing video games.|
|Favorite Dishes||Mexican Food.|
|Net Asset (Approx.)||$16 Million US dollars (As of 2018).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||NA.|
|Official Website||Not Found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Deontay Wilder
- In 2007, he won the US Amateur Boxing Championship by defeating Quantis Grave.
- Wilder also won the Olympic Games trials in 21 bouts by defeating Graves.
- Furthermore, the Golden Boy Promotions declared a fight between Wilder and Audley Harrison (a former Olympic gold medalist) in April 2013.
- In fact, Deontay knocked out Harrison in the first round. After the fight, Harrison announced his retirement.
- Money Factor: The estimated Net worth of Deontay Wilder is $16 million US Dollars, as of 2018.
- During an interview, he told that he started professional boxing to provide money for the treatment of his daughter.
- The 33-year-old boxer also recognized by the nickname “The Bronze Bomber”.