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Deontay Wilder is a professional boxer from America. He is the one to hold the title of “World Boxing Council” since 2015. Deontay is one of the boxers to reign the title of “World Heavyweight Championship” for a longer time. He had also won a bronze medal in the “Summer Olympics” in 2008. Deontay has also received the title of “Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year” for two simultaneous years. 

Quick Info
Full NameDeontay Leshun Wilder
Date Of BirthOctober 22, 1985
Birth PlaceTuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Parent(s)Gary Wilder
Deborah Wilder
ProfessionAmerican Boxer
SpouseJessica Scales (2009-2017)
Telli Swift (2017-Present)
Age35 years
Height6 ft 7 in
Net WorthUS $30 million

Procrastination is one of the main reasons for not achieving the goals. Without proper determination and execution of the plans, one cannot fulfill the dreams. But sometimes the surrounding environment creates some hurdles that cannot be ignored.

Deontay Wilder

 Out of all the circumstances, responsibility also one of the main reasons. Sometimes the responsibility of a person becomes the wall towards their dream. One obviously can choose by prioritizing one for another. But somehow a pinch of sadness is always there. In most cases, a person chooses responsibility. And in the course of fulfilling it, they forget focusing on their dream. Most of the people also leave focusing on their dream again thinking about the age factor. 

But some people believe that their passion and determination is stronger than the age. This is what a person makes stand out of the crowd and make his name. Deontay Wilder is one of that charismatic person to choose dreams over his age. He tried his best to fulfill all his responsibilities before stepping for his dream. And it’s was the mystery of life that compelled him to pursue his passion to look after the family. Although he failed to become a basketball or footballer life allowed him to become a player. This proves the statement that if it is meant to happen, it will happen for sure.


Early Life

The birthplace of Deontay Wilder is Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He came into the world on 22nd October 1985. His papa’s name is Gary Wilder. His mom’s name is Deborah Wilder. There are not many details about the childhood of Deontay available. 



Deontay completed his high school at “Tuscaloosa Central High School.” He had a dream of becoming a basketball or a football player.

Deontay Wilder even used to work as a driver for the “Greene Beverage Company.” His daughter was suffering from spinal defects. This resulted in choosing a job that could help him cover all the expenses. Deontay found boxing a profession to fulfill his responsibility. And instead of choosing football or basketball, Deontay Wilder found devotion in another sport i.e. boxing. 

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Deontay started his boxing career after joining the “Sky Boxing Gym” in October 2005. Jay Deas trained him. He participated in the “National Golden Gloves” in 2007. He succeeded to gain victory over Isiah Thomas (world champion) and David Thompson in the tournament. 

Deontay Wilder also participated in the “US Amateur Boxing Championship” in the same year. He won the title with the victory over James Zimmerman. Deontay also won the trials of the “Olympic Games” who only did it with a total of “21 bouts.” Deontay fought Quantis Graves for the title.

Likewise, Deontay defeated silver medalist Rakhim Chakhiyev in 2008 which qualified Deontay for the “Summer Olympics” in the “heavyweight” category in 2008. Deontay Wilder received the bronze medal in the tournament when he lost in the semifinals against Clemente Russo. 

Moreover, Deontay professional started his boxing career at “Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium.” He succeeded to win all the seven matches in the first round in 2009. Deontay had established himself as a successful boxer till October 2012. He won all of the twenty-five matches. 

Deontay earned his first boxing title fighting against Kelvin Prince on 15th December 2012. He also defeated an “Olympic Gold Medalist” Audley Harrison in the first round by knockout in April 2013.  Audley decided to have retired after losing the match.

Moreover, Deontay Wilder fought Berman Stiverne to win the “WBC Heavyweight” title for 12 rounds on 17th January 2015. It was from a unanimous decision. He gave a dedication to his daughter, who became the reason for his boxing career and his idol Mohammed Ali. He defended the title against “Eric Molina” in May 2015. Deontay knocked the player out in the fourth round. He defended it again against Johann Duhaupas in August 2015. 

Deontay suffered from tearing of biceps and his right hand broke after the match against Chris Arreola in July 2016. Deontay had to undergo two surgeries for the recovery. He became the winner of the match after eight rounds of fighting. Deontay knocked down Bermane Stiverne in October 2017. He also wins the match against Luis Ortiz in December 2017 and also received the “Ring magazine Knockout of the Year” Award in 2019.


Relationship/ Personal Life

Deontay married in his late teens. He married Jessica Scales in 2009. Jessica gave birth to four children, two daughters, and two sisters. It was during Deontay was at his 19. His daughter “Naieya” was suffering from “Spina Bifida.” It resulted in the deformation of her spinal cord. 

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This resulted in choosing boxing as a career for the treatment. Unfortunately, instead of being together in the hardships, they separated when things started becoming better. Deontay exchanged rings with Telli Swift. Telli gave birth to a baby in 2018. 


Social Media

Deontay Wilder goes with the name of “Deontay Wilder” on Facebook. His Facebook page has 681K followers. Deontay goes with the name of “@bronzebomber” on Instagram with 2.8M followers and “Deontay Wilder” on Twitter with 705.5K followers. 


Net worth

He has an amazing achievement in the boxing field with a net worth of $30 million.


Nutshell Bio

The full name of Deontay is Deontay Leshun Wild. His present age is 35 years. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity. Deontay Wilder has an attractive height of 6 feet 7 inches with a complimentary weight of 96kgs.