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Deontay Wilder

Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Record, Weight, Height, Losses, Parents, Siblings, Children

Deontay Wilder Basic Information

Stage Name: Deontay Wilder
Real Name: Deontay Leshun Wilder
Occupation: Professional Boxer
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Single
Education: Shelton State Community College
Height: 6′ 7″
Weight: 97kg
Net Worth: $30 million (Reportedly)

Deontay Wilder Biography

Deontay Leshun Wilder, known simply as Deontay Wilder, is an American professional boxer and former WBC heavyweight champion. growing up, my dream was to play football or basketball. But life had other plans for him.

He got married early, struggled with several jobs, including that of a driver, and then pivoted into boxing. The year was 2005 and Deontay had taken the leap into the ring as an amateur boxer. Skyy Boxing Gym in Alabama became a new home of sorts, where he developed his skills as a boxer,

A year later, in 2007, he competed in the National Golden Gloves tournament and impressed many with his performance. By staying consistent and focused on his dream, he had gone on to have a highly successful boxing career after turning pro, with 43 wins so far in his career.

Family

Deiontay Wilder’s immediate family comprises himself, his fiance Telli Swift, the daughter he had with her, and the four children he had from his previous marriage to Jessica Scales. His extended family comprises his parents and his younger brother, details about whom are given below.

Deontay Wilder, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

Parents

Deontay Wilder’s parents were Alabamans who were more focused on preaching the gospel and were strict with the two children they had, the oldest of whom would go on to become a globally famous boxer with a sterling record in pugilism.

Father

Deontay Wilder’s father was an Alabama preacher called Gary Wilder. Recalling his growing-up years, he would describe his father as very strict. His strictness would shape what his son became later in life.

Mother

Deborah Wilder is the lady who gave birth to Deontay and bears the honour of being called his mother. Her relationship with her son is not a perfect one, though, as he once sued her, claiming her “tainted” breastmilk led to his defeat by the “Gypsy King.”

Deontay Wilder, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

Siblings

Deontay Wilder’s sibling is no other than his brother Marsellos Wilder, who is himself a boxer although not as famous.

Children

The Alabaman has five children – four from his ex-wife Jessica Scales-Wilder. the four are Naieya (who is suffering from spina bifida), Ava, Deontay Jr and Dereon. His fiance Telli has a daughter for him as well, making a total of five kids.

Deontay Wilder, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

Wife

Deontay Wilder isn’t known to be married at the time of writing. He was previously married to  Jessica Scales-Wilder, but he is now in a relationship with someone else. Telli Swift is the lady in the picture at the moment – his fiancee. the couple has a daughter at the time of writing.

Deontay Wilder, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

Lifestyle

Deontay Wilder lives the dream many aspire to but may never have. The pugilist loves life on the fast lane and has no qualms about pouring in the cash to sustain that love. Other sections of this post give insights into this reality.

Net Worth

Deontay Wilder has made a small from his fist and from endorsements. At the time of writing, he is said to have a net worth of about $30 million.

Cars

Most wealthy people are known for their love of cars. The celebrated boxer is no different. Apart from a plush home, one thing you can count on Deontay Wilder to splurge on is expensive cars. In fact, at this point, his garage gleams with several of them. He owns a Lamborghini Aventador, a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Hummer H2, A Rolls Royce Cullinan, a Dodge Challenger, a Mitsubush Hayabusa and a Polaris Slingshot.

Deontay Wilder, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024Deontay Wilder, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

House

Deontay Wilder has an abiding love for the good life, as exemplified by his 5,600 sq ft. mansion in his native Alabama. This splendid property has a view of Lake Tuscaloosa.

Records

Dentay Wilder has a pretty decent record as a fighter. He has fought 46 times so far in his career, with 43 wins, 2  losses and 1 draw. The table below details his record

# Date Age Opponent Result Via
46 Oct 15, 2022 36 Robert Helenius Win KO1
45 Oct 9, 2021 35 Tyson Fury Loss * KO11
44 Feb 22, 2020 34 Tyson Fury Loss * TKO7
43 Nov 23, 2019 34 Luis Ortiz Win * KO7
42 May 18, 2019 33 Dominic Breazeale Win * KO1
41 Dec 1, 2018 33 Tyson Fury Draw * SD
40 Mar 3, 2018 32 Luis Ortiz Win * TKO10
39 Nov 4, 2017 32 Bermane Stiverne Win * KO1
38 Feb 25, 2017 31 Gerald Washington Win * TKO5
37 Jul 16, 2016 30 Chris Arreola Win * RTD8
36 Jan 16, 2016 30 Artur Szpilka Win * KO9
35 Sep 26, 2015 29 Johann Duhaupas Win * TKO11
34 Jun 13, 2015 29 Éric Molina Win * KO9
33 Jan 17, 2015 29 Bermane Stiverne Win * UD
32 Aug 16, 2014 28 Jason Gavern Win RTD4
31 Mar 15, 2014 28 Malik Scott Win KO1
30 Oct 26, 2013 28 Nicolai Firtha Win KO4
29 Aug 9, 2013 27 Siarhei Liakhovich Win KO1
28 Apr 27, 2013 27 Audley Harrison Win TKO1
27 Jan 19, 2013 27 Matthew Greer Win TKO2
26 Dec 15, 2012 27 Kelvin Price Win KO3
25 Sep 8, 2012 26 Damon McCreary Win KO2
24 Aug 4, 2012 26 Kertson Manswell Win TKO1
23 Jun 23, 2012 26 Owen Beck Win RTD3
22 May 26, 2012 26 Jesse Oltmanns Win TKO1
21 Feb 25, 2012 26 Marlon Hayes Win TKO4
20 Nov 26, 2011 26 David Long Win KO1
19 Nov 5, 2011 26 Daniel Cota Win KO3
18 Aug 27, 2011 25 Dominique Alexander Win TKO2
17 Jun 18, 2011 25 Damon Reed Win KO2
16 May 6, 2011 25 Reggie Pena Win TKO1
15 Feb 19, 2011 25 DeAndrey Abron Win TKO2
14 Dec 2, 2010 25 Danny Sheehan Win KO1
13 Oct 15, 2010 24 Harold Sconiers Win TKO4
12 Sep 25, 2010 24 Shannon Caudle Win KO1
11 Jul 3, 2010 24 Dustin Nichols Win TKO1
10 Apr 30, 2010 24 Alvaro Morales Win TKO3
9 Apr 2, 2010 24 Ty Cobb Win KO1
8 Nov 28, 2009 24 Jerry Vaughn Win KO1
7 Aug 14, 2009 23 Travis Allen Win TKO1
6 Jun 26, 2009 23 Kelsey Arnold Win KO1
5 May 23, 2009 23 Charles Brown Win KO1
4 Apr 24, 2009 23 Joseph Rabotte Win KO1
3 Mar 14, 2009 23 Richard Greene Jr. Win TKO2
2 Mar 6, 2009 23 Shannon Gray Win TKO1
1 Nov 15, 2008 23 Ethan Cox Win TKO2

Losses

The world of boxing is pretty unpredictable. A boxer might have a sterling record without a single loss for a long time, only to succumb to defeat at some point, leading to a “blemish” in his record. Deontay Wilder has been through that but still maintains a fine record anyway.

So far in his career, he has had 2 knockout losses. His first loss was in 2020 to Tyson Fury. The second loss happened with a rematch the following year, which he lost by another knockout in the 11th round. But that isn’t much compared to his 42 knockout wins.

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