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Deontay Wilder Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Deontay Wilder|
|Real Name:||Deontay Leshun Wilder|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||14 July 1988 (35 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States|
|Education:||Shelton State Community College|
|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.
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’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.
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.
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’s sibling is no other than his brother Marsellos Wilder, who is himself a boxer although not as famous.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
|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|
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.