Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder

Date of Birth: 22nd October 1985
Class: Heavyweight
Height: 6ft 7in (201cm)
Career Achievements

WBC World Heavyweight Championship - (2015)
Vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship - (2012)

Latest BoxNation Fight

17th January 2015 - UD win over Bermane Stiverne

Deontay Wilder aka The Bronze Bomber

Deontay Wilder is America's great heavyweight hope, fighting out of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. He is known for his high knockout rate. He won his first 32 pro fights by way of stoppage, including beating Bermane Stiverne for the WBC World Heavyweight title.

Deontay Wilder

Victories for Wilder include notable opposition such as Malik Scott (round 1 KO) and Bermane Stiverne (UD). Beating Stiverne in January 2015 won Wilder the WBC World Heavyweight Championship, his first world title.

He also held the WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight title, staging two defences of the belt.

His first defence of the strap was against Siarhei Liakhovich in 2013, who he knocked out in the first round of their bout at Fantasy Spring Casino, California.

Fighting for faith and family

Deontay Wilder has a daughter who has the spinal condition Spina Bifida. He claims that his daughter's struggle motivates him to fight for success. He also attributes a lot of his fighting wins to his Christian faith.

The Tuscaloosa bruiser has often spoken openly about his Christian faith. It is something that he shares with heavyweight rival, Tyson Fury.

Bomb Squad

In terms of fighting style, Wilder's shots hit hard like bombs.

At 6ft 7in it isn't hard for the Alamaba banger to reach the opponent and his athleticism and strength give him the physical assets necessary to go for the stoppage. He has achieved a multitude of round one victories.