|Born||Deontay Leshun Wilder
October 22, 1985
|Other names||The Bronze Bomber|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15.6 st)|
|Reach||84 in (213 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|Professional boxing record|
Deontay Leshun Wilder (born October 22, 1985) is an American heavyweight boxer from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Wilder is the current WBC heavyweight champion as of January 17, 2015, and has knocked out 32 of his 33 opponents with his title-winning victory over Bermane Stiverne being his first professional fight to go the distance.
- 1 Amateur career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Professional boxing record
- 5 References
- 6 External links
He graduated from Tuscaloosa Central High School in 2004 and dreamed of playing American football (wide receiver) or basketball (forward) for his hometown Alabama Crimson Tide, but the birth of his daughter Naieya (b. 2005), who suffers from a spinal condition, and grade issues forced him to attend nearby Shelton State Community College and to focus on a boxing career.
At the Golden Gloves he defeated highly touted cadet world champion Isiah Thomas - a southpaw from Detroit - and David Thompson, of Brooklyn, N.Y in the finals. At the U.S. championship he defeated Quantis Graves and won the final 31-15 over southpaw James Zimmerman of San Jose, Calif.
At the Olympic trials he beat Graves twice more and won the Olympic trials in only 21 bouts.
Early in 2008 he scored a career-best win by edging out World Gold medalist and future Olympic champion Rakhim Chakhiyev in Russia.
- Defeated Abdelaziz Toulbini (Algeria) 10:4
- Defeated Mohamed Arjaoui (Morocco) 10+:10 (tiebreaker criteria)
- Lost to Clemente Russo 7:1
World amateur championships results
- Lost to Krzysztof Zimnoch (Poland) 20-23
As an amateur boxer, Wilder won the National Golden Gloves and US Championship tournaments in 2007. In 2008, he won a heavyweight bronze medal at the 2008 olympic games in Beijing, China. He turned professional on November 15, 2008, defeating Ethan Cox by second round TKO. Wilder racked up an impressive record of 22-0 by May 2012, although only against journeymen fighters.
Wilder vs Beck
On June 23, 2012, Wilder faced former world heavyweight contender Owen Beck in his native hometown of Tuscaloosa. Wilder stopped the former contender by third round retirement, increasing his record to 23-0 with 23 knockouts.
Wilder vs Harrison
On April 27, 2013, Wilder faced former European heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison in his first bout in the UK. Wilder overwhelmed his opponent with a barrage of punches in the first round, prompting the referee to intervene and stop the contest in favor of the rising knockout artist.
Wilder vs Liakhovich
On August 9, 2013, Wilder faced former WBO heavyweight champion Siarhei Liakhovich. Liakhovich had experience at world level and was expected to give Wilder his toughest contest to date. Wilder landed a hard right cross to the temple of Liakhovich half-way through the first round, which rendered the former world heavyweight champion convulsing. The win proved to the boxing world that Wilder had devastating power and was a genuine threat to the division.
Wilder vs Scott
On March 15, 2014, Wilder faced rising challenger and skilled boxer Malik Scott in the nation of Puetro Rico. He made easy work of his opponent finishing the contest inside the first round to become the mandatory challenger for the WBC world heavyweight title held by Bermane Stiverne.
Wilder vs Stiverne
On January 17, 2015, Wilder fought for the WBC world heavyweight championship. The defending champion was Bermane Stiverne. It was Wilder's first bout to go beyond four rounds, and his first bout to go the distance. Wilder displayed an impressive jab and powerful straight punches, even cutting and badly hurting Stiverne on several occasions throughout the bout. He was awarded the unanimous decision victory by lopsided scores of 120-107, 119-108 and 118-109, becoming the first American heavyweight to win a world title since Shannon Briggs in 2006.
Deontay has a daughter named Naieya, a daughter named Ava and a son named Dereon.
Wilder was arrested in Las Vegas in May 2013. The charges were dismissed in September of that year. 
Professional boxing record
- WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion (2 defenses)
- WBC World Heavyweight Champion
|33 Wins (32 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Win||33–0||Bermane Stiverne||UD||12||2015-01-17||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won WBC Heavyweight title.|
|Win||32–0||Jason Gavern||RTD||4 (10), 3:00||2014-08-16||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|Win||31–0||Malik Scott||KO||1 (12), 1:36||2014-03-15||Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Pueblo of Bayamón, Bayamón|
|Win||30–0||Nicolai Firtha||KO||4 (10), 1:26||2013-10-26||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Retained WBC Continental Americas
|Win||29–0||Siarhei Liakhovich||KO||1 (10), 1:43||2013-08-09||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California||Retained WBC Continental Americas
|Win||28–0||Audley Harrison||TKO||1 (12), 1:10||2013-04-27||Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire|
|Win||27–0||Matthew Greer||KO||2 (8), 1:44||2013-01-19||Centro de Convenciones, Villahermosa, Tabasco|
|Win||26–0||Kelvin Price||KO||3 (10), 0:51||2012-12-15||Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas
|Win||25–0||Damon McCreary||KO||2 (10), 0:55||2012-09-08||The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California|
|Win||24–0||Kertson Manswell||TKO||1 (10), 2:10||2012-08-04||Mobile Civic Center–Expo Hall, Mobile, Alabama|
|Win||23–0||Owen Beck||RTD||3 (8), 3:00||2012-06-23||Killer Buzz Arena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|Win||22–0||Jesse Oltmanns||KO||1 (8), 0:26||2012-05-26||Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancún, Quintana Roo|
|Win||21–0||Marlon Hayes||TKO||4 (8), 3:00||2012-02-25||Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri|
|Win||20–0||David Long||KO||1 (8), 1:17||2011-11-26||U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Win||19–0||Daniel Cota||KO||3 (8), 2:55||2011-11-05||Centro de Cancun, Cancún, Quintana Roo|
|Win||18–0||Dominique Alexander||TKO||2 (6), 2:02||2011-08-27||Water Oaks Farm Arena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|Win||17–0||Damon Reed||KO||2 (8), 1:59||2011-06-18||Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|Win||16–0||Reggie Pena||TKO||1 (6), 2:03||2011-05-06||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||15–0||DeAndrey Abron||TKO||2 (6), 1:23||2011-02-19||Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|Win||14–0||Danny Sheehan||KO||1 (6), 1:48||2010-12-02||Hilton Towers Ballroom, Lafayette, Louisiana|
|Win||13–0||Harold Sconiers||TKO||4 (6), 1:09||2010-10-15||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||12–0||Shannon Caudle||KO||1 (6), 1:04||2010-09-25||Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi|
|Win||11–0||Dustin Nichols||RTD||1 (6), 3:00||2010-07-03||Club Palace, Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|Win||10–0||Alvaro Morales||KO||3 (6), 1:23||2010-04-30||Tropicana Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||9–0||Ty Cobb||KO||1 (6), 0:33||2010-04-02||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||8–0||Jerry Vaughn||KO||1 (6), 1:02||2009-11-28||Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Win||7–0||Travis Allen||TKO||1 (4), 1:30||2009-08-14||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona|
|Win||6–0||Kelsey Arnold||KO||1 (4), 1:13||2009-06-26||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona|
|Win||5–0||Charles Brown||KO||1 (6), 0:55||2009-05-23||Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Win||4–0||Joseph Rabotte||KO||1 (4), 2:33||2009-04-24||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||3–0||Richard Greene Jr||RTD||1 (4), 3:00||2009-03-14||Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Win||2–0||Shannon Gray||TKO||1 (4), 2:12||2009-03-06||Trotter Convention Center, Columbus, Mississippi|
|Win||1–0||Ethan Cox||TKO||2 (4), 2:54||2008-11-15||Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tennessee||Professional debut.|
- "Baby daughter inspires Olympic boxer - TODAY in Beijing - TODAY.com". Today.msnbc.msn.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
- "Boxing Schedules & Results". Official Beijing 2008 Website. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
- "Deontay Wilder - Boxer". Boxrec.com. 1985-10-22. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
- Official Deontay Wilder Website
- Interview with Deontay (March 2013)
- NPR story about Wilder
- Olympic qualifier
- Deontay Wilder Amateur Boxing Record
- Professional boxing record for Deontay Wilder from BoxRec
|United States Amateur Heavyweight Champion
|WBC Heavyweight Champion
January 17, 2015 – present
Title last held byChauncy Welliver
|WBC Heavyweight Champion
Continental Americas title
December 15, 2012 – January 17, 2015
Won world title
|Most Consecutive Knockouts
From the Beginning of a Heavyweight Career
13 January 2013 – Present