|Real name||Deontay Leshun Wilder|
|Nickname(s)||The Bronze Bomber|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Reach||83 in (211 cm)|
October 22, 1985 |
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
|Wins by KO||33|
Deontay Leshun Wilder (born October 22, 1985) is an American professional boxer. He is the current WBC world heavyweight champion and an Olympic bronze medalist. Nicknamed "The Bronze Bomber", Wilder is known for his punching power and boasts a 97% knockout win ratio.
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. He qualified for the Olympics by beating Deivis Julio 6:5 Jorge Quinones from Ecuador on double countback and Brazilian Rafael Lima 6:5 at the qualifier.
Wilder began his professional career on November 15, 2009, knocking out Ethan Cox in two rounds in Nashville, Tennessee.
Wilder built a record of 22–0 with 22 knockouts before stepping up in class to meet former WBA heavyweight title challenger Owen Beck in a fight on June 23, 2012. He retired Beck in round three to reach 23 knockout wins in a row. In his next bout, Wilder knocked out former Trinidad & Tabago heavyweight champion Kertson Manswell in the first round.
Wilder vs Audley Harrison
Wilder fought former European heavyweight champion Audley Harrison at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England, on an under-card event headlined by British welterweight champion Amir Khan. He scored a TKO win over Harrison in under two minutes of action.
Wilder vs Siarhei Liakhovich
Wilder fought former WBO world heavyweight champion Siarhei Liakhovich at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Liakhovich was his most experienced opponent to date, and was expected to last until the middle rounds. He knocked out Liakhovich in the first round, after the contest Wilder stated that he was a genuine threat to the heavyweight division at any level.
Wilder vs Malik Scott
Wilder fought skilled boxer and heavyweight contender Malik Scott at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The twelve round contest was a WBC eliminator for the next mandatory challenger to WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne. Wilder knocked out Scott in the first round, setting up his position for a shot at the world title.
Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne
Wilder fought the WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne on January 17, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. He dominated the champion with his boxing ability and superior reach. The bout marked his first to go the distance, by winning on an unanimous decision after twelve rounds. Wilder was the first American heavyweight champion in nine years, and he dedicated the win to his disabled daughter and to his boxing hero Muhammad Ali, who had turned 73 years of age that same day.
WBC heavyweight championship
Wilder made his first defense of the WBC heavyweight title on June 13, 2015 at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The fight marked the first heavyweight championship contest in the state of Alabama history. The opponent was Mexican-American Éric Molina. Wilder knocked out Molina in the ninth round.
Wilder is scheduled to make his second defense against French heavyweight contender Johann Duhaupas in September 2015.
Deontay has two daughters, Naieya and Ava, and two sons, Dereon and Deontay Jr(DJ) 
Wilder's life story has inspired a children's book - Deontay the Future World Champ. The book revolves around a young Deontay and the sacrifices he has to make in order to achieve his dream of becoming a boxing star. 
- WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion (2 defenses)
- WBC World Heavyweight Champion (1 defense)
- 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
Professional boxing record
|34 Wins (33 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|N/A||N/A||Johann Duhaupas||N/A||- (12)||2015-09-26||Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama||Defending WBC Heavyweight title.|
|Win||34–0||Éric Molina||TKO||9 (12), 1:03||2015-06-13||Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama||Retained WBC Heavyweight title.|
|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|
|Win||29–0||Siarhei Liakhovich||KO||1 (10), 1:43||2013-08-09||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California|
|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), 1:16||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|
|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||TKO||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 (6), 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||TKO||1 (6), 3:00||2010-07-03||Club Palace, Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|Win||10–0||Alvaro Morales||TKO||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||TKO||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.|
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- "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)
- Profile on Premier Boxing Champions website
- 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