Deontay Wilder


Deontay Leshun Wilder (born October 22, 1985) is an American professional fighter. He has held the WBCheavyweight title since 2015, and in doing as such turned into the principal American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest timeframe in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion. As an amateur he won a bronze decoration in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics. This prompted his epithet of “The Bronze Bomber”, which Wilder instituted after Joe Louis, who was known by the moniker of “The Brown Bomber”.

Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder

More out of control is especially known for his impressive punching power, having completed everything except two of his battles inside the separation. His knockout-to-win proportion remains at 95%, with 19 knockouts in the first round. He is a two-time victor of the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year award, in 2016 and 2017.

As of May 2019, Wilder is positioned as the world’s second best dynamic heavyweight by BoxRec, and third best by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring magazine. He is the 14th longest ruling world heavyweight champion of record-breaking, and has the ninth longest combined and individual title streaks in present day heavyweight boxing history at eight and seven title sessions, separately.

Novice vocation

More out of control began enclosing October 2005 when he entered Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport, Alabama and started preparing under Jay Deas. More out of control was 20 around then.

By 2007 he upset the top picks to win both the National Golden Gloves and the US championships at 201 lb (91 kg).

At the Golden Gloves he vanquished very touted cadet world champion Isiah Thomas -a southpaw from Detroit – and David Thompson, of Brooklyn, NY in the finals. At the U.S. title he vanquished Quantis Graves and prevailed upon the last 31– 15 southpaw James Zimmerman of San Jose, Calif.

At the Olympic preliminaries he beat Graves twice more and won the Olympic preliminaries in just 21 sessions. Right off the bat in 2008 he scored a vocation best win by beating World titles silver 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 twofold countback and Brazilian Rafael Lima 6:5 at the qualifier.

Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder

More out of control at that point contended at heavyweight in the 2008 Olympics, vanquishing Abdelaziz Touilbini of Algeria and Mohamed Arjaoui of Morocco before losing to Clemente Russo of Italy in the semi-last to acquire a bronze medal.

More out of control had a surmised novice record of 30-5.

Olympic outcomes

Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics:

Defeated Abdelaziz Toulbini (Algeria) 10:4

Defeated Mohamed Arjaoui (Morocco) 10+:10 (sudden death round criteria)

Lost to Clemente Russo (Italy) 1:7

Big showdown results

2007 AIBA World Boxing Championships:

Lost to Krzysztof Zimnoch (Poland) 20-23 (10/24/2007)

Proficient profession

Early profession

More stunning made his introduction at 23 years old on November 15, 2008, at the Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. He thumped out Ethan Cox in the second round. Cox was thumped down multiple times in the second round before the battle was in the end halted. More stunning battled multiple times in 2009, winning every one of the battles in round 1.

By October 2012, Wilder piled on a noteworthy 25-battle win streak, winning all by knockout and all inside four rounds. Some striking stoppages included former WBA heavyweight title challenger Owen Beck (27-10, 20 KOs), former WBO light heavyweight title challenger DeAndrey Abron (15-6, 10 KOs) and previous WBO heavyweight challenger Damon Reed (46-15, 32 KOs).

More out of control won his first title in expert boxing when he thumped out then unbeaten multi year old Kelvin Price (13-0, 6 KOs) at the Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, on December 15, 2012. The battle was initially slated to occur in August 2012. Wilder battled persistently through the initial two rounds and generally estimated Price.

The battle finished when a correct hand from Wilder got Price on the jaw and sent him once more into the ropes and down. He endeavored to get to his feet, however battled which drove official Ray Corona to wave a conclusion to the session. More out of control asserted the vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title, which he went on to effectively shield twice.

Ascend the positions

On April 3, 2013, Golden Boy Promotions confirmed that Wilder would battle previous European heavyweight champion and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KOs) at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, his UK debut, on April 27. Harrison was coming into this battle hoping to revamp subsequent to winning the prizefighter heavyweight tournament two months sooner.

The card, which was being indicated live on Showtime in USA, was featured by Amir Khan’s arrival in the UK against Julio Díaz. Harrison educated the boxing scene that he would resign in the event that he lost. Wilder thumped out Harrison in cycle 1. More out of control found an opening 49 seconds into the opening round and got Harrison with a major right hand that shook him once again into the ropes.

A subsequent flood from Wilder sent Harrison into the corner, folding onto the floor. Harrison utilized the ropes to get to his feet at the tally of eight, yet arbitrator Terry O’Connor waved a conclusion to the session. The official time of stoppage was 1:22 of the first round. Four days after the battle, Harrison reported his retirement at 41 years old years.