Deontay Wilder, the Bronze Bomber, was born in the American state of Alabama in 1988. He had his college education at Shelton State Community College which helped develop a boxing interest and career of the champion. He won his first title in 2012 when he knocked out undefeated Kevin Price which earned him the WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title and has risen up the ranks steadily to become the WBC World Champion.
Deontay Wilder Wife
Wilder is currently engaged to Telli Swift with whom he has a child with but has had a history with two other women; Helen Duncan with whom they have a daughter, Naieya Wilder and his ex-wife, Jessica Scales with whom he has two sons and one daughter.
Wilder Net Worth
The WBC Champion is estimated to be worth over $25 million; money amassed from his career earnings and royalties. His biggest payday in a fight was his bout against Fury where he was paid $4 million for fighting and bonuses after the fight bringing his total pay anywhere between $10-12 million.
Wilder Next Fight
Deontay’s next fight is his defense of the title bout against fellow American challenger Luis Ortiz on 18th May 2018 and will be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight was ordered by WBC and is among the fights in the run-up and quest to fight Anthony Joshua within the 2019 or early 2020.
Deantoy Wilder, more than fighter is a family man and took up professional boxing as a career to raise medical funds for his daughter Naieya Wilder, who was born with a spina bifida condition. He also mentors his younger brother, Marsellos Wilder, a professional boxer who is fighting in the cruiserweight division.