Deontay Wilder Reveals the Two Things He Wants to Do After Retirement

Published 04/13/2021, 10:00 PM EDT
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 18: Deontay Wilder visits “Extra” at Burbank Studios on November 18, 2019 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder is one of the most feared men in boxing. The former WBC world champion reigned supreme for five years. However, at 35, the former champion will slowly have to plan for life after boxing. And it appears as though ‘The Bronze Bomber’ already has.

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Wilder is yet to return to the sport since his devastating defeat to Tyson Fury back in February 2020, and the hard-hitting champion needs activity if he wants another push at the title. However, Wilder has clearly laid out his plans for his time after boxing.

BROOKLYN, NY – NOVEMBER 1: Deontay Wilder works out in preparation for his upcoming fight at the Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne Heavyweight Champiosnhip fight Media workout at Gleason’s Gym November 1, 2017 in Brooklyn, New YorkPhoto by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

The 42-1-1 boxer spoke on the ‘We Might Need Counseling’ podcast and revealed the two things he would like to do.

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I got a nice portfolio and property in real estate. I own some major commercial properties, residential properties, plazas. I got… land and properties is a big thing for me. That’s one of my focus,” said Wilder.

This comment showed Wilder’s financial prudence regarding his future. However, the former heavyweight champion revealed another fun fact about himself. He said, “I’m doing a lot of scuba diving. I’m a certified scuba diver, me and my wife.”

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Deontay Wilder wants to make a Scuba Diving team

These comments from the American heavyweight revealed what ‘The Bronze Bomber’ gets up to when he is not training for fights. Moreover, it showed that Wilder enjoys it so much that he is willing to go into it full time after his career.

In addition, the former WBC champion had more good news for fans. “So we like going to different islands and discovering the underworld. I’m actually thinking of creating a treasure diving team a ‘bomb-squad treasure divers,’” said Wilder.

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder poses with trainer Marc Breland after knocking out Luis Ortiz in the tenth round of their WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at Barclays Center on March 3, 2018 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

This showed how serious Wilder is about his Scuba Diving. Rather than it being a hobby, the former world champion wants to explore more. And given his dedication to the sport of boxing, it will be no surprise if he succeeds in his other ventures as well.

What do you make of Deontay Wilder’s retirement plans? Do you think the former heavyweight champion of the world will be successful in his ventures?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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