Deontay Wilder’s Kids: How Many Kids Does the ‘Bronze Bomber’ Have?

Published 01/19/2021, 9:00 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 13: Deontay Wilder poses with the belt during a news conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo Theater at L.A. Live on January 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder has terrorized the heavyweight division of boxing for a brief period, and he continues to be one of the alarming personas of the active roster. Despite suffering his maiden loss against Tyson Fury, former WBC champion Wilder is one of the most reputed knockout artists of the modern era.

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However, life hasn’t been easy for him all the time. Becoming a father at an early age, Wilder had to deal with poverty and his daughter’s physical illness in the past. Although he had little hope, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ still found it his way to success and became one of the most popular boxers. His eldest daughter, Naieya, also overcame spina bifida.

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Deontay Wilder is now a popular superstar, not just a boxer. He is a common name in every house and is one of the richest athletes in boxing. That said, his dark days no more prevail as Wilder is a proud father and a husband now. Here’s a look at Deontay Wilder and his kids.

Deontay Wilder- ‘The Bronze Bomber’ being a father

It was for his daughter that Wilder took boxing seriously. Initially, he began boxing just to see a way out of poverty and pay the bills for his daughter’s medical illness. In 2005, Wilder and his ex-wife gave birth to Naieya Wilder.  She was born with a spinal disorder, and doctors predicted her to use a wheelchair for life.

However, Naieya turned out to be absolutely well in the future and it was a memorable moment in Wilder’s career. Speaking with ESPN, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ revealed his daughter’s current condition.

“My daughter is doing wonderful now. You could never tell that she has spina bifida. She still walks with a limp because she had [five] surgeries when she was a baby,” said Wilder.

The former WBC champion added, “She still has to be catheterized, but she still manages to maintain her own. She is a very strong young lady. She will be a very strong woman. She has no choice, with who her daddy is.”

Wilder is currently engaged with Telli Swift, and the two comprises a happy family with their children. Wilder had four children from his previous marriage. His sons are Deontay Wilder Jr, Dereon Wilder and daughters Ava Wilder and Naieya Wilder.

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Telli Swift also had a son names Kerron from her earlier marriage. Now, Wilder and Swift have a daughter named Kaori. Swift often posts pictures of her on social media. Although Wilder is a treacherous puncher inside the ring, outside of it, he is a family man and a loving father.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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