Fans React As Deontay Wilder Kisses His Newly Erected Statue

Published 05/27/2022, 1:45 PM EDT

Deontay Wilder, the Alabama-born boxing sensation, just had a remarkable experience as his statue was inaugurated in his hometown. Anyone who has worked hard to achieve a goal is always given credit for their efforts. The accolades sometimes seem lesser in front of the immense love that one gets from the people.

Wilder, also known as ‘The Bronze Bomber,’ was overwhelmed at the sight of his statue in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Outside Tuscaloosa’s tourism building, the magnificent artwork can be found. The town does not appear to have a lot of tourists. However, with this masterpiece, the location may attract more people in the future.


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How do fans react to Deontay Wilder’s monument?

The statue has undoubtedly immortalized the boxer. Fans adore the way Tuscaloosa residents honored the boxing legend. Here’s how the audience reacted to the man, the myth, the legend. They even called him the G.O.A.T.

A fan wrote, “The man deserves that! He’s the GOAT of Alabama.”

Furthermore, another fan said, “Love him or hate him that’s an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations brother.”

Even fans are overwhelmed at the sight, and the reactions are evident in the comments. “True underdog story. The Man started boxing at 20 years old!!!! Which is freaking crazy. GOD GIFTED!!! He went from serving pancakes to serving KO, from minimum wage to millions +! WON an Olympic Medal and Changed his life. How can you not appreciate that story? Anyone salty have deep rooted self misery.” 

Moreover, it was also shared on the ‘City of Tuscaloosa‘s official Twitter account. And here’s what the fans had to say about it.

“The man’s got nothing to prove. We love you over here in Australia Bomber. All the best to you well deserved.” 

“Now we all want to visit Tuscaloosa!! What a great statue!” 

“Proud moment- historic !!”

For having such a historic moment, many fans still wonder about Wilder’s boxing career. Here’s a look at it!

The sensational career of Deontay Wilder

The boxer has a long list of accomplishments, including a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. The bronze medal was also one of the reasons for his moniker ‘The Bronze Bomber’. Wilder has a net worth of roughly $46 million as a result of his illustrious career.


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In addition, the 36-year-old fighter has had a remarkable career, with an incredible record of (42-2-1). Except for one, he has vanquished every boxer he has fought in the ring. During his career, he only lost twice to the legendary boxer Tyson Fury.

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The two boxers have fought three times inside the ring. All three battles were electrifying to watch and were some of the most lucrative fights. The first fight between the two ended in a draw. This made it certain that it needs a sequel. Subsequently, there were two fights again after the first one, Fury winning both of them.

The boxer recently has hinted at his return to the ring. What are your thoughts about Wilder’s statue and his boxing career? Do share your thoughts in the comments below.



Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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