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“It’s Over for Parker!”: Endearing Video of Deontay Wilder With His Daughter Gets Fans All Hyped Up for the Joseph Parker Bout

Published 11/21/2023, 6:43 AM EST

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Saudi Arabia is gearing up for a Heavyweight spectacle, showcasing a double-header featuring former world champions. Anthony Joshua, a two-time unified champion, is slated to go toe-to-toe with Otto Wallin, while the explosive Deontay Wilder is set to clash with former WBO champ Joseph Parker. This blockbuster event, unveiled on Wednesday, promises a thrilling night of boxing in Riyadh on December 23. The anticipation is high as these four heavyweight titans prepare to enter the ring for what is bound to be an unforgettable night of pugilistic prowess.

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Wilder has a special person helping him with his training. She is none other than his daughter. He posted a clip of him and his daughter on his Instagram recently. Fans are all hyped up and showered him with support.

Fans elated to see Deontay Wilder’s new ‘hire’


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The video was an edit of multiple pictures of the ‘Bronze Bomber’ spending quality time with his daughter post his training sessions. What made the video even more special was the added music which had Wilder rapping about love. Fans could not contain their excitement.

“Respect my guy if you’re really gonna step into that octagon! Real a*” said a fan who lauded Wilder for taking on the challenge of stepping into the MMA scene. Wilder confirmed his plans in a reply. Another fan wished him luck “Show everyone that you are a true champion …Make a great comeback. Good luck”. Another fan jokingly praised the new ‘hire’ whose addition to the team would guarantee Wilder’s victory. “Deontay hired daughter Wilder, oh it’s over for Parker! Salute Champ!”


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“something to fight for Family is everything nothing but respect” Another fan emphasized the importance of family to stay motivated. “The KING is BACK 🤴🏿 BOMBZQUAD‼” hyped another fan. Wilder politely responded to most of these comments, acknowledging and thanking his supporters. Wilder has always found inspiration in his family. It is what keeps him grounded and humble.

How did the ‘Bronze Bomber’s daughter, Naieya inspire him?

In 2005, the year Wilder abandoned football dreams at 19, his life shifted unexpectedly as he faced the daunting news about his first daughter, Naieya’s spina bifida. The WBC Heavyweight champion, draws inspiration and courage from Naieya’s journey with spina bifida, a spine condition that initially filled him with fear. Born in March, Naieya surprisingly defied doctors’ expectations, walking despite early predictions of a life full of challenges.


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For Wilder, the sacrifices made in the ring find profound meaning in ensuring his children’s future. Speaking exclusively to ESPN, he reveals the transformative impact of Naieya’s resilience, describing her as a source of motivation, strength, and unwavering support. Though the effect of early surgeries still persist, Naieya’s triumph over adversity mirrors her father’s own narrative of defying odds and striving for greatness both in and out of the ring.


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With his daughter’s love and support, Wilder gets down to fight Parker. A win here would open the door for him to take on Joshua next. Do you think Wilder will be able to stand tall at the end of the fight? What are your views?

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Written by:

Prachi Prava Senapati


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Prachi Senapati is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. She has been a part of content creation and is using her expertise in the sport of Boxing. Her fascination with the combat sport stemmed from her early years when she witnessed the Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield fight.
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Snigdhaa Jaiswal