“This Will Be Something for My Children…” – Deontay Wilder on Being Honored With a Statue in His Hometown

Published 05/17/2022, 1:56 PM EDT

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Deontay Wilder was honored with his own statue in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama on May 25. The heavyweight legend has earned enough to be bestowed with such honors. Undoubtedly, he is the greatest heavyweight America has produced in the previous decade.

Unveiling his statue, the power mammoth said, ” I wasn’t even expecting this. That’s why you say god work in mysterious ways I wasn’t even expecting this. I know I’m gonna set a lot of records and I’m gonna break a lot of records along my journey but this right here is man. This is something that God is giving not only to me but for my state and for my city.”


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Furthermore, he added, “It’s only right for it to go somewhere downtown by the while something like that they’re it’ll be a perfect location to spot well. I could just see people coming to this to the state of Alabama touring the city of Tuscaloosa looking at the statue this would be something for my children their children their children so I’m very of this.”

Certainly, Wilder will go down in history as one of the legendary heavyweight fighters. The champion has remained undefeated throughout his career except for his loss to ‘The Gypsy King’

Before heading into one of the most memorable trilogy battles with Tyson Fury, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ had made record ten successful defenses of his WBA heavyweight title.

He has been to 45 fights throughout his career and maintained a phenomenal record of 42-2-1. The 36-year-old clinched 41 wins by way of knockout, which speaks volumes about his lethal hands.

Will Deontay Wilder return to the ring or bid adieu to his professional career?

After the final fight with Tyson Fury, the former champ was in news regarding his retirement plans. But in recent interviews, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has hinted at resuming his boxing career.


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In a recent interview with Sky Sports, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman claimed Wilder’s return. According to Sulaiman, he had an interaction with Wilder. He is the number one contender after Tyson Fury vacates his title.

This means that boxing fans will again witness the legendary heavyweight in the ring after a long layoff.


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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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