What Injuries Did Deontay Wilder Suffer in His Boxing Career?

Published 03/05/2021, 5:00 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – March 2: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Deontay Wilder speaks to the press during the weighin for his upcoming Heavyweight fight against Luis Ortiz at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New Yorkon March 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder is one of the most intimidating heavyweights the world has ever seen. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ exhibits crushing power. Ever since his debut, Wilder struck the eye of boxing fans all over with his magnetic one-punch power. But with such high rewards, enormous injuries crossed Wilder’s path in his prolonged career.

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The Alabama native succumbed to enormous cuts and bruises as a professional. But in 2016, he suffered one of his biggest career injuries.

Wilder fought Chris Arreola in 2016 and put on a sensational T/KO win. However, in this fight, he suffered a broken right hand, and a torn biceps muscle for which he had to undergo two surgeries. In fact, he even released a video on his social handle back then, to update his fans about the improvements he made.

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After a torn muscle, two dislocated fingers and bending the pin in my hand into a “V” shape in the 3&4 round I still fought thru the horrible pain. I’m the toughest Champ I know straight up, but I appreciate all the prayers that’s been sent up. thanks so much and love you guys,” he wrote.

In this video, Wilder showed his swollen wrist and talked about how he bent the pin in his hand by landing dynamites on his opponents. Despite all this, Wilder promised his fans that he would come back better than ever, and he lived up to his words.

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Deontay Wilder suffered an injury prior to the Tyson Fury rematch?

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ suffered the first and only loss of his career against Tyson Fury in 2020. It turned out to be one of his most dreadful outings. But a few months after the fight, one of his sparring partners, Junior Fa, revealed that the 35-year-old suffered a bicep injury just a few weeks before the fight.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Talking to Sky Sports, Junior Fa said, “I think he did hurt himself towards the end of camp, which I don’t think would have played too much into the fight, but then I don’t really know the extent of the damage of the injury that he sustained.”

Though Wilder blamed several things for his loss, he didn’t reveal this bicep injury he suffered. Subsequently, Wilder underwent surgery for the same and recovered.

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He has now moved on from that loss and is keenly focused on his return fight. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ will look to make a cracking come back and reclaim his titles, which he lost to the ‘Gypsy King’.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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