Deontay Wilder will clash against Tyson Fury for the third time in his boxing career. Ahead of his intriguing trilogy match, let's take a look at five unknown facts about 'The Bronze Bomer.'
‘The Bronze Bomber’ dreamed of becoming a wide receiver in the NFL or as a forward in basketball during his high school. However, his poor grades and the birth of his first daughter made him forego his dreams and get a job to support his family.
During his amateur boxer years, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ took odd jobs to earn money and take better care of his daughter. Wilder was a delivery boy at Budweiser and used to carry heavy packs of beer around. He considered it as a part of his training routine.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ accomplished his dream of becoming a world champion and also wrote a children’s book about it to inspire them to follow their dreams. He plans to write more books for children in the future.
Wilder’s moniker name ‘The Bronze Bomber’ refers to the fact that he won a bronze medal at the Olympics. It is also a tribute to one of his heroes, Joe Louis, who is known as ‘Brown Bomber.’
‘The Bronze Bomer’ turned his local Coffeyville High School into a boxing gym for young people after it was closed by the local authority. He supports the gym financially and also gives up his time to teach boxing to the kids.