Deontay Wilder is an American professional boxer who is a former WBC heavyweight champion. Tyson Fury, coming back after a two-year-long hiatus caused a major upset early in 2020, dropping Wilder twice, forcing his cornermen to throw in the towel in the seventh round.
Following his loss to The Gypsy King, Wilder stands at #2 when it comes to the top-ranking heavyweights in the boxing circuit, as per the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Whereas he stands at #2 according to The Ring Magazine and BoxRec as of January 2021.
He is known for his unique fighting style, which involves setting up his vicious right hand. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ as he’s known as has unrivaled power in the sport. What makes it even more impressive is that he is not even the biggest heavyweight.
The Bronze Bomber made his debut in the professional circuit at the age of 23, back in 2008. He took on Ethan Cox and knocked him to the canvas thrice en route to a second-round TKO.
The following year, Wilder took on 7 opponents, bringing each fight to an end in the first round itself. By mid-October in 2012, Wilder had racked up an astonishing streak of 25 wins, having ended each fight via knockout.
In addition, none of these fights went beyond the fourth round. Wilder became the first American heavyweight to win the WBC title, since Hasim Rahman, by drawing a victory over Bermane Stiverne.
Wilder went on to win the U.S. Olympic trials and earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games. It was the only medal that came back to the U.S. in boxing.
Heading into 2021, Wilder is coming off his first career loss to Tyson Fury with his record at 42-1-1. The former champion did not fight after that. Therefore, he will look to set his record straight in his next fight in 2021.
As of 2021, “The Bronze Bomber” has an estimated net worth of $40 million according to wealthypersons.com. He reportedly made $4 million in his first Fury fight with an additional PPV bonus.
Depending on his next move, Deontay Wilder’s net worth could skyrocket in 2021.
Wilder is no stranger to doing good for the people. So much so that in 2019 he was named Boxing’s Ambassador for Peace by Pope Francis. He was also an active part of the Black Lives Matter movement and made donations towards the cause.
Other than this, Wilder is known for his work towards the people of his hometown of Alabama.
With global fame comes a lot of endorsement deals and sponsorships. The former champion has a deal with Raising Cane’s as seen on his fight uniforms on multiple occasions.
|Wins by KO||41|
|Net Worth||$40 million|
|Achievements||bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, Former WBC heavyweight champion|