Deontay Wilder

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Name: Deontay Wilder
Alias: The Bronze Bomber
Birth Name: Deontay Leshun Wilder
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 201cm
Reach: 211cm
Promoter: Record
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Amateur Highlights

2008 Olympic Heavyweight Bronze Medalist

Professional Record

Championship Record

Variant Record

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title (December 2012; 2 defenses)

World Titles

  • WBC Heavyweight Title (2015-2020; 10 defenses)

Awards & Recognition


  • Played football and basketball before taking up boxing.
  • Started boxing at age 19.
  • His nickname, The Bronze Bomber, is an homage to fellow Alabama native and former world heavyweight champion Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis.
  • Became the first American boxer to win a heavyweight world title in 7 years, 7 months, and 15 days after defeating Bermane Stiverne for the WBC Heavyweight Title on January 17, 2015. The last American boxer to hold a heavyweight world title was Shannon Briggs from November 4, 2006 until June 2, 2007. This was the longest world title drought in American heavyweight history.
  • Tied-fifth most consecutive heavyweight title defenses, 10 (Joe Louis, 25; Larry Holmes, 20; Wladimir Klitschko (second reign), 18; Tommy Burns, 11; Muhammad Ali (second reign), 10).
  • Tenth-longest individual heavyweight title reign, 5 years, 1 month, and 5 days.
  • Brother of boxer Marsellos Wilder.

Pay-Per-View History

Preceded by:
Bermane Stiverne
WBC Heavyweight Champion
2015 Jan 17 – 2020 Feb 22
Succeeded by:
Tyson Fury