Name: Deontay Wilder
Alias: The Bronze Bomber
Birth Name: Deontay Leshun Wilder
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record
- Trainers: Jay Deas (2005-present), Mark Breland (2008-2020), Malik Scott (2020-present)
- Managers: Jay Deas (2008-present), Shelly Finkel (2008-present), Al Haymon (2013-present)
- Promoters: Golden Boy Promotions (2008-2015), DiBella Entertainment (2015-2019)
- Deontay Wilder Gallery
- Amateur Record: 30-5
- 2007 National Golden Gloves Tournament Champion in Chattanooga, Tennessee (90kg):
- 2007 United States Amateur Championships Champion in Colorado Springs, Colorado (90kg):
- 2007 United States Olympic Trials Gold medalist in Houston, Texas (90kg):
- 2007 AIBA World Boxing Championships participant in Chicago, Illinois (90kg):
- Lost to Krzysztof Zimnoch (Poland) 20:23
- 2007 Pre-Olympic Tournament Silver medalist in Beijing, China (90kg):
- 2008 Russia vs USA Dual Meet
- Lost to Evgeny Romanov KO 3
- 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Silver medalist in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (90kg):
- 2008 Olympic Games Bronze medalist in Beijing, China (90kg):
- 8 opponents (8 by KO) beaten for the World Heavyweight Title.
- 10-2-1 (9 KO) in world championship bouts.
- 3-2-1 (2 KO) against former or current world titlists:
- 0-2-1 (0 KO) against former or current lineal titlists:
- Defeated 5 undefeated opponents with ten or more bouts: Shannon Caudle, Damon McCreary, Kelvin Price, Gerald Washington & Luis Ortiz (of Cuba).
- Has a record of 5-0-0 (5 KO) in fights outside his native United States.
Regional & Minor Titles
- WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title (December 2012; 2 defenses)
- WBC Heavyweight Title (2015-2020; 10 defenses)
Awards & Recognition
- (2) The Ring Magazine Round of the Year (2018; 12th round vs. Tyson Fury, 2021; 4th round vs. Tyson Fury)
- The Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year (2019 vs. Luis Ortiz)
- The Ring Magazine Fight of the Year (2021 vs. Tyson Fury)
- Boxing Writers Association of America Fight of the Year (2021 vs. Tyson Fury)
- 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.
- 1. (12/01/2018) SD12 Tyson Fury "Wilder-Fury" (Showtime PPV) 325,000 buys and $24,300,000 in revenue
- 2. (11/23/2019) W KO7 Luis Ortiz "Wilder-Ortiz II" (Fox Sports PPV) Unreleased. Industry sources claim 275,000 buys and $21,000,000 in revenue.
- 3. (02/22/2020) L TKO7 Tyson Fury "Unfinished Business" (ESPN+/Fox Sports PPV) Unreleased. Industry sources claim 850,000 buys and $64,000,000 in revenue.
- 4. (10/09/2021) L KO11 Tyson Fury "Once and For All" (ESPN+/Fox Sports PPV) Unreleased. Industry sources claim 600,000 buys and $48,000,000 in revenue.
- 5. (10/15/2022) W KO1 Robert Helenius "Heavyweight Showdown" (Fox Sports PPV) Unreleased. Industry sources claim 75,000 buys and $5,600,000 in revenue.
- Totals (approximate): 2,125,000 buys and $162,900,000 in revenue
| WBC Heavyweight Champion
2015 Jan 17 – 2020 Feb 22