Deontay Wilder

Born Oct 22, 1985

Deontay Wilder is an American heavyweight boxer best known for winning two major national titles in 2007 and for being the only American boxer to win a medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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  • World Boxing Council Pleased With Cooperation Of Champions, Top Fighters In Drug Testing Program
    LATimes - Dec 15, 2016
  • Scorecard: Joshua, Mares, Charlo And Crawford Shine On Busy Weekend
    ABC News - Dec 12, 2016
  • Luis Ortiz: 'i Want To Be The Heavyweight Champion Of The World'
    ABC News - Nov 10, 2016
  • Britain's Joshua To Defend Heavyweight Title Against Molina
    Yahoo News - Nov 01, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Deontay Wilder.


1985 Birth Born on October 22, 1985.


2005 19 Years Old Wilder started boxing in October 2005 when he entered Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport, Alabama and began training under Jay Deas. … Read More


2007 21 Years Old By 2007 he upset the favorites to win both the National Golden Gloves and the US championships at 201 lb (91 kg). … Read More
Early in 2008 he scored a career-best win by edging out World Gold medalist and future Olympic champion Rakhim Chakhiyev in Russia. … Read More
2013 27 Years Old On August 9, 2013 Wilder pushed his knockout streak to 29 fights by knocking out former WBO heavyweight champion Sirahei Liakhovich (25-5, 16 KOs) in round one of a Showtime main event.
2014 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2014, Wilder beat fellow American Malik Scott by first round knockout. … Read More
2015 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2015, billed as 'Return to Glory, Wilder fought Stiverne at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and made his dream a reality by winning the WBC heavyweight title from the defending champion by unanimous decision after twelve rounds. … Read More


Wilder made his third defence on January 16, 2016 against Polish Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KOs) at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York infront of 12,668 mostly pro Polish fans. … Read More
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