Heading for the fight this Saturday, October 9 between Fury vs Wilder, many wonder, who is Deontay Wilder? On LEFT PUNCH We tell you all the information you need to know: his professional record, titles won and how much he weighs.
Who is Deontay Wilder and how much does he weigh?
Wilder was born on October 22 in Alabama, United States. The boxer weighs 97 kilos (203lb) and measures 2.01 meters, making him one of the heavyweights.
Deontay Wilder He started boxing when he was already quite big, at 20 years old. In no time he was made to the National Golden Gloves and the United States Amateur Heavyweight Championship. At the 2008 Olympics, he won the bronze medal.
With only 23 years he made his professional boxing debut, it was then that his rivals realized the power of his punch.
At 35 years old, Wilder boasts a professional record of 44 fights, 42 victories, 41 by way of knockout, a draw and a loss, the latter against Tyson fury. So the third fight is his chance to end his losing streak.
The Bronze Gunner has explained in some interviews that boxing is very important to him, when he was 19 years old he had his first daughter with a disability. He suffered to pay his debts and all he thought about was ending his life.
The box came to save his life, he won the bronze medal in Beijing 2008 and then made the leap to professionalism.
In 13 years as a professional boxer, Deontay Wilder can boast the following titles:
- WBC Continental Americas
- WBC heavyweight champion
Wilder lost his heavyweight belt to Tyson Fury, so in the trilogy he will seek to regain the WBC heavyweight title.
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