What is Deontay Wilder Height and Weight? The American professional boxer stands tall at 6 feet 7 inches (2.06 m) and weighs 97 kg (214 lbs). Aside from Deontay Wilder height and weight, we will also look at the biography of the boxer, including his age, education, career, net worth, parents, siblings, wife, and children.
Deontay Leshun Wilder, who was born on October 22, 1985, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, is currently 37 years.
In 2004, Wilder completed his studies at Tuscaloosa Central High School and had always dreamed of playing football (wide receiver) or basketball (forward) for his hometown of Alabama Crimson Tide, but the birth of his first daughter and low grades forced him to go to the nearby Shelton State Community College and to pursue the boxing profession.
Wilder began his boxing journey in October 2005, after he joined Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport, Alabama, and started training under Jay Deas. Wilder was only 20 when he began his training. He shattered the favourites to win both the National Golden Gloves and the US championships, weighing 201 pounds (91 kilograms) by 2007.
Wilder began his journey late in boxing and started the sport after twenty years old. In his amateur years, Wilder was awarded bronze in the heavyweight division of the Olympic Games in 2008. This earned him the popular nickname “The Bronze Bomber”, which Wilder coined after Joe Louis, who was famous for his nickname “The Brown Bomber”.
From 2015 until 2020, Wilder was the holder of the WBC heavyweight title, making 10 successful defenses. Wilder became the first American world heavyweight champion since 2007 after winning the title. This was the longest time in the history of boxing without an American Heavyweight Champion.
Wilder is ranked as the world’s second-best active heavyweight by The Ring magazine, and third by ESPN, BoxRec, and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board as of October 2022.
Deontay Wilder has an estimated net worth of $30 million. The biggest paydays he has earned include $2 million from the first fight with Luis Ortiz, $10 million from the first with Tyson Fury, $10 million for Dominic Breazeale, $20 million for the Luis Ortiz rematch, and $28 million for the Tyson Fury rematch. In addition to February 2020’s Fury Rematch, Wilder’s overall career earnings exceed $70 million. Wilder made $45 million Between June 2019 and June 2020.
Parents and Siblings
Deontay Wilder, who is the second-oldest child of his parents, was born to Gary Wilder, his father who is an associate professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Deborah Wilder, his mother, who left the family leaving Gary to take care of the house.
Wilder comes from a family of Alabama preachers, including his grandmother and father. He has three sisters as well as an older brother. His older brother Marsellos Wilder is a professional boxer who is currently fighting in the division of cruiserweight. He has a record of 5-3. Wilder attended church every week when he was a kid. He has spoken about his faith in Christianity and has said “God is very important in my life.”
Wife and Children
Wilder has eight children. The first Wilder child, who is a girl with his ex-girlfriend Helen Duncan, was born in 2005, with Spina Bifida. Wilder has two more daughters and a son with Jessica Scales-Wilder, whom he got married to in 2009, and then divorced. Currently, Wilder is engaged and has a son with Telli Swift, who has been on the reality TV program, WAGS Atlanta.