Deontay Wilder Net Worth
$30 Million dollars
Deontay Wilder Bio
|Deontay Leshun Wilder
|Date of Birth
|October 22, 1985 (age 38)
|Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
|6 ft 7 in
How much is Deontay Wilder net worth?
Deontay Leshun Wilder is a professional American boxer who born on October 22, 1985 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Deontay Wilder net worth is around $30 million.
From 2015 to 2020, Wilder held the WBC heavyweight title. Winning this title since 2007 made him no. 1 American world heavyweight champion. It was the longest duration in boxing history in the absence of American heavyweight champion.
He is ranked as the third-best active heavyweight in the world by ESPN, The Ring magazine, BoxRec, and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Wilder started boxing late at 20 years of age. At the 2008 Olympics, he earned a bronze medal in the heavyweight division as an amateur.
After winning this battle, he got a nickname of “The Bronze Bomber”. Wilder stamped this nickname after Joe Louis, who was famous by the nickname of “The Brown Bomber”.
Wilder is famous for his extraordinary punching power. He knocked out his every opponent he has defeated. He has been remembered as one of the hardest punchers in the world boxing history.
He has an exceptional knockout-to-win percentage of 97.67% which is the highest overall in heavyweight history. He knocked out his opponents 20 times (48%) in the first round of the match.
He won the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year award for three times in the years 2016, 2017, and 2019. And in 2019, he is also a winner of the Ring magazine knockout of the Year award.
Deontay Wilder has a total of 8 children. His first child, a daughter born in 2005 with ex-girlfriend Helen Duncan. His first daughter suffered spina bifida. Wilder married Jessica Scales-Wilder in 2009 and later divorced.
With this marriage, he has two daughters and a son. Currently, Wilder is engaged to Telli Swift and has a child. He has been featured on the popular reality television show named “WAGS Atlanta”.
Wilder belongs to a religious family of Alabama preachers, his father and grandmother. He has three sisters and a younger brother. His younger brother name is Marsellos Wilder who is also a professional boxer.
Currently, Marsellos fights with a 5-3 record in the cruiserweight division. Wilder attended church every week as a youngster. He has a believer in Christianity. He says:
“God is very important in my life.”
In 2004, Deontay Wilder studied from Tuscaloosa Central High School. He had a dream of playing football or basketball for Alabama Crimson Tide, but he had to study in Shelton State Community College due to poor grades and his oldest daughter. There he focused on building a career in boxing.
Wilder was honored in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama with a statue in May, 2022. In pride of Wilder’s nickname, “The Bronze Bomber”, the statue is made out of bronze.
In November 2008 when Deontay was 23 years old, he started his pro boxing journey. He won the first match of his career by knocking out his opponent. He had nine fights in the next year and won each of them in the very first round.
He kept winning and had a winning streak of 25 fights, all fights finishing by the fourth round from 2009 to 2012.
His first major fight happened against Kelvin Price on December 15, 2012 who hadn’t lost any of his 13 previous fights. Deontay knocked Kelvin out in that fight.
Deontay kept winning fights from 2013 to late 2018. He won against famous fighters like Audley Harrison, Chris Arreola, and Jason Gavern.
Deontay knocked out Bermane Stiverne in the first round on November 4, 2017. Then, he defended his title by defeating Luis Ortiz in the 10th round on March 3, 2018. He made a staggering $2 million for that fight, which was his career highest payday yet.
First Tyson Fury Fight
Deontay had a super impressive record of 40 – 0 when he got arranged to fight British/Irish heavyweight Tyson Fury. Three years before that fight, Tyson shocked everyone by defeating Wladimir Klitschko.
That win should have led to a mega rematch with a big payday. But, unfortunately, Tyson went on a two-year wild ride gaining over 100 pounds and got declared unfit to fight by the doctors.
Tyson and Deontay finally came to fight in Las Vegas on December 1, 2018. Over 325,000 people paid money to watch the fight on Pay Per View. Tyson was sure to get $3 million, and Deontay got a guaranteed $4 million.
After 12 rounds, when the fight was declared a TIE, it surprised everyone. Both Fury and Wilder made more than $10 million each!
Deontay Wilder won the fight against Dominic Breazeale in the first round, scoring a knockout on May 18, 2019. Deontay likely made more than $10 million from that fight, including his purse and Pay Per View dollars.
Then, on November 23, 2019, Deontay won again against Luis Ortiz. He got a $3 million base, and the rematch guaranteed him a huge $20 million.
Second Tyson Fury Fight
In 2020, there was a rematch set with Tyson Fury. As it got closer, it was revealed that both fighters were sure to get $28 million with 50/50 cut of the Pay Per View money.
The major fight happened on February 22, 2020, and Tyson Fury became champion by winning against Deontay Wilder with a TKO in the seventh round.