Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder

“The Bronze Bomber”

RECORD

37 - 0 - 0

KOs

36

Weight 226 lbs (102.73 kg)

Age 30

Home Tuscaloosa, Alabama,

Complete Stats

A natural talent in the ring, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder has rapidly progressed from inexperienced Olympian to world heavyweight champion. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Chris Arreola

Jul 16, 2016 / Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

Wilder broke his right hand but gained a stoppage after eight rounds to retain his heavyweight title.

Latest News

Latest
PBC Jabs Premier Boxing ChampionsPBC Boxing Video
Sep 22, 2016 / PBC Jabs, Deontay Wilder, Keith Thurman, Leo Santa Cruz

Wilder does D.C., Thurman sends a message and Santa Cruz hangs out in PBC Jabs

This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy reviews Deontay Wilder’s trip to Washington, D.C., outlines Keith Thurman’s open letter to boxing fans and asks Leo Santa Cruz about a possible title rematch with Carl Frampton.

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Sep 19, 2016 / Deontay Wilder

Wilder receives, delivers inspiration in visit to Washington, D.C.

Deontay Wilder is still recovering from injuries sustained in his last fight, but the heavyweight champion was plenty active over the weekend in Washington, D.C.

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Aug 5, 2016 / Artur Beterbiev, Sakio Bika, Marcus Browne, Andre Dirrell, Jamel Herring, John Jackson, Julius Jackson, Abner Mares, Errol Spence Jr., Rau'shee Warren, Deontay Wilder

PBC fighters reflect on their Olympic experiences

Competing for one’s country at the Olympics is one of the greatest honors an athlete can achieve. With the Rio Summer Games getting underway this weekend, some of PBC’s Olympic veterans shared their own memories and offered advice to this year’s athletes.

Fights

Fights

Jul 16, 2016 Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

Deontay Wilder WINS against Chris Arreola by TKO in Round 8 of 12

Win vs Artur Szpilka 35-0-0

Jan 16, 2016 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Artur Szpilka by KO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Johann Duhaupas

Sep 26, 2015 Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama

Deontay Wilder WINS against Johann Duhaupas by TKO in Round 11 of 12

Win vs Bermane Stiverne 24-1-1

Jan 17, 2015 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Bermane Stiverne by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Jason Gavern 25-16-4

Aug 16, 2014 StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Jason Gavern by RTD in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Malik Scott 36-1-1

Mar 15, 2014 Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Deontay Wilder WINS against Malik Scott by KO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Nicolai Firtha 21-10-1

Oct 26, 2013 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Nicolai Firtha by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Siarhei Liakhovich 25-5-0

Aug 09, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Siarhei Liakhovich by KO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Audley Harrison 31-6-0

Apr 27, 2013 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Deontay Wilder WINS against Audley Harrison by TKO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Matthew Greer 15-8-0

Jan 19, 2013 Centro de Convenciones, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

Deontay Wilder WINS against Matthew Greer by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Kelvin Price 13-0-0

Dec 15, 2012 Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Kelvin Price by KO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Damon McCreary 14-0-0

Sep 08, 2012 The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Damon McCreary by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Kertson Manswell 23-5-0

Aug 04, 2012 Exposition Hall, Mobile, Alabama, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Kertson Manswell by TKO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Owen Beck 29-10-0

Jun 23, 2012 Killer Buzz Arena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Owen Beck by RTD in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Jesse Oltmanns 10-2-0

May 26, 2012 Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Deontay Wilder WINS against Jesse Oltmanns by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Marlon Hayes 23-10-0

Feb 25, 2012 Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Marlon Hayes by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs David Long 11-1-2

Nov 26, 2011 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against David Long by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Daniel Cota 17-3-1

Nov 05, 2011 Centro de Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Deontay Wilder WINS against Daniel Cota by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Dominique Alexander 20-11-1

Aug 27, 2011 Water Oaks Farm Arena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Dominique Alexander by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Damon Reed 46-15-0

Jun 18, 2011 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Damon Reed by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Reggie Pena 6-6-0

May 06, 2011 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Reggie Pena by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs DeAndrey Abron 15-6-0

Feb 19, 2011 Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against DeAndrey Abron by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Dan Sheehan 11-38-0

Dec 02, 2010 Hilton Towers Ballroom, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Dan Sheehan by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Harold Sconiers 17-20-2

Oct 15, 2010 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Harold Sconiers by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Shannon Caudle 9-0-1

Sep 25, 2010 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Shannon Caudle by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Dustin Nichols 4-2-0

Jul 03, 2010 Club Palace, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Dustin Nichols by RTD in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Alvaro Morales 4-7-5

Apr 30, 2010 Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Alvaro Morales by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Ty Cobb 7-1-0

Apr 02, 2010 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Ty Cobb by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Jerry Vaughn 2-0-1

Nov 28, 2009 Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Jerry Vaughn by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Travis Allen 3-4-0

Aug 14, 2009 Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Travis Allen by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Kelsey Arnold 1-2-2

Jun 26, 2009 Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Kelsey Arnold by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Charles Brown 6-15-1

May 23, 2009 Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Charles Brown by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Joseph Rabotte 3-5-0

Apr 24, 2009 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Joseph Rabotte by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Richard Greene Jr 1-1-0

Mar 14, 2009 Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Richard Greene Jr by RTD in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Shannon Gray 1-0-0

Mar 06, 2009 Trotter Convention Center, Columbus, Mississippi, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Shannon Gray by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Ethan Cox 2-2-1

Nov 15, 2008 Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Deontay Wilder WINS against Ethan Cox by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Stats

Deontay Wilder “The Bronze Bomber”

  • WINS 37
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 36

Weight 226 lbs (102.73 kg)

Height 6'7" (2.01 m)

Reach 83" (211 cm)

  • Born

    October 22, 1985
  • Age

    30
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Trains in

    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    107
  • KO Percentage

    97%
  • Boxing Hero

    Thomas Hearns

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Bio

Bio

Chiseled 6-foot-7-inch Deontay Wilder dropped out of college and turned to boxing in 2005 to support his daughter, who was born with spina bifida. He was a quick study, winning the U.S. Olympic trials in his 21st amateur fight and earning an Olympic bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games. After winning his first 32 professional bouts by knockout, Wilder capped his rapid ascent by capturing a share of the world heavyweight title in January 2015.

Like countless other boys born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Wilder always wanted to play football or basketball for his hometown University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

However, the 6-foot-7-inch Wilder’s goals changed in 2005, when his daughter, Naieya, was born with spina bifida, a serious birth defect of the spinal cord.

A freshman at Tuscaloosa’s Shelton State Community College at the time, Wilder left school and was soon working two jobs in order to support his daughter, who doctors said might never be able to walk.

In an attempt to earn more money, Wilder took up boxing shortly thereafter and was an extremely quick study.

Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder trades blows with Morocco's Mohammed Arjaoui during a quarterfinal match at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Fast track to the Olympics

In 2007, Wilder won the National Golden Gloves title in just his 16th amateur fight and also won the U.S. amateur championship at 201 pounds.

He won the U.S. Olympic trials in just his 21st amateur bout, and earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games. It was the only medal won by a U.S. boxer.

“His work ethic is incredible and he hits so hard,” USA Boxing coach Dan Campbell said.

Wilder, a.k.a. “The Bronze Bomber,” was simply following the lead of Naieya, who was walking by 2008.

“She’s my inspiration,” he said before the Olympics. “She’s doing so many things that the doctors said she might not be able to do.”

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A strong first impression

Possessing tremendous punching power and an 83-inch reach, Wilder made his professional debut in November 2008, gaining a second-round technical knockout of Ethan Cox in Nashville, Tennessee.

Trained by former 147-pound world champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Mark Breland, Wilder made quick work of his first 22 opponents, defeating each of them within four rounds, including 14 in the opening round.

Wilder stepped up his level of competition in June 2012, facing former world title contender Owen Beck.

Fighting before a hometown crowd in Tuscaloosa, Wilder floored his opponent in the first and second rounds, and twice more in the third.

He was declared the winner after Beck failed to answer the bell to start Round 4.

Deontay Wilder and Nicolai Firtha
Deontay Wilder fires a right hand during his victory over Nicolai Firtha in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 26, 2013.

Climbing the ladder to greatness

Wilder defeated two straight unbeaten prospects in 2012 to establish himself as a fast-rising title contender.

He knocked out Damon McCreary, who entered the ring at 14-0, in the second round in Costa Mesa, California, in September.

Wilder then gained a third-round KO in December of Kelvin Price, who came into the bout in Los Angeles with a perfect 13-0 mark.

Wilder gained two more quick stoppages in early 2013, including a first-round TKO of former European titleholder Audley Harrison in Sheffield, England.

He then gained the biggest win of his career at the time in August 2013, knocking out former world champion Siarhei Liakhovich with a straight right hand in the first round in Indio, California.

Wilder ran his record to 30-0 in October 2013, knocking down Nicolai Firtha twice in the first round before finishing him off in the fourth in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Deontay Wilder and Bermane Stiverne
Deontay Wilder punishes Bermane Stiverne during their heavyweight championship fight in Las Vegas on January 17, 2015.

Winning a world championship

Wilder put himself on the verge of a world title shot by easily defeating two opponents in 2014.

He gained a first-round KO of Malik Scott in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in March, and then stopped Jason Gavern in the fourth round in Carson, California, in August.

The win over Scott made Wilder the mandatory challenger for the world championship held by Bermane Stiverne.

Wilder entered the title bout with Stiverne with a record of 32-0 with 32 KOs.

Fighting at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 17, 2015, which was also Muhammad Ali’s 73rd birthday, Wilder controlled the action from the opening bell.

Wilder’s superior reach prevented Stiverne from getting inside, and the Bronze Bomber came close to finishing off the champion in the second and seventh rounds.

Wilder failed to keep his KO streak alive, but easily won a 12-round unanimous decision to become the first U.S.-born fighter to hold a heavyweight title since Shannon Briggs in 2007.