Deontay Leshun Wilder is an American professional boxer. He is the current WBC world heavyweight champion and an Olympic bronze medalist. Nicknamed “The Bronze Bomber”, Wilder is known for his punching power and boasts a 97% knockout win ratio. 18 of those knockouts were scored in the 1st round. In 2007, Wilder won the United States Championship and in the same year he won the National Golden Gloves title.
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 Olympicbronze 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.
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