Deontay Wilder is a professional boxer from the United States of America, who wanted to play basketball before being a professional boxer. Deontay Wilder is a WBC heavyweight world champion winner. Let’s find out more about how much is Deontay Wilder’s net worth in 2018.
Deontay Wilder Early Life
Deontay Leshun Wilder was born on October 22, 1985, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. His father is Gary Wilder, and his mother is Deborah Wilder.
Deontay Wilder finished his schooling from the Central High School in his hometown. He wanted to attend the University of Alabama and play for their American football college team, or their basketball team, but he had to study at the Shelton State Community College due to his daughter’s birth and health issue.
Deontay Wilder married Jessica Scales-Wilder in 2009. Deontay and Jessica gave birth to 2 daughters and 2 sons, Ava Wilder and Naieya Wilder, Deontay Wilder Jr., and Dereon Wilder.
Deontay Wilder Career
Deontay Wilder began his boxing career when he was 19 years old, training at the Skyy Boxing Gym when Jay Deas trained him. In 2007, he won the national amateur boxing heavyweight champions and the national Golden Gloves heavyweight champions. 1 year later, Deontay Wilder joined the 2008 Summer Olympics where he defeated the Moroccan heavyweight amateur boxer Mohamed Arjaoui, and the Algerian boxer Abdelaziz Touilbini, but he lost to the Italian boxer, Clemente Russo.
Deontay Wilder played his first professional boxing game ever in 2008 at the Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium where he defeated Ethan Cox. From 2009 and until 2012, he won 25 straight fights. Deontay Wilder won his first professional title ever at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena where he defeated Kelvin Price.
Deontay Wilder’s most noted fights were in 2013 against the British former professional boxer Audley Harrison in the United Kingdom, and same year against the Belarusian former professional boxer Siarhei Liakhovich at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. In 2014, Deontay Wilder had 3 notable fights, against the American professional boxer Malik Scott at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez indoor arena, against Jason Gavern at the StubHub Center, and at the MGM Grand Garden Arena against the Haitian-Canadian professional boxer Bermane Stiverne.
Since his professional career start, Deontay Wilder has never lost. He holds 39 professional career wins including 38 by knockout and 1 by decision
Awards & Achievements
Deontay Wilder doesn’t have any awards nominations or wins. However, his professional boxing record stands now at 39-0 which is a huge career success for him. Deontay Wilder won the World Boxing Council (WBS) Continental Americas heavyweight title, and he currently still holds the WBC heavyweight world champion’s title which has been with him since a while now as the days count is more than 1000 days. Deontay Wilder successfully defeated the WBC heavyweight world champion’s title 6 times.
Net Worth of Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder has an estimated net worth of more than $16 million. He made his fortune from being a professional boxing player that has been winning several great fights. Deontay Wilder earned $1 million for a fight that he played against Bermane Stiverne, $1.4 million for the fight against Chris Arreola where Deontay defeated his world’s champion’s title. In 2017, Deontay Wilder won $7 million in court because of the canceled fight that he had against Alexander Povetkin.
Deontay Wilder is currently one of the world’s best professional boxing players. Although he first wanted to play basketball or American football, boxing seems to be going great for him. Deontay Wilder has defeated the WBC heavyweight world champion’s 6 times, and now his professional boxing career record is 39-0. Deontay Wilder is married to Jessica Scales-Wilder, they have 4 children, and they are happily living together.