Deontay Wilder Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Jan 31, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
Deontay Wilder was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on October 22, 1985
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About Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder is a previous WBC heavyweight champion and an American professional boxer.
In February 2020, he lost his title against Tyson Fury when his cornermen quit in the 7th round. Wilder is currently placed #3 among the top-listed heavyweights in the boxing world, according to the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, after his defeat to The Gypsy King.
He is a pro boxer from the United States. The Bronze Bomber is recognized for his unusual fighting style, which entails setting up his deadly right hand, which has unequaled strength in the sport. The BoxRec and The Ring magazine rated him the planet's fourth-best current heavyweight since October 2021.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Deontay Wilder's net worth?

Deontay Wilder has owned a net worth of over $30 million since about 2021, according to Forbes. As per reports, the comeback with Fury earned him $25 million, giving it the highest-paid fight until September 2021.

How much does Deontay Wilder earn per year?

There is still no information about his annual income.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Deontay Wilder?

Deontay Wilder stands 6 ft 5 in (201 cm) tall.

How old is Deontay Wilder?

Deontay Wilder got 35 years old in 2021.

Childhood And Education

Deborah Wilder and Gary Wilder are the names of Wilder's mother and father, respectively. He is one of four siblings.
Deontay Wilder attended Central High School and Shelton State Community College afterward to further his education.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Deontay Wilder’s partner?

Deontay Wilder'srelationship status is engaged, as per Social Media Reports. Telli Swift is his partner's name.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The Bronze Bomber earned his professional debut in 2008 when he was 23. Deontay Wilder faced Ethan Cox and took him down thrice to a TKO victory in the second round. Wilder has amassed an incredible 25-bout winning run by mid-October of 2012, with each fight ending in a knockout. These fights all finished in the fourth round. Wilder claimed the WBC title in 2015. He began his professional career in October 2005, before his fame.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder went to war on October 9. The Gypsy King triumphed by knockout in the 11th round. However, the Alabama native's warrior spirit and determination captured the hearts of many.Fury's organizer Bob Arum said that the Allegiant Stadium of Las Vegas had been secured for Wilder's trilogy fight against Fury on July 24, 2021.
From 2015 to 2016, Deontay Wilder was the WBC heavyweight champion. He has ten successful defenses in his boxing career. In 2007, he became the first American to win the world heavyweight title. Before his initial bout against former champion Fury at Los Angeles, the 'Bronze Bomber' had taken his previous 40 fights, 39 via knockout.

Charity Work

He was dubbed Boxing's Ambassador of Peace by Pope Francis in 2019, and he is well-known in his homeland of Alabama.

What awards has Deontay Wilder won?

Wilder secured the U.S. Olympic trials and a bronze medal in the Beijing Games of 2008 as an amateur. In boxing, this was the only medal returned to the United States.

Deontay Wilder’s Hobbies And Interests

His favorite pastimes are having tattoos, playing video games, and working out at the gym.

Other Interesting Deontay Wilder Facts And Trivia

When Tyson Fury punched out his challenger, many people began criticizing, insulting, and demeaning Deontay Wilder. Some dubbed him a 'sore loser' and a ‘clown.’
After his loss, few boxers have tried to accomplish what Wilder showed on October 9 versus Tyson Fury.
Though he has lost both games to The Gypsy King, it is worth noting that he won 42 other victories on his resume.
Deontay Wilder entered the war, suffered, and inspired millions of people to never give up in life.
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Deontay Wilder Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Deontay Leshun Wilder

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201 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

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Professional Boxer


Shelton State Community College

Net Worth



Telli Swift


Deborah Wilder, Gary Wilder


Marsellos Wilder
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Written by Martha Martins

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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