Are you missing the heavyweight boxing matches that happened until March? The impact of the lockdown has affected all industries, more or less, with most sporting events postponed or canceled. We cannot wait for the coronavirus pandemic to subside soon, but here we are taking a look at some of those players who had some good games before the pandemic hit the world. Of them, we will take time to talk about Deontay Wilder, who has been the heavyweight title champion for the past five years.
In this article, we are going to discuss his life and the matches he has played so far in making him the ultimate beast of the game. He has a tremendous track record in the number of fights he has played so far and keeps aspiring millions of people throughout the world. So without any further ado, let us take a look at his early life and journey to success in the next segment.
The Early Life To Success of Deontay Wilder
Born as Deontay Leshun Wilder, he has been one of the more popular heavyweight boxers of his time, defending his championship title for the past five years. Since his childhood days, he was into sports and wanted to become either a footballer or a basketball player. He got married early and currently has two children, one of whom has spinal issues. To cope up with the financial pressure, he had to do several odd jobs in order to fend for his family. Ultimately, boxing became his pavement to gain financial freedom.
Starting by boxing at the Sky Boxing Gym in Alabama, he further went on to win the US championships and also defeated Quantis Graves in the Olympics trials. His amateur career ended with a 30-5 record. So far, he has played 44 matches out of which only 1 has been a draw and a loss respectively! Can you keep up with that?
Wilder’s Boxing Journey So Far
His professional debut took flight in the year 2008 when he went up against Ethan Cox. The following year, he took part in 7 bouts and won smoothly in the first round itself. By 2012, there was no stopping him as he went on to win 25 bouts all on his own.
He had an exciting match against Audley Harrisson in the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield which also turned out to be his first fight in the United Kingdom. Harrison shortly retired after his defeat to Wilson. Further, Wilder went up against Mallik Scott in 2014. In the Return To Glory advent of 2015, and caked Bermane Stiverne all throughout the match. This made him the WBC heavyweight champion.
In the next segment, we will talk about Wilder’s net worth and his associations that have helped him with his earnings so far.
Wilder’s Net Worth and What Lies Ahead
Since then, he has come a long way to the point of earning $14 million in his bout against Luis Ortez in 2018. His current estimated net worth is $30 million since he won the same from all his fights. He is also known to have a sponsored deal with Everlast.
His last match was against Tyson Fury on 22dn February 2020 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada where he lost in the sixth round. Even though this was his first loss, his legacy is expected to continue once the matches resume after the lockdown is over.
To Sum Up
Deontay Wilder has remained a true fighting spirit and has come a long way from having humble beginnings. While he remains the ultimate champion inside the ring with varying personalities outside of it, we wish him nothing but success and cannot wait to see how far he comes through in his career.