49 Facts About Deontay Wilder

1. Deontay Wilder has the best knockout streak between the three, but a points victory over Bermane Stiverne in January of 2015 ended a run of 32 in a row.

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2. Deontay Wilder continued: "All they had to do is say they were scared to fight period.

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3. Deontay Wilder says boxing struggles to compete with some of the more popular US sports.

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4. Deontay Wilder fought in amateur fights and turned professional after winning the bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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5. Deontay Wilder turned his boxing into a profession on 15 November 2008.

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6. Deontay Wilder continued to thrive in the boxing industry, defeating Quantis Graves twice at the Olympic trials.

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7. In 2004, Deontay Wilder joined Tuscaloosa Central High School before enrolling at Shelton State Community College, where he focused more on pursuing basketball and football careers.

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8. Deontay Wilder was 19 years old when he joined Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport, Alabama under the training of Jay Deas.

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9. Deontay Wilder is safeguarding the title of WBC heavyweight since 2015.

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10. Deontay Wilder was once arrested in Las Vegas for domestic battery by strangulation, which is a Class B or Class C felony on 4 May 2013.

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11. Deontay Wilder dropped Ortiz once in the fifth and twice more in the last round of that TKO win.

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12. Deontay Wilder upped his new stoppage streak to five with victories over Artur Szpilka, Chris Arreola and Gerald Washington.

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13. Deontay Wilder knocked down Molina in the fourth round, then twice more in the fifth.

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

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

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

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17. In 2007, Deontay Wilder won the National Golden Gloves title in just his 16th amateur fight and won the US amateur championship at 201 pounds.

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18. Deontay Wilder went to the Tuscaloosa Central High School in his hometown.

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19. Deontay Wilder is one of the most prominent heavyweight American boxers of his generation.

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20. Deontay Wilder won the WBC title in 2015 when he beat Bermane Stiverne and has since made seven successful defences.

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21. Deontay Wilder got into boxing originally to help support his sick daughter.

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22. Deontay Wilder wants fans to see 'body on the canvas'.

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23. Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder thinks he's fighting some fat English idiot—but he doesn't know what he's got himself into.

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24. Deontay Wilder has bitten off more than he can chew, says Tyson Fury ahead of world title showdown.

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25. Deontay Wilder was scheduled to be in Belfast to further promote the fight.

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26. Deontay Wilder was then trapped on the ropes taking head and body shots from Ortiz.

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27. Deontay Wilder was hurt badly in round 7 by a left hand from Ortiz.

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28. Deontay Wilder took control in round five, knocking Ortiz down once.

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29. Deontay Wilder weighed his lowest since turning professional in 2006, at 214 pounds.

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30. Deontay Wilder started the fight using his jab to keep Stiverne at distance.

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31. Deontay Wilder knocked Stiverne down three times before referee Arthur Mercante stopped the fight at 2:59 of the round.

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32. Midway through the 5th, Deontay Wilder got Washington against the ropes and landed a combination of power shots, the last shot being a left to the head of Washington, dropping him backwards against the ropes.

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33. Deontay Wilder dominated the entire fight with his sharp jab, which caused severe swelling to Arreola's left eye.

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34. On February 14, 2017, Deontay Wilder won $7 million plus legal fees after taxes, in court, over the cancellation of the fight.

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35. Deontay Wilder was due to make the fourth defense of his WBC heavyweight title against former WBA champion and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on 21 May 2016 at the Megasport Arena in Moscow, Russia.

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36. Deontay Wilder was not in a celebratory mood and claimed his concerns for Szpilka meant he was not in the mood for the confrontation with Fury at the time.

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37. Deontay Wilder earned $1.4 million for the fight compared to Molina, who received a $250,000 purse.

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38. Deontay Wilder showed respect for Molina after the bout, stating "I was really surprised he kept coming and hanging in there.

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39. On May 8, 2015, Deontay Wilder announced that he would make his first defense in his homestate of Alabama.

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40. Deontay Wilder showed that he could go 12 rounds and utilized his jab throughout.

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41. Deontay Wilder knocked out Scott at 1:36 of the first round.

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42. In February 2014 it was announced that Deontay Wilder would fight 33 year old American boxer Malik Scott in an eliminator for the WBC heavyweight title.

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43. Deontay Wilder caught Liakhovich with a big right hand, while Liakhovich was backed against the ropes, he went down heavily and began twitching.

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44. Deontay Wilder claimed the vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title, which he went on to successfully defend twice.

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45. Deontay Wilder fought patiently through the first two rounds and mostly measured Price.

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46. Deontay Wilder won his first title in professional boxing when he knocked out then unbeaten 37 year old Kelvin Price at the Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, on December 15, 2012.

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47. Deontay Wilder fought seven times in 2009, winning all the fights in round 1.

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48. Deontay Wilder made his debut at the age of 23 on November 15, 2008, at the Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee.

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49. Deontay Wilder started boxing in October 2005 when he entered Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport, Alabama and began training under Jay Deas.

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