Deontay Wilder

Among those reading this, who are regular viewers of professional boxing, must be knowing about the American professional boxer, Deontay Wilder. Currently, ranked third among best active heavyweight, Deontay is a prolific player with numerous records by his name. He is known for breaking the streak of the longest period without an American heavyweight champion.

Well, how well do you know about Deontay Wilder? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Deontay Wilder’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Deontay Wilder to date.

Biography and Early Life

On the 22nd of October 1985, in the city of Tuscaloosa in Alabama, Deontay Wilder was born. He belongs to African-American descent. His parents are Gary Wilder (father) and Deborah Wilder (mother). He has a brother named Marsellos Wilder, who too is a professional boxer.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Deontay Wilder in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Deontay Wilder’s age is 35 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 22 October 1985. Though, he is 6′7″ in feet and inches and 201 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 216lbs in Pound and 96kg in Kilograms.


Deontay got his schooling from the Tuscaloosa Central High School. He also took admission to Shelton State Community College, but due to some personal problems wasn’t able to complete the degree. From his student life only, he was very passionate about playing Basketball and wanted to represent Alabama Crimson Tribe.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Deontay married quite early in 2009 with Jessica Scales. The couple had four children together. But, when things didn’t fare up between them, they got divorced. Deontay had another relationship with Telli Swift, and they even got engaged in 2018. Together they have two children.

Even before his first marriage, just at the age of 19, Deontay had become the father of his daughter named Naieya, with one of his previous relationships. Unfortunately, she was born with a spinal disorder, Spina Bifida. All this meant that Deontay had to shelve all his dreams for a while and delve into the world of Boxing as a means to earn money and cure his daughter.

Is Deontay Wilder Gay?

No, as per all the sources searched for this article, nothing is conforming to this. Also, Deontay has had two significant relationships and is the father of eight children in total. So, his sexual orientation seems Straight.

Professional Career

Deontay decided to pursue boxing as his career in 2005. For this purpose, he started getting trained by Jay Deas in the Skyy Boxing Gym. He made his professional boxing debut in 2008 and was having a prolific record for quite a while. He even won the Bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics, which earned him the nickname ‘The Bronze Bomber. But, after defeating gold medalist Audley Harrison, he decided to take retirement.

He returned in 2014 and won the WBC Heavyweight Title in 2015. This was also an end to the biggest streak of a non-American as WBC title. Since then, he has defended the title 10 times consecutively. The biggest strength of Deontay is considered his punching power. He has won 20 knockouts right in the first round, and his Knockout-to-Win percentage stands at 98%. Currently, he is ranked at Number 3 at Best Active Heavyweight by BoxRec, Transnational Boxing Ranking Board, and The Ring magazine.


Deontay has been a champion player all the way. Other than many matches and championships, he has also won many awards and accolades. He has won the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout Award thrice. He also won the Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year Award in 2019.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Deontay Wilder in 2021

Deontay is one of the most valuable players in the world at the moment. He has earned a lot of money through his championships. As of 2021, his net worth is close to $35 million, which we all know is a humongous amount.

Deontay Wilder is a famous professional boxer. He wanted to be a sports[person from the very beginning, but not a boxer. But, her daughter’s disease and need for money tempted him to get into boxing. The rest, as they say, is history. He went on to win many titles and make numerable records, including 10-time defender of WBC Heavyweight and winning the Bronze Medal in the Olympics. Today his knockout records are just a dream for many aspiring boxers. At last, we would like to congratulate him on his successful career and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.


Facts of Deontay Leshun Wilder

  • Gender Male
  • full nameDeontay Leshun Wilder
  • birthplaceTuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Date of Birth October 22, 1985
  • Age 38 years 4 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$35 million
  • professionProfessional Boxer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 96 Kg, In Pounds – 216 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 201 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′7″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolTuscaloosa Central High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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