Deontay Wilder


Birthday October 22, 1985

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Tuscaloosa, AL

Age 38 years old

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Became known for winning two major titles in 2007: the WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship and the U.S. Amateur Boxing Championship.

Before Fame

He turned professional in October 2005.


He was the only American boxer to win a medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Family Life

He has children named Naieya, Ava, and Dereon with Jessica Scales, whom he married in 2009 and later divorced. He also has a son and a daughter with Telli Swift. He and Swift got engaged in 2018.

Associated With

He and Florida-born fighter Ray Mercer both won the United States Amateur Boxing Championships as heavyweights.