Deontay Wilder is a famous American heavyweight boxer who is a former WBC heavyweight champion, find out what is his current net worth and career earnings, brief bio, age, height, and more

When Deontay won the WBC heavyweight title in 2015, he broke a nine-year drought of American heavyweight champions, the longest stre without an American champion.

Boxer Deontay Wilder: Net worth 2023, boxing fight record, losses, bio, age, height, wife

Wilder has fought with top boxers throughout his professional career including Tyson Fury, Luis Ortiz, and Dominic Breazeale.

Deontay Wilder net worth and career earnings

According to various sources, Deontay Wilder has an estimated net worth of around $30 million Some of his most notable earnings include:

  • $2 million from the first Luis Ortiz fight
  • $10 million for the first Tyson Fury fight
  • $10 million for Dominic Breazeale
  • $20 million for the Luis Ortiz rematch
  • $28 million for the Tyson Fury rematch

So far, Deontay’s total career earnings come to a total of over $70 million. Interestingly, he earned most of it between June 2019 and June 2020, where he earned $45 million.

Deontay Wilder brief bio

Deontay Wilder is an American heavyweight boxer who was born on October 22, 1985 Tuscaloosa, USA. He has a younger brother named Marsellos, who is also a professional boxer like Deontey. Wilder attended Tuscaloosa Central High School and graduated back in 2004. While studying in high school he dreamed of playing football and/or basketball for The University of Alabama.

However, he had a daughter with his then-girlfriend Helen Duncan in 2005. Sadly, their daughter was born with Spina Bifida, as such her health issues made it impossible for Deontay to attend The University of Alabama. Instead, he attended Shelton State Community College and gave up his dreams of playing division 1 college basketball and football.

Deontay briefly slipped into a deep depression and even considered committing suicide. However, he managed to come out of the depression, and eventually shifted his focus on boxing. Much to everyone’s surprise, despite beginning his training only after the age of 20, he took the boxing world by storm, by winning the National Golden Gloves and the US Championships two years later. He also won a Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympi in Beijing and recorded and amateur record of 30 – 5.

Age and height

Deontay Wilder is currently 37 years old and stands at a height of 6 ft 7 in or 2.01 m.

Professional Career

Deontay officially turned pro aged 23 back in November 2008 and won his first bout by TKO. The following year, Deontay won nine fights all in the first round. Between the years 2009 and 2012, he went on a 25-fight winning stre, winning all of those bouts by the fourth round.

His first major professional fight took place on December 15, 2012 against Kelvin Price. Despite entering the fight with a 13 – 0 record, Deontay knocked Kelvin out. Deontay continued his winning stre from 2013 through late 2018 registering notable wins against top fighters like Audley Harrison, Jason Gavern and Chris Arreola among others.

Deontay Wilder

division heavy
bouts 46
rounds 162
KOs 91.3%
career 2008-2022

Deontay’s fights with Tyson Fury

Deontay’s fights with Tyson Fury are some of his most memorable fights. He fought twice with the British/Irish heavyweight, with each fight bringing in massive paydays. The pair should have had three fights, but Tyson went on a two-year drug and alcohol binge. He had gained over 100 pounds and was declared medically unfit to fight.

Tyson and Deontay eventually fought on December 1, 2018 in Las Vegas. Tyson won a guaranteed $3 million while Deontay won a guaranteed $4 million. After 12 rounds of intense boxing, the fight shockingly ended in a draw.

The two then had a rematch with both fighters guaranteed $28 million each, plus a 50/50 cut of pay-per-view profits. Tyson Fury eventually came out as the champion with a TKO in the seventh round.

Wife and children

Deontay has 8 children. He has two daughters and a son with his ex-wife Jessica Scales-Wilder. As of this writing Deontay is engaged to television personality Telli Swift who was featured on the television show “WAGS Atlanta”.


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