Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder has come a long way from stepping in the boxing gym for the first time in 2005. Since then, he became Golden Gloves champion, an Olympic Bronze Medalist and is currently one of the top ranked heavyweights in Professional Boxing. At 6 feet 7 inches, Deontay's imposing presence intimidates opponents both outside and inside the ring.
Deontay's amateur career lasted from 2006 until 2008. In that time he won the National Golden Gloves Title, the USA Boxing National Title, the Olympics Trials National Title and the Bronze at the Beijing Olympics. Deontay was the only U.S. Medalist in the Olympics. He did all of this with only 30 total bouts of experience, which had never been done before in the history of amateur boxing.
After completing his impressive amateur run in 2008, Deontay decided to turn professional. He was immediately signed by Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and had his first professional bout in November of that year.
Deontay did not disappoint. He knocked out his opponent in the 2nd round beginning a knockout streak that continues today. His latest knockout runs his record to 30 wins, 30 knockouts and 0 losses. He is primed to become the next Heavyweight Champion of the World.
Deontay lives in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is trained by Jay Deas at Skyy Gym in neighboring Northport.
Deontay has been featured in the Washington Post, MSNBC, USA Today, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights, HBO, The New York Times, NBC, Ring Magazine and Sports Illustrated, to name a few.
Deontay is the current WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion, currently ranked in the top 3 in the nation and top 10 in the world.
He has fought in 4 continents and is continuing his quest to become Heavyweight Champion of the World!