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Episode 1622

Deontay Wilder
Mon, 2021-Oct-11 01:57 UTC
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With 423,310 views on Sunday, 10 October 2021 our article of the day is Deontay Wilder.

Deontay Leshun Wilder (; born October 22, 1985) is an American professional boxer. He held the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020, making 10 successful defenses. By winning the title, Wilder became the first American world heavyweight champion since 2004, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion. As of October 2021, he is ranked as the world's fourth-best active heavyweight by BoxRec, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and The Ring magazine. Wilder had a late start to boxing, taking up the sport at 20 years of age. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics. This led to his nickname of "The Bronze Bomber", which Wilder coined after Joe Louis, who was known by the nickname of "The Brown Bomber".

Wilder is known for his exceptional punching power, having knocked out every opponent he has defeated. His knockout-to-win percentage stands at 97.61% (69.23% in world heavyweight title fights, the fifth-highest in heavyweight history), with 20 knockouts in the first round. He is a three-time winner of the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year award (2016, 2017, 2019) and a winner of the Ring magazine Knockout of the Year award (2019).

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