How many kids does Deontay Wilder have

Last Modified Dec 22, 2023 13:53 GMT


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American boxer Deontay Wilder was born on October 22, 1985. He successfully defended the WBC heavyweight championship ten times between 2015 and 2020. After winning the title, Wilder became the first American heavyweight champion in the world since 2007, which was the longest stretch of time without an American heavyweight champion in boxing history.


Wilder has won the Knockout of the Year title from Premier Boxing Champions three times (2016, 2017, and 2019), as well as the Knockout of the Year award from Ring magazine once in 2019.


Beginning boxing at the age of 20, Wilder got a delayed start to the sport. He competed in the 2008 Olympics as an amateur, winning a bronze medal in the heavyweight class. This gave rise to his moniker "The Bronze Bomber," which Wilder chose to adopt in honor of Joe Louis, who went by the moniker "The Brown Bomber."


As one of the hardest punchers in boxing history, Wilder is renowned for his remarkable hitting power, having knocked out every opponent he has faced. At 97.67%, he has the best knockout-to-win ratio in heavyweight history, having finished 20 of his bouts (48%) in the opening round.


It was revealed in August 2022 that Wilder will face his first opponent a year after losing to Tyson Fury (October 2021). His most recent bout was revealed to be between Wilder and Robert Helenius of Finland, and it was set for October 15, 2022, at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. At 2:57 of the opening frame on fight night, Wilder defeated Helenius with a quick right hand.


In 2023, The Ring magazine, ESPN, and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ranked him as the third-best active heavyweight in the world.



Deontay Wilder Kids


Deontay Wilder has eight kids as of 2023. Five of the eight are Naieya Wilder, Kaorii Lee Wilder, Dereon Wilder, Ava Wilder, and Deontay Wilder Jr. Unfortunately, the identities of the other three are unknown. Eight children, three boys and five girls, including four with his ex-wife Jessica Scales, are in the possession of the former heavyweight world champion. Deontay Wilder and Telli Swift originally met in 2015 and then began dating. They engaged in 2018 and had a daughter named Kaorii Lee Wilder.


Wilder said, “I have eight; I want four more. Twelve is an even number for me. I want 50. Twelve would be my ideal number, but I would love 50, but I’d have to find the women to do that. Unfortunately, my wife is only one woman."


Early fatherhood, financial hardship, and his daughter's medical condition were among the challenges that Wilder faced in the past. "The Bronze Bomber" managed to succeed and rise to prominence despite having little hope. He eventually became one of the most well-liked fighters.


Boxing was something that Wilder took seriously for his daughter as a means of helping to cover her medical expenses and escaping poverty in the process. Naieya Wilder was born in 2005 to Wilder and his ex-wife. She was born with a spinal disorder, and doctors predicted she would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Naieya, on the other hand, turned out to be perfectly fine in the future, and it was a memorable moment in Wilder's career.


*Last updated on December 22, 2023.

FAQs

A. Deontay Wilder has eight children as of 2023.


A. Deontay Wilder successfully defended the WBC heavyweight championship ten times between 2015 and 2020.


A. Deontay Wilder has the best knockout-to-win ratio in heavyweight history at 97.67%.


A. Deontay Wilder's most recent opponent was Robert Helenius, and they fought on October 15, 2022, at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.


A. Deontay Wilder took up boxing to escape poverty and cover his daughter's medical expenses; his daughter Naieya overcame Spina Bifida.


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