Deontay Lesun Wilder Career, Personal Life and Net Worth

Deontay Leshun, winner of WBC heavyweight champions from 2015 to 2020 is an American boxer. After this achievement, he is the first boxer who holds the title for a long time. He is also known asThe Bronze Bomber” and he is a three-time winner of the Primer Boxing Championships Knockout of the year.

Deontay Lesun Early Life

Deontay Lesun’s real name is Deontay Lesun Wilder, he was born on 22 October 1985, in Tuscaloosa Alabama in the U.S. His height is 6 ft 7 inches. He start his career as a boxer in 2005. He was 20 years when he start Gym with his coach Jay Deas. In 2007, he wins National Golden Gloves and US Championships.

Deontay qualified Olympics by defending Deivis Julio, and Rafael Lima. He complete his education at Tuscaloosa Central High School, and he wants to become a football player but because of his financial condition, he could not attend any academy.

But forcibly he moved towards boxing with depression at that time he wanted to do suicide, “You don’t think about what effect it would cause for your family, your daughter, your kids and so forth and so on… In that state of mind, you just become selfish. You think of the inner pain and the outer pain that you’re feeling right at that very moment in time.”

Deontay Lesun’s  Career

Deontay start his boxing career as his profession in 2008 against Ethan Cox. In 2012 he fight with 25 and knockout all in just four rounds, including Owen Beck, DeAndrey Abron, and Damon Reed former WBO challenger but won his first title by defeating Kelvin Price. In 2013, he fight with former Olympic gold winner Audley Harrison in the UK.

As Harrison was a powerful boxer he announced that if he lost the match then he retired. And four days later Harri announce his retirement at an age of 41. Golden Boy again promotes Deontay fighting against Siarhei Liakhoich, WBO heavyweight championship. As Deontay beat Siarhei very badly, later he complained against Deontay because he hit him with an illegal punch in the neck and ear.  

Deontay Lesun: WBC Heavyweight Champion

This championship started in 2015, in Las Vegas, Deontay win this by defeating Stiverne where Wilder performed 37%. After winning this fight he dedicates his performance to his daughter who is disabled and his role model Muhammad Ali. Earning during this fight is $ 1 million by Deontay and Stiverne $ 910,000, and one more division taken by Deontay is that he left Golden Boy and join Al Haymon. Again he fights in his own state Albama after 2012, with Eric Molina.

Eric lost this fight and Deontay praised him by saying, “I was really surprised he kept coming and hanging in there. A lot of people said he wouldn’t even be around, he wouldn’t last. There were a lot of doubters, but he showed a lot of heart, and I needed that kind of guy to fight here in Alabama.” 

Then fight with Johann Duhupas and defeat him using TKO till his blood comes out. “We knew he was tough. We knew he was mentally tough. We knew he was going to come. That’s why you can’t criticize anybody you don’t know. The scariest people are the ones you don’t know” stated Deontay for Johann and Wilder earn $ 1.4 million. As this was unbelievable that 2.2 million viewers lived with the fight.

Now it is time yo a tough match for Wilder to escape his total from Artur Szpika, as Artur is a compatible boxer he is heavy on Wilder in the beginning but at last, Wilder wins the fight with a score of 78-74.

After some time Tyson Fury enters the ring because Wilder judges him in an interview by giving him 5 out of 10. But Wilder explained “We risk our lives in there for your entertainment. I want to knock my opponents out, but not hurt them. I want them to be able to go home to their family.” 

After a four-year journey with the heavyweight champion, Wilder finally fight with Fury II in 2019. Wilder lost this match and his coach stated that “Mark [Breland] threw in the towel, I didn’t think he should’ve. Deontay’s the kind of guy that’s a go out on his shield kind of guy and he will tell you straight up ‘Don’t throw the towel in’.”  In this way, he lost his title after five years.

After Title Losing Career

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Wilder also said, “I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough tonight. I’m not sure what happened.”

In 2021 again he fight with Tyson Fury for the third time. This time Wilder got angered and wants his previous rivals back. But it was postponed because of COVID-19. But unfortunately, he lost this time also, at eleven rounds. Tyson Fury praised him by saying that, a “top fighter”, but criticized him for being a “sore loser” and refusing to “show any sportsmanship or respect”.

Wilder also said, “I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough tonight. I’m not sure what happened.” Tyson Fury’s Promoter Bob Arum said, “I’ve been in this business 57 years promoting fights and I have to say I’ve truly never seen a heavyweight fight as magnificent as this.”

Deontay Lesun’s Personal Life

Leon’s first girlfriend is Helen Duncan, who gave birth to a daughter. Then he married Jessica Scales-Wilder but divorced after some time. This couple had three children two daughters and a son. Now he is in a relationship with Telli Swift. Wilder has three sisters and a brother who is also a boxer. Wilder thought, “God is very important in my life.”

In 2013, he come in and was spotted with a woman in a hotel who alleged physical assimilation and called the police. Later he was released by paying $15,000 bonds.

Police stated that “the woman had swollen eyebrows, a possibly broken nose, a cut lip, and red marks on her neck”. Later that woman transferred to the University Medical Centre of Southern Nevada for her injuries. Later Paul Patterson alleged that he “instinctively acted under the false impression that someone was stealing from him,” and that he “regrets his actions”. 

Deontay Lesun’s Net Worth

 Deontay’s net worth is estimated at $30 million as he held the title hold heavyweight for five years. He earns more money during his title matches from 2015 to 2020. Other endorsements are not described on social media. But he is a fabulous fighter. Hope you get all information regarding this vendor’s full boxer.


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