Last Updated on April 21, 2022
Deontay Wilder is an American professional boxer, who held the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020 and he has a net worth of 46 500 000$. (1).
|Net Worth||46 500 000$|
|Born||October 22, 1985 ,
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
How much money does Deontay Wilder have?
Deontay Wilder is an American boxer who competes as a heavyweight. In January 2015 he became world champion of the WBC(2). He kept the title for five years until he suffered the first defeat of his career in February 2020. The estimated assets of Deontay Wilder are 30.5 million $.
The beginning of a successful boxing career
Wilder, born 1985 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, was a versatile athlete during his school days. Because of his height of 2.01 meters he preferred basketball and football. However, at the age of 20, which is quite high for a beginner, he started boxing in 2005. He had his first fight as an amateur in October 2005, and only two years later he became US heavyweight champion. He then qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he finally won the bronze medal.
After the Olympics Deontay Wilder decided to become a professional. He ended his amateur career with a record of 30 wins and five defeats. He fought his first professional fight against his fellow countryman Ethan Cox, whom he defeated in the second round after a technical knockout. It was the start of an impressive winning streak. By January 2015, Wilder had not only won each of his 32 fights. He also knocked out all of his opponents in the fourth round at the latest, thus earning the American a chance at the WBC World Championship title.
World heavyweight champion
The fight between the Canadian title holder Bermane Stiverne and his challenger Deontay Wilder took place on January 17, 2015 in Las Vegas. Wilder did not send Stiverne to the boards, but defeated him unanimously on points. Thus The Bronze Bomber, as Wilder’s combat name is, crowned himself heavyweight world champion. By the end of 2018, he had defended his title seven times in his usual manner – by knocking out his opponents in rows. On December 1, 2018 Wilder met Tyson Fury in Los Angeles. It was to be the first fight that Deontay Wilder did not win. After twelve rounds the fight ended in a draw according to the jury’s decision.
On February 22, 2020 Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought against each other again. For the first time in his career, Wilder was sent to the boards and finally had to give up in the seventh round. Thus the boxer lost his world championship title and was also no longer undefeated. However, he made use of his right to challenge Fury to a third fight.
Wilder deserves this with boxing
Since he held the world championship title, Deontay Wilder has been able to call up higher and higher fight exchanges. For example, he earned around 1.8 million euros with his fight against the Cuban Luis Ortiz in March 2018. In his first fight against Tyson Fury in December 2018, Wilder’s stock exchange already amounted to around 8.9 million euros. The return match against Ortiz, which took place in November 2019, brought Wilder around 17.7 million euros. He took his highest stock exchange to date for his second fight against Fury. Both boxers were guaranteed a payout of around 24.8 million euros, plus shares from the pay-per-view sales.
One of the best earning sportsmen worldwide
In view of these huge sums of money from boxing matches, the sponsorship money is rather small. Deontay Wilder collects 440,000 $ annually from his sponsor Everlast. According to Forbes, Deontay Wilder earned around 40 million $ between July 2019 and June 2020. This amount catapulted him to 20th place on the list of the world’s highest income athletes.
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