After falling to Tyson Fury in his trilogy match, Deontay Wilder’s boxing career appeared uncertain. The fighter’s bronze statue was unveiled on Wednesday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Wilder made it obvious that he still plans to fight again.
In December 2018, in Wilder’s 41st fight, Fury and Wilder battled to a split draw in a contest that many believed Fury would win after getting up from the canvas following a hard knockdown in the final round. Wilder fought Fury again two fights later in February 2020, losing by TKO in Round 7 in a lopsided contest.
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Unveiling of the Deontay Wilder statue in Tuscaloosa
On Wednesday, Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder, a former WBC heavyweight boxing champion, was honoured by a new statue presented by the city of Tuscaloosa. View the video up top.
From 2015 through 2020, Wilder held the heavyweight championship. At the 2008 Olympics, he took home a bronze medal in the heavyweight division as an amateur. On Jack Warner Parkway, the statue is situated in front of the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports (TTS) building. Local artist Caleb O’Connor produced it.
In a recent video which was surfaced online, Wilder was witnessed to be kissing and adoring his statue. He was in awe of the masterpiece of a statue that was created which resembled just him. Here is the said video:
Wilder earned a career-high $25 million from his rematch with Fury in February 2020 and made a total of $46.5 million that year, including endorsement money. The American hasn’t entered the ring since, like Fury. Other reports place Wilder’s net worth at about $40 million. Deontay Wilder was listed as the 56th highest-paid athlete in the world for 2019. According to the research, Deontay Wilder has an estimated net worth of $30.5 million as of November 2019.
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