Here at SportsLens we have decided to take a deep dive into Deontay Wilder’s boxing career thus far. Read on to find out more about his boxing record, how many knockouts he has, world title record and his best wins.
Deontay Wilder Boxing Record
Deontay Wilder is the former long-reigning WBC world heavyweight king. The Alabama man first became world champion back in 2015, before making ten successful title defences before losing as the first time as a pro in his rematch with Tyson Fury.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ of course had that epic trilogy with ‘The Gypsy King’. The first fight was deemed a draw back in December 2018 at the Staples Center in California, before Wilder suffered defeat n both the rematch and trilogy as the underdog with the best boxing betting apps.
Wilder of course lost for the third time in the ring at ‘Day Of Reckoning’, being comprehensively outboxed for 12 rounds by the former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker. Despite being an overriding favorite with offshore sportsbooks to win via knockout, Wilder looked a shadow of his former self against the New Zealander.
Going into the Parker fight, Deontay Wilder boasted an impressive boxing record of 43-2-1. Of these 43 wins, Wilder had stopped all but one opponent by knockout. His emphatic record is one of the best in the heavyweight division, but now has three losses on in after the Parker defeat.
Having been involved in 13 world title fights, winning 10, Wilder is evidently an elite fighter. Although he fell short twice against Tyson Fury after their initial draw, then last time out against Parker, Wilder has blown away all of his other opponents and has only ever been defeated by two men.
Deontay Wilder turned professional back in 2008 when he was 25-years-old. Since then, the boxing mega-star has had a meteoric rise to the top of the heavyweight division and is one of the biggest names in the sport of boxing right now.
Accumulating an emphatic record of 32-0 with 32 knockouts prior to his first shot at world honours, it was evident that Wilder was a huge problem for every other heavyweight boxer. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ became world champion at the first time of asking, outpointing Bermane Stiverne in January 2015.
After first becoming world champion, Wilder then made seven straight successful knockout defences. He beat the likes of Luis Ortiz, Gerald Washington, Artur Szpilka and Chris Arreola to name but a few of his successful defences.
Then, in December 2018, Wilder failed to win for the first time in his career, drawing with Tyson Fury in the first of their three epic battles. The 1985-born boxing phenom had Fury down in Round 9 & 12, but Fury had the better of the other rounds and the fight was deemed a draw.
Wilder then made two successful defences of his WBC World Heavyweight Title against Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz again, before the Fury rematch. This time, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was beaten up by ‘The Gypsy King’, with the Englishman stopping the American in Round 7 of their bout.
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The Fury trilogy was next, with many people thinking a Fury win was a foregone conclusion given how the rematch played out. However, Wilder knocked Fury down twice in Round 4, but was ultimately stopped himself in Round 11 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.
After a one year lay-off, Wilder bounced back with an one round blowout of Robert Helenius in October 2022. Wilder then had another 14 months out of the ring before facing Joseph Parker at ‘Day Of Reckoning’ in Saudi Arabia. As previously mentioned, Wilder was the big favorite with the best US sportsbooks, but came unstuck against the Kiwi.
That takes us up to now in the career of Deontay Wilder. The American is clearly an elite fighter, but now looks a fraction of the fighter he once was. It remains to be seen whether we will see Wilder back in the boxing ring ever again. If he does decide to hang up his gloves, well then he’s had an incredible career.