Deontay Leshun Wilder is an American heavyweight boxer, best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Wilder is currently recognized as a challenger for the world heavyweight championship. He has won all of his bouts by knockout, and no opponent he has faced has lasted more than four rounds with him. Wilder is widely considered to be one of the hardest punchers of the modern era, and indeed in the current heavyweight boxing division. Wilder is ranked within the top ten rankings by all the major sanctioning bodies, and he currently holds the WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight title.
Wilder is currently trained by longtime coach Jay Deas and former welterweight champion/Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Breland, and is currently promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.