BOXING

What is Deontay Wilder's net worth?

The American heavyweight boxer known as The Bronze Bomber is readying himself for fight three against Tyson Fury, and is making a mint in the process.

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What is Deontay Wilder's net worth?
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We're a month away from the trilogy fight as Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury step back into the ring together. One question that is being asked away from the blood and sweat, however, is how much money these guys are actually pulling in from the high-profile contests. We've already looked at Fury, and here we consider the net worth of American boxer, Wilder.

How much is Deontay Wilder worth?

Dental Wilder, the heavyweight boxer from the United States, is now in his mid-30s and continues to rake in the millions in the ring. In the last 15 years - remember that Wilder didn’t begin fighting until he was 20 and turned professional at 23 - he has managed to raise his net worth to around $30 million dollars.

The variation in fight money is huge, although at this level they’re always of a very tidy amount. Take, for example, Wilder’s first encounter with Luis Ortiz compared to the rematch, a ten-fold jump from $2 million to $20 million. Something similar was seen with his first and second battle against Tyson Fury - from $10 million to $28 million, the latter proving to be his biggest career single payday.

Wilder’s worth: the wider estate

As you can imagine, the man known as The Bronze Bomber has a luxurious lifestyle, with an estate showing off his huge fortunes.

From the Alabama mansion overlooking Lake Tuscaloosa that he paid $1.2 million for to the new $1.78 million home in California that spans 6,300 square feet, Wilder and his family have all the desired comforts and then some.

And then there are the cars and bikes that he seems to collects like toys. A nearly $400,000 Rolls Royce Cullinan screams opulence while the Lamborghini Aventador, valued at well over half a million is one of the fastest around.

Wilder and Fury face off in words

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury vowed to run Deontay Wilder down while the challenger said blood will be shed as the fighters came face-to-face in an odd press conference ahead of their 24 July trilogy fight in Las Vegas.

Fury (30-0-1) first fought former long-time heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1) to a draw in 2018 and took the WBC title from him in a rematch in February 2020 with a seventh-round stoppage.

A shirtless and upbeat Fury said that he has added one-punch knockout power to his arsenal and would flatten the American when the bell rings at T-Mobile Arena.

"What I'm going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I'm going to run him over as if I'm an 18-wheeler and he's a human being," said the Briton, who predicted that he would knock Wilder out in fewer than seven rounds.

"I'm building my weight up, I'm trying to get up to 300 pounds for this fight because I'm looking for a big knockout straight away," he said.

"I don't think he's mentally, physically or emotionally involved in this fight. I think he's doing it for the wrong reasons and when people do things for the wrong reasons, they always wind up getting hurt."

Boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury at the press conference on 15 June 2021, in Los Angeles, California.

Wilder kept his headphones on and his mouth shut for the majority of Tuesday's press conference but spoke briefly to thank his team, which includes new trainer and former professional boxer Malik Scott, and take a shot at Fury.

"Enough said... because come July 24, there will be blood shed," Wilder said in his smooth, singsong baritone.

The press conference in Los Angeles ended with a more than five-minute long face-off where neither fighter spoke to the other, although members of their camps exchanged words.

"Thank you everybody for turning out for this one-sided press conference," Fury concluded.