Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 is one of the most hotly anticipated rematches in boxing history.
After the controversial split-decision draw in December 2018, WBC champion Wilder has added two more explosive knockouts over Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz to his record.
Since he turned professional in 2008, the Alabama-born former Olympian has beaten every opponent he has faced apart from Fury.
Here, BTSport.com details some of the Bronze Bomber’s key career stats ahead of his rematch with Fury in Las Vegas.
Deontay Wilder: Record
Wilder is unbeaten in 43 professional fights, winning 42 and drawing one.
The only blemish on his record came when he was controversially awarded a draw against Fury in 2018.
Deontay Wilder: Knockouts
The Bronze Bomber, regarded as one of the most fearsome punchers in heavyweight history, boasts 42 KO victories and one decision win on his record.
Wilder’s most recent knockout victory came when he brutally dismantled Luis Ortiz in November 2019 after being out-boxed by the Cuban for six rounds.
Deontay Wilder: Height
Wilder is 6ft 7in (201cm).
Deontay Wilder: Reach
Wilder has a reach of 83in (211cm).
Deontay Wilder: Weight
Wilder, who is relatively slight for a heavyweight, weighed 212.5lbs (15st 2oz) for the first fight with Fury.
He was slightly heavier for his most recent bout with Ortiz at 219.5lbs (15st 6oz) but he is set to be dwarfed by Fury on the scales ahead of February’s rematch.
Deontay Wilder: Who has he fought?
Wilder made his professional debut in November 2008, beating fellow American Ethan Cox by TKO in Nashville.
The Bronze Bomber, who has held the WBC version of the heavyweight title for five years, also has a win over British fighter Audley Harrison on his record.
He became the first American world champion since 2006 after outpointing Bermane Stiverne in Las Vegas in January 2015.
Since then, he has defended his crown against the likes of Eric Molina, Johann Duhaupas, Artur Szpilka, Gerald Washington and Dominic Breazeale.
His controversial encounter with Fury in December 2018 was sandwiched in between two explosive KOs of the experienced Cuban Luiz Ortiz.
Deontay Wilder: Next fight and future opponents
Wilder is gearing up for his mammoth showdown with Fury on Saturday 22 February, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office.
The Bronze Bomber has been linked with WBO, WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua for years but terms for the super-fight have never been agreed.
Joshua sensationally lost his belts to Andy Ruiz Jr. in New York last year before reclaiming them in Saudi Arabia and a long-awaited unification could happen Wilder beats Fury in February.
Dillian Whyte holds the WBC interim belt and is another contender to take on Wilder after the Fury rematch.
A trilogy against the Gypsy King could also be on the cards if the rematch doesn’t produce a conclusive ending.
Deontay Wilder: Olympic medal
Wilder earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. This led to his nickname The Bronze Bomber.
Deontay Wilder: Who is the Bronze Bomber's brother?
Wilder’s younger brother Marsellos is a cruiserweight boxer.
The 30-year-old has won five and lost two of his seven contests, with his most recent defeat coming against Dustin Long in Las Vegas.
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