Deontay Wilder reveals his Nigerian roots
American heavyweight boxer, Deontay Wilder has revealed he has Nigerian roots during a recent round table press conference ahead of his match with Fury for championship. He made this known when he asked whether he believed he’d be able to beat Tyson Fury in the match to come where he responded saying, “It can be an alter ego. It can be a spirit. It may be an ancestry spirit. Who knows? I’m partNigerian.”
The 32-year old who was born in Alabama, in the United States also shared that he has never been to Nigeria or anywhere in Africa.
Wilder has held the World Boxing Champion heavyweight title since 2015.