I am from Edo State-
Former WBC Champion Deontay Wilder Reveals
– Says He Was Born to Be a warrior
By Jennifer Ugwueke
Deontay Wilder has finally traced his roots to Edo state in the southern region of Nigeria. The American boxer declared the blood of the Benin people flow through his veins while wearing some of the beads from the ancient land.
Wilder is currently preparing for his third face-off with current WBC titleholder Tyson Fury on October 9 but he took time out to find his root having earlier stated that he would. The 35-year-old wow his Nigerian fans on his official Instagram page with over 2.7 million followers after sharing a picture of himself adorned with some accessories.
“I was born to be a warrior, Ima Edo man. It permeates my blood and travels through my veins. I am a king.” Wilder will be hoping to reclaim his title from the Gypsy King when both fighters finally meet in the final phase of their clash.