Deontay Wilder reveals he has Nigerian roots ahead of Fury clash

Deontay Wilder reveals he has Nigerian roots ahead of Fury clash

- Deontay Wilder stunned the world after revealing he is partly Nigerian

- He is currently preparing for his heavyweight fight with British boxer Tyson at the Staples Center

- Both fighters are yet to lose in their professional career with the duo winning most of their bouts on knockouts

American WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has revealed that he has Nigerian roots as he prepares for his bout against British pugilist Tyson Fury.

The 39-year-old popularly referred to as the Bronze Bomber will be defending his title against the Briton on December 1.

Wilder made the revelation during a round-table face off with Fury as they both look forward to their bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The American will hope to stretch his winning streak to 41 bouts having won his last 40 professional fights- with 39 of them decided by knockouts.

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He defeated Abdelaziz Touilbini of Algeria and Mohamed Arjaoui of Morocco but lost to Clemente Russo of Italy in the semi-final to win bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Fury on the other hand has also been able to keep his slate clean after going 27 fights without a defeat.

He won 17 of those fights with knockouts and will be hoping to use this fight to re-announce himself back to the big stage. earlier reported that American professional boxer Deontay Wilder has offered to dash Anthony Joshua a minimum of $50 million to draw him into an undisputed heavyweight championship before the end of this year. organise

The heavyweight world title-holder was said to have emailed Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Match-room to tell him about his bid.

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According to the 32-year-old’s managers, Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon as well as his trainer, Jay Deas, they disclosed the $50 million offer is against the 50 percent of the event revenue, meaning Joshua would make no less than that figure no matter how much the fight generated.

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