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Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Islie: 10:35pm On Jun 19, 2021
Former World Boxing Champion Deontay Wilder has disclosed that he has traced his roots to Edo State, Nigeria.

“I want to go back and learn more about my culture and information with things about me,” says the Bronze Bomber in a viral YouTube video seen by Peoples Gazette on Saturday.

Mr Wilder, who has never been to Nigeria, said he wants to return to Edo state in Nigeria to learn a little more about his roots.

“Once I’m done with what I’m doing, I’m going back to see my tribe Edo,” Wilder said.

“I want to see my culture and my ancestors and learn a lot of things. We all have lots of things that we are connected to that we know nothing about. I’ll love to go there and do research about my roots and my tribe,” he added.

The U.S. based professional boxer enjoyed a 5-year reign as the WBC heavyweight champion between 2015 and 2020, losing his strap in a bout with Tyson Fury in February, 2020.

It is not immediately clear if Wilder’s realisation of his roots informed his moniker, “Bronze Bomber.” The Binis are known for their expertise in bronze works. Many ancient Benin bronze carvings were carted away to the West during colonial raids.

After suffering his first professional defeat at the hand of Fury in a seven round bout last February, the former WBC champion will in July seek to reclaim his title as he takes on Fury for the third time.

The fight is billed to be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada on July 24 and the winner would challenge Anthony Joshua.

Nigeria has been a force in world boxing since the 1940’s, producing top boxers like Dick Tiger and Hogan Bassey; both undisputed world champions, Tiger at middle and light heavyweight, and Bassey at featherweight.

The country has continued to maintain its dominance in the world of boxing today, producing world champions like Anthony Joshua, and Deontay Wilder.

https://gazettengr.com/boxing-maestro-deontay-wilder-reveals-he-is-from-nigeria/

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Teeyin(m): 10:39pm On Jun 19, 2021
Wetin naija no fit produce

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Emperormartin(m): 10:47pm On Jun 19, 2021
He really needs Edo jazz to reclaim his title

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by obiekunie01: 11:08pm On Jun 19, 2021
funny s i read the title i just said he is likely from benin.

only to open the thread and it confirmed my guess. grin

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Karlovych: 12:10am On Jun 20, 2021
embarassed embarassed His roots are in American plantations, His parents, grandparents and great grandparents are American. Nigerians take DNA tests regularly to find roots in other African countries but none of them claim to be from those places

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by otipoju(m): 4:01am On Jun 20, 2021
Karlovych:
embarassed embarassed His roots are in American plantations, His parents, grandparents and great grandparents are American. Nigerians take DNA tests regularly to find roots in other African countries but none of them claim to be from those places


Its not by force to talk!!!

Meanwhile, Wilder is an Olympic Bronze Medalist who believes he has devastating knock out power in his right hand which he compares to a bomb.

That is why he calls himself the "Bronze Bomber".

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by BuyAndSellStuff: 9:55am On Jun 20, 2021
Wilder is a maestro? shocked shocked
Lol grin cheesy

Nothing illiterate Nigerian bloggers no go feed us. Wilder that's probably the least technical brawler of all time is described as "maestro"? shocked

Oya na cheesy

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Karlovych: 11:33am On Jun 20, 2021
otipoju:



Its not by force to talk.



Meanwhile Wilder has an Olympic Bronze medal and believes he has knock out power in his right hand. Thats why he named himself the Bronze bomber.
is what I said false?

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by marveangel(m): 12:24pm On Jun 20, 2021
oshe four eyed Edo boy

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Ikillbrokehoes(m): 6:02pm On Jun 20, 2021
We reject him, AJ is the only Nigerian we know..

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by GeneralPula: 6:02pm On Jun 20, 2021
Confam..

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by bouncin04(m): 6:02pm On Jun 20, 2021
Tall, Dark, Handsome, famous and Rich , just go use U.A.R spoil everything , I mean what the hell happened to a dot in the circle? Abi na a circle in a dot cry

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by ifytrik(m): 6:03pm On Jun 20, 2021
Even if he no talk am we know say na wori boy he be, wetin remain for him now na to get Im own witchcraft sory aircraft grin grin

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Julianaa: 6:03pm On Jun 20, 2021
Congrats
Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by pascalbenz: 6:03pm On Jun 20, 2021
Hmm
Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by lasheun: 6:03pm On Jun 20, 2021
grin grin
Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Ask4bigneyo(m): 6:03pm On Jun 20, 2021
Edo waddo

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Kingjay007: 6:03pm On Jun 20, 2021
Omo naija.. no wonder

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by toffyz(m): 6:03pm On Jun 20, 2021
Really

Wow...Nigeria is truly a massive nation!

God bless the federal republic of Nigeria.

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by PAWG(m): 6:03pm On Jun 20, 2021
No wonder
Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Olayinka8793(m): 6:03pm On Jun 20, 2021
Really?
For that singular reason, you have our support in your rematch with Fury.

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by updatechange(m): 6:04pm On Jun 20, 2021
That's why he's called the bronze bomber...



Edo and bronze are like 5&6

Nice one Mr Wilder

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by cescky(m): 6:04pm On Jun 20, 2021
grin

Confam

He like wahala like these urobo/ijaw youths..
Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Queenserah26(f): 6:04pm On Jun 20, 2021
I see shocked grin
Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by rawtouch: 6:04pm On Jun 20, 2021
grin

come let bash ali train you and insure you before your next fight with fury..
Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by Nobody: 6:04pm On Jun 20, 2021
Ovbie-ObaEwuare

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Re: Deontay Wilder Is From Edo, Nigeria by HEAVEN4444: 6:05pm On Jun 20, 2021
grin everybody wan claim naija now that the best fighters in the world are nigerian
1-anthony joshua
2-israel adesanya
3-kamaru usman
4-efe ajagba
5-deontay wilder grin

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