Deontay Wilder is perhaps the most volatile and explosive of all the world boxing stars at the moment.
The Bronze Bomber has been at the top of his game for several years and his thrilling draw with Tyson Fury was one of 2018’s best bouts.
Wilder believes he is the best in the showpiece division and 2020 is set to be another huge year for him.
The brash brawler from Alabama will be in action again this weekend and here’s everything you need to know about him.
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Deontay Wilder: Debut and who he has fought
Wilder made his professional debut on November 15, 2008. He beat fellow American Ethan Cox by TKO in the second round of their bout at the Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville.
He then had a string of fights before his winning his first major title, defeating Kevlin Price for the WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title in December 2012.
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He won his first world title with a unanimous decision victory over Bermane Stiverne in January 2015 and has retained that WBC heavyweight belt ever since.
In recent years, Wilder has claimed wins over Luis Ortiz, Eric Molina and Chris Arreola. He also knocked out Stiverne in their rematch in the first round.
His thrilling draw with Fury in Los Angeles was arguably the most exciting of his career.
Wilder dispatched of his mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale within one round in New York in his last fight.
Deontay Wilder: Wins, losses and professional record
In total, Wilder has had 42 pro fights, winning 41 with one draw.
He has claimed 40 victories via knockout with just one coming by the way of a decision.
Deontay Wilder: Weight, height and reach
Wilder, now 34 years old, is 6ft 7in (201cm) and has a reach of 83in (211cm).
The orthodox fighter usually weighs in at around the same mark and for his bout with Fury topped the scales at 212lbs (96kg).
Deontay Wilder: Next fight and future opponents
Wilder retained his WBC belt for the ninth time when he destroyed Breazeale on May 18.
He is set to take on Cuban veteran Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on November 23 in a rematch of their thrilling bout in March 2018.
Wilder was rocked by Ortiz during their first bout but recovered to knock him out in the tenth.
The Bronze Bomber is then expected to face Fury again in the New Year.