By Henry Iheanacho
Former World Boxing Champion, Deontay Wilder has disclosed that his DNA ancestry shows he is from Nigeria.
In a viral video, Wilder opened up about tracing his roots to Edo state, in the south-south part of the country.
“I want to go back and learn more about my culture and information with things about me,” the Bronze Bomber said.
The US-based professional boxer who has never been to Nigeria, said he wants to return to Edo state to learn a little more about his roots.
He said; “Once I’m done with what I’m doing, I’m going back to see my tribe Edo.
“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”.
The boxing maestro enjoyed a 5-year reign as the WBC heavyweight champion between 2015 and 2020. He lost his strap in a bout with Tyson Fury in February, 2020.
After suffering his first professional defeat in a seven round bout with Fury 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.