The Bronze Bomber Deontay Wilder Teases Soon-to-Come Musical Debut
Tuscaloosa native Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder teased plans to dip his toes into the music industry Monday by releasing a 20-second preview of his debut song.
Wilder, a championship-winning professional boxer who was recently honored by the City of Tuscaloosa with a bronze statue at the offices of Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports made the announcement on his official Twitter account Monday afternoon.
Wilder's debut song, entitled, "Everytime," will feature vocals from his brother, Marsellos Wilder.
In the post, Wilder said, "I wanted to feel good this summer while relaxing doing the things I love and listening to some good ole Vibing Music. I knew just what I wanted so I created it."
According to Wilder's post, the song's early release will take place Friday. The official release date will be June 19 and will be available on all major streaming platforms.
Wilder has been making Tuscaloosa proud since, as an amateur boxer, he earned a bronze medal in the heavyweight division of the 2008 Olympics, where he earned the nickname "Bronze Bomber."
As a professional fighter, Wilder quickly earned a reputation for having one of the strongest right hands in all of boxing and knocked out every one of his opponents on the way to winning the World Boxing Championship's heavyweight title by decision over Bermane Stiverne in 2015.
Wilder held the title until 2020, when he lost to Tyson Fury by technical knockout. Fury, who previously handed Wilder the only draw of his professional career, still holds the title and defeated Wilder a second time in their third match last October.