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I’ve My Root In Edo State -Wilder Claims

I’ve My Root In Edo State -Wilder Claims

Former World Boxing Champion, Deontay Wilder, has disclosed that he has traced his roots to Edo State, Nigeria.

In a viral video on Youtube, Wilder said he would like to go back home to learn about his culture.

The United States professional boxer said, “I want to go back and learn more about my culture and information with things about me. 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.”

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Wilder, who adopted the moniker “Bronze Bomber”, enjoyed a five-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.”

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  • You are welcome home brother.

  • Peter highstar 3 years ago

    Welcome home bronze bomber

  • RuleOfMen 3 years ago

    He clearly is a Bini man. The arrogance and flamboyance is unmistakable. Welcome home brother.

  • Collins id 3 years ago

    His Energy says it all.

  • GLORY 3 years ago

    Welcome home theeeeee boooommmmmmb squaaaard. Lolzzz.

  • Emicson 3 years ago


  • Emicson 3 years ago

    Good, an ishan man

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    l always think that this guy behaved just like me in many ways. An Edoman has certain characteristics that you can sense and feel if you care enough. If he should follow it up as he promised he would do, he can really find out exactly where his family came from in Benin City. We, as a people have a very long History dating back to 1000 years or more. The slave Trade started in 1600s. The Edo people were right there in the mix. DNA will surely help the Boxer.

  • Sugar Daddy 3 years ago

    He is surely a distinguished Edo man looking at his characteristics and how he has brutalised his opponents!!!

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