Monday, June 21, 2021

I Am From Edo State, Nigeria – Deontay Wilder

 In a viral video on Saturday, Wilder expressed readiness to go back home to learn about his culture.Wilder, who adopted the moniker “Bronze Bomber”, enjoyed a five-year reign as the WBC heavyweight champion between 2015 and 2020, losing his belt in a fight with Tyson Fury in February 2020.

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It is not immediately clear if Wilder’s realisation of his roots informed his moniker, “Bronze Bomber.”

The Binis in Edo State are known for their expertise in bronze works. Unfortunately, many ancient Benin bronze carvings were carted away to the West during colonial raids.

Naija News reports that heavy-weight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua also hails from Ogun State, Nigeria.

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