Deontay Wilder Left Speechless Over His Statue

Deontay Wilder got a huge honor in his hometown.

BYAlexander Cole
Deontay Wilder Left Speechless Over His Statue

Despite losing his last two matches at the hands of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder remains one of the best and most feared fighters in the Heavyweight division. The man used to hold the WBC title and for years, he has been looked up to by many in his community. Wilder is the pride of Tuscaloosa and it should come as absolutely no surprise that he was honored by the city in massive fashion.

As you can see from the tweet down below, Wilder received a statue of himself in the city. Considering he is called the Bronze Bomber, it is pretty ironic that he would be getting his very own statue made of that very material. Either way, Wilder was amazed by the statue and its likeness to him.

Deontay Wilder Left Speechless Over His Statue
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"For the first time in my life, I'm at a loss for words," Wilder said via TMZ. "This is generational wealth. This is black excellence. This is greatness."

Some statues do not look like who they are modeled after, so it was nice to see Wilder receive something that actually bears his likeness. Either way, this is an honor that will live on forever, and Wilder will surely always remember it.

Let us know what you think of Wilder's new statue, in the comments section down below.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.