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Boxing: Wilder traces roots back to Nigeria, plans visit

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Former World Boxing Council (WBC) champion, Deontay Wilder, is reported to have traced his roots to Edo State, Nigeria.

In a viral YouTube video, Wilder said, “I want to go back and learn more about my culture and information with things about me”.

Wilder, who is nicknamed “Bronze Bomber” has never visited Nigeria, but, now contemplates a return home to learn about his roots.

“I hope to take a trip to align with my Edo tribe, once I’m through with the responsibilities on my table”.

“I really want to experience my culture and learn more about it. We all have lots of things that we are connected to that we know nothing about”.

“I’d love to be home to carry out research about my roots and my tribe”, disclosed Wilder.

The pugilist is presently getting set to face-off against British World Boxing Council (WBC) reigning champion, Tyson Fury, in a planned trilogy fight on July 24 in Las Vegas.

Interestingly, Wilder will have the chance to face his Nigerian brother in WBA, IBF and WBO champion, Anthony Joshua, if he is able to retain the WBC title belt in a unification fight later in the year.


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