Deontay Wilder's boxing career started in 2005 when an inexperienced, but eager future heavyweight champ stepped into Jay Deas' gym in Northport, AL. Though lacking any true knowledge of of the sport, Wilder's supreme athleticism and speed made it clear he could become great.

After two years of training at Skyy Boxing Gym with Deas, Wilder was ready to take on the Olympics where he would secure a bronze medal and earn his now famous moniker, "The Bronze Bomber."

Following the 2008 Olympics where Wilder defeated some of the world's top talents in the ring, the Druid City native set his sights on turning professional.

At the age of 23, Wilder made his professional boxing debut, taking on Ethan Cox in November of 2008 and walking away with the first professional knockout of his career.

Wilder quickly rose through the ranks, defeating nearly everyone he faced by way of knockout, and in 2015, Wilder would get his first chance at the WBC title.

The 6-foot-7 heavyweight took on Haitian-Canadian Bermane Stiverne and came away as the new world heavyweight champion after a unanimous decision.

At his peak, Wilder had obtained an incredible 40-0 record with several notable knockouts.

Take a look back at some of his most devastating knockout blows.

Deontay Wilder's Most Devastating Knockouts

Tuscaloosa's own Deontay Wilder has certainly earned his nickname, "The Bronze Bomber," throughout his impressive career.

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