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Deontay Wilder Claims He Is From Edo State, Nigeria In New Video

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

In a video which has since gone viral, Wilder promised to visit the country once he is done with other projects he is working on.

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.”

Wilder, will in July seek to reclaim his title as he takes on Fury for the third time.

The fight is billed to be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada on July 24, and the winner would challenge British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua.