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Deontay Wilder takes on ‘King Kong’ Ortiz in New York

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Something has to give. In this corner stands 38-year-old challenger Luis Ortiz, a 6-foot-4 Cuban lefthander who is 28-0 with 24...

Boxing champion Deontay Wilder charged with marijuana possession

Associated Press Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has been charged with marijuana possession. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police said in a statement that they arrested Wilder on Wednesday...

Bronze Bomber in bronze? Statue of Alabama boxer Deontay Wilder in...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Caleb O’Connor admits that he initially wanted to paint the inside of Skyy Boxing Gym. “I had seen some photos,” he...

Deontay Wilder retains WBC title with 5th-round KO of Gerald Washington

By John Zenor Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Deontay Wilder proved his surgically repaired right hand is still a devastating force — once he unleashed it. Wilder...

WBC champ Deontay Wilder returns against unbeaten Gerald Washington

By John Zenor Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Deontay Wilder is trying to emulate Larry Holmes, both in becoming the world's dominant heavyweight champion and...

Deontay Wilder prepares for Feb. 25 bout in Birmingham, wins legal...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Deontay Wilder won a significant fight last week without throwing a punch. But the Tuscaloosa native says he struck a blow...

Deontay Wilder opponent for Birmingham fight tests positive for banned drug

Solomon Crenshaw, Jr. Alabama NewsCenter For the second time in the past seven months, Deontay Wilder is looking for a substitute challenger for his World Boxing...

Boxing champion Deontay Wilder announces fourth Birmingham bout

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Deontay Wilder is heading back to a ring near you. The World Boxing Council heavyweight champion announced Wednesday, Jan. 4 that...

Deontay Wilder is helping to grow Birmingham’s lodging tax

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Lodging tax generated in Birmingham increased by nearly 15 percent in 2016 with more sporting events and conventions coming into...

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