Twenty-three year old boxer Deontay Wilder is the 2008 Beijing Olympics Bronze Medalist.¬† He was the only boxer on the United States team to win a medal in Beijing.¬† He's the first boxer ever born and trained in Alabama to make the Olympic team.¬†
To put this in perspective, there are 1, 471 registered boxing gyms in the United States.¬† The Skyy Gym in Northport, Alabama has the only Olympic Medalist.¬† Deontay Wilder!¬†
There are over 10,000 registered boxers in the United States,¬† but only one Olympic Medalist in boxing.¬† Deontay Wilder!¬†
There are over 300 million people in the United States, but only one Olympic Medalist in boxing.¬† Deontay Wilder!¬†
He's only been boxing three years and in that time he's won the National Golden¬† Gloves Title, the USA Boxing National Title, the Olympic Trials National Title and the Bronze at the Beijing Olympics.¬† He did all of this with only 30 total bouts of experience, which has never been done before in the history of boxing.¬†
The 6'7" heavyweight is a product of Central High School in Tuscaloosa.¬†
He has signed to turn pro with Shelly Finkel and Jay Deas as managers and Golden Boy Promotions as his Promoter.¬† His next goal is to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World!!¬† Deontay has been featured in the Washington Post, MSNBC, USA Today, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights, The New York Times, NBC, Ring Magazine and Sports Illustrated, to name a few.
Jay Deas started Skyy Boxing in 1995 to train, manage and promote local fighters.¬† At 26, he was the youngest promoter in the sport.¬† In 2007, Deas was named as the United States Olympic Committee's National Development Boxing Coach of the Year.
In the past 25 years, no one has managed more champions than Shelly Finkel.¬† Finkel, of New York, has worked with a who's who of boxing's biggest names.¬† Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, the Klitschko brothers and Fernando Vargas are just a few of the dozens of Champions and World rated contenders handled by Finkel.
Mark Breland has moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Northport, Alabama to train Deontay Wilder.¬† Mark won the Gold medal in the welterweight division at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.¬† He followed that by winning two World titles as a professional boxer.¬† He is also an accomplished actor, having starred in "The Lords of Discipline," among other roles.
Jesper Sjokvist is charged with adding pounds to Deontay Wilder while not sacrificing speed or agility.¬† The 6'7" Wilder fought in the Olympics at 201 pounds and made his pro debut at 207 pounds.¬† Strength coach Sjokvist envisions an eventual 230 pound Wilder!¬† Sjokvist has worked with the New York Giants and St. Louis Rams of the NFL, as well as Professional European Soccer and college athletes in swimming, tennis, football, gymnastics and various other sports.
Golden Boy Promotions¬†Golden Boy Promotions was started by boxing's most popular fighter, Oscar De La Hoya.¬† In just a few short years, Golden Boy has rocketed to the top of the promotional world.¬† It's roster of champions includes Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, Shane Moseley and Manny Pacquiao.
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Echoes Marketing and Media
EchoesMarketing and Media provide internet, photography and merchandising services for Deontay and Skyy Boxing.¬† Echoes Marketing and Media was built on a "can-do" attitude!¬†¬† Customer service and positive attitudes are what you will find at Echoes.¬†¬†