I am from Edo, ready to go back home – Ex-boxing champion Wilder

Former heavyweight boxing champion, Deontay Wilder, on Saturday said he had traced his roots to Edo State.

In a viral video posted on Youtube, Wilder, who has never visited Nigeria, said he was ready to return home to learn more about his people.

He 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,” he added.

Wilder, who enjoyed a five-year reign as the WBC heavyweight champion between 2015 and 202, before losing his title to Tyson Fury in February, is set to return home like UCF welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, who recently returned to Edo, having left the country when he was just eight years old.



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