30-Minute Documentary Details Wilder’s Climb from Amateur Boxer to Heavyweight Champion
Wilder Faces Johann Duhaupas in Premier Boxing Champions on NBC Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 17, 2015 – NBCSN presents a 30-minute special on undefeated heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, American Heavy, debuting this Monday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. ET, ahead of his title defense against Johann Duhaupas. Wilder and Duhaupas will square off for Premier Boxing Champions on NBC Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8:30 p.m. ET.
American Heavy tells the story of Wilder’s climb from little-known amateur to heavyweight champion, and his quest to bring excitement back to heavyweight boxing in America. His underdog story begins with his daughter Naieya, born with a rare spine condition, and the things a young father will do to support his family. As the first American heavyweight to hold a title since 2007, Wilder stands 6-foot-7 and has an 84-inch reach.
Two years after first entering the boxing gym, he represented America in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Wilder won a bronze medal in Beijing and is the last American male boxer to medal at the Olympics. As a result of his Olympic success, he adopted the nickname, “The Bronze Bomber,” and has a professional record of 34-0 with 33 KOs. His ultimate goal is to become the undisputed heavyweight champion, a title not held by an American in more than 25 years (Mike Tyson in 1988).
Below is the schedule for American Heavy on NBCSN (all times ET):
|Mon., Sept. 21||6:30pm|
|Thu., Sept. 24||4:30pm (Encore)|
|Fri., Sept. 25||7:30pm (Encore)|
NBC Sports Group will present more than 50 hours of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) coverage in 2015, including cards on NBC and NBCSN, and NBCSN pre- and post-fight programming for NBC telecasts. The Premier Boxing Champions series is created for television by Haymon Boxing. The PBC on NBC will feature many of today’s brightest stars, in their most compelling matches.
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