Deontay Leshun Wilder is an American professional boxer. He held the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to February 2020, and in doing so became the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion. As of November 2020, he is ranked as the world's second-best active heavyweight by BoxRec, third by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and by The Ring magazine. He has been ranked by BoxRec as the world's top 10 heavyweight since 2012 and as No.2 heavyweight since 2016. His victorious fights against Luis Ortiz received a 5-Star rating each from BoxRec.