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Tuscaloosa to unveil Deontay Wilder statue on May 25



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Tuscaloosa to unveil Deontay Wilder statue on May 25
 

 
Tuscaloosa will honor native and former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder with a statue to be displayed in the city.

The city of Tuscaloosa, in conjunction with the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports, will hold a ceremony May 25 at 2 p.m. to unveil the created by Tuscaloosa-based artist, Caleb O’Connor.

The unveiling ceremony will be held at the statue’s permanent location outside of the Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports building located at 1900 Jack Warner Pkwy.

Wilder, known as “The Bronze bomber,” held the WBC’s heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics.

“We are excited to unveil this highly anticipated piece of public art featuring the Bronze bomber – Tuscaloosa’s world-champion boxer – and created by Caleb O’Connor, who has adopted Tuscaloosa as his home and has created many other beautiful pieces in our City,” Mayor Walt Maddox said in a release.

O’Connor moved to Tuscaloosa in 2009 when he was commissioned to paint the murals on the inside of the Federal Courthouse Building in downtown Tuscaloosa. O’Connor also created the statue of Minerva that was added to Manderson Landing in 2019 as part of the City’s bicentennial celebration.

Both Wilder and O’Connor are expected to be in attendance at the unveiling ceremony, which is open to the public.

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 1 month ago '11        #2
dymablink  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Salute to the young king
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 1 month ago '13        #3
boobalo1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Fury’s getting time to a*sess his future. Should he retire, Wilders #1 and can challenge for the vacant belt..
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 1 month ago '19        #4
Marlo16 
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Salute but they should’ve waited until he came off of a win. It would’ve been a better look
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 1 month ago '04        #5
killadre  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Wilder has one of the best stories in boxing. Well deserved black man.
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 1 month ago '18        #6
capncrunch5 
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Damn Shame Philly Won’t Do The Same For Smokin Joe Frazier. Rip Champ!
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 1 month ago '04        #7
slimboyballer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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salute Wilder...well deserved
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 1 month ago '09        #8
dadon85 
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Definitely want to see a few more f*ghts
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 1 month ago '05        #9
ElQueHablaSucio 
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Great for bringing the belt back to America. Still want to see the Joshua f*ght.
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 1 month ago '18        #10
capncrunch5 
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 LearnFU said
Tuscaloosa so lame because they don't even fu*k with him until he loss. That's the only they had his name in their mouth.
Not As Lame As You Lil Boy. How Many Threads You Make On YSL Talkin Down? Now You Back Typin With Morton Salt In Your Blood. On A Brother Who Getting His Flowers From His City.






 1 month ago '20        #11
Tweezy12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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They say fury fist is molded into his jaw
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 1 month ago '16        #12
GUMa  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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would of been the best if he didn't live in the era of tyson fury
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 1 month ago '18        #13
capncrunch5 
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 LearnFU said
Don't take it personal. I was talking about YSL not some n*gga who named himself after box of cereal berries. Do better.
In Real Time I Would Throw Hands With U. But U Safe. Lame Then A Mf. U Type Safe.

SideNote: Shoutout My Auntie In Bakersfield, CA. Crowned Me With That Name In The Late 80’s Early 90’s. No More Back N Forth Guy! I See The Lame In You.


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 1 month ago '04        #14
slimboyballer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Tweezy12 said
They say once Fury gets a statue its gonna have a crack pipe and steroid syringe
fixed pu**y,now go back to your other burner account!

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 1 month ago '18        #15
capncrunch5 
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 LearnFU said
Sure, pal. I know you would.
*pats the top of his head like a toddler*


And shoutout to your Auntie. She knows what it is. I'm have slide up in her back off that yak and yeah.
You A Weak Azz bi*ch, So She Wouldn’t Allow It. Me and Kinfolk Gonna Sit Back and Enjoy When She Pull That Revolver On Ya Lil Boy.
Goodnight Guy!




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 1 month ago '04        #16
verbaldesypher 
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That’s dope
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 1 month ago '16        #17
NatBurner 
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 LearnFU said
Tuscaloosa so lame because they don't even fu*k with him until he loss. That's the only they had his name in their mouth.
Damn always gotta be some hating sh*t
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 1 month ago '04        #18
slimboyballer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 GUMa said
would of been the best if he didn't live in the era of tyson fury
Canelo would have been the best if he didn't live in the era of Mayweather lmao
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 1 month ago '18        #19
capncrunch5 
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 Tweezy12 said
They say fury fist is molded into his jaw
They Say That Same Fist Was Not Molded Into The Young Bull Heart! U See What I Did What Ya Hatin a*s Typin! Good Night Guy!!

Well Damn

 1 month ago '12        #20
kej718 
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Good for him. Is the statue going to be made out of Bronze?

Also heard the the WBC President say that Wilder plans on coming back, hope he has been training this whole time. Would like to see him with Derrick James or SugarHill Steward.
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 1 month ago '18        #21
ZambiaChicago 
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Before you hate,
Where is your statue?

 1 month ago '15        #22
Hellmatic 
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 capncrunch5 said
Damn Shame Philly Won’t Do The Same For Smokin Joe Frazier. Rip Champ!
The fact that Philly got a rocky statue but not a joe Frazier one is a shame
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 1 month ago '15        #23
Hellmatic 
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 kej718 said
Good for him. Is the statue going to be made out of Bronze?

Also heard the the WBC President say that Wilder plans on coming back, hope he has been training this whole time. Would like to see him with Derrick James or SugarHill Steward.
He would be perfect for sugar hill. His uncle was a beast at training them tall boxers and most of them had a k*ller right hand. Wilder already got good technique on his right hand tho he just gotta work on his jab mostly (at this point he's not gonna learn too much other stuff but he can improve on his jab tremendously with a good trainer)
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 1 month ago '15        #24
Hellmatic 
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Best athlete to come out of Tuscaloosa
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 1 month ago '18        #25
No Religion  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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