Deontay Wilder goes all African in the latest issue of Afropolitain Magazine

Francis Akhalbey Francis Akhalbey | Editor March 3, 2020

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Deontay Wilder may have lost his belt to Tyson Fury some weeks ago, but that hasn’t prevented the ‘Bronze Bomber’ from ending Black History Month in style.

Gracing the latest issue of Afropolitain Magazine, the 34-year-old shared behind-the-scenes footage of the photoshoot, where some cuts show him posing in different African traditional attires and headgear while wearing face paints.

Wilder, who has on a number of occasions spoken about his African ancestry and pride, revealed he is always inspired by his ancestors and feels their presence anytime he is in the ring. In an interview with BBC, he said his knockout victory in his fight against Luis Ortiz last year, when it looked like he was going to lose, was through the favor of his ancestors.

Some of the attires in the shoot included an African print wrapper and trouser, a cowrie headpiece, the Yoruba ‘fila’ as well as the Akan ‘Ahenema’ sandals.

Take a look at the video as well as images of the shoot below:

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