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USA Boxing

2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder to Make His Professional Debut on November 15

Nov. 11, 2008, 4:22 p.m. (ET)

2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) made a successful professional debut on Saturday, November 15 at the Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn.

Wilder faced off with Ethen Cox (Long Beach, Calif.) in his pro opener, stopping Cox in the second round of their heavyweight contest.

The scheduled four-rounder was featured on the undercard of the match-up between 2000 Olympic team members Jermain Taylor and Jeff Lacy. Taylor won a unanimous decision over Lacy in the super middleweight contest.