Boxer, Deontay Wilder, has disclosed that he has traced his roots to Edo State, Nigeria.

In a viral video, Wilder said he would like to go back home someday to learn more about his culture.

The United States professional boxer said, “I want to go back and learn more about my culture and information with things about me. Once I’m done with what I’m doing, I’m going back to see my tribe, Edo.

“I want to see my culture and my ancestors and learn a lot of things. We all have lots of things that we are connected to that we know nothing about. I’ll love to go there and do research about my roots and my tribe.”

It is not immediately clear if Wilder’s realisation of his roots informed his moniker, “Bronze Bomber.”