Deontay Wilder's trainer says meeting the boxer 'has been the greatest thing that ever happened' to him

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Meeting Deontay Wilder was the greatest thing that happened to Jay Deas, his trainer.

Deas told Business Insider that he talks to Wilder regularly about how far they have come together, from being "completely broke" when they first met in 2005, to headlining one of the boxing events of the year 15 years later.

Wilder's journey has been remarkable. From growing up in childhood poverty, to buying a custom Rolls Royce SUV his 11th car which he keeps at a house he owns in Los Angeles.

"It's been an amazing ride and I wouldn't change it for anything," Deas told us. Neither, we're assuming, would Wilder.

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LAS VEGAS Deontay Wilder's trainer Jay Deas says meeting the heavyweight was "the greatest thing that ever happened" to him.

Speaking to Business Insider inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where his famous heavyweight fighter defends his WBC championship belt against Tyson Fury on Saturday, February 22, Deas said Wilder changed his life forever.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Here is what would happen if America's hardest-hitting heavyweight Deontay Wilder punched you in the face3 tactics the Tyson Fury team can use if they're worried his horrific cut will reopen and lose him the Deontay Wilder fightA 22-year-old Brit who has 'the menace of George Foreman' is close to a world title shot against Deontay Wilder, according to his promoter