Everyone has their own story. Deontay Wilder had a kid at 19 and went on to become the Heavy Weight Champion of the world. But along that journey, music has helped get Deontay through the ups and downs of life.

While he might not have a set playlist, his music choice is quite broad. “Every song has its own story,” Wilder said. “When I’m down, I like to listen to some gospel—it sooths my mind.” “When I want to get ‘crunk’ or ‘wyled’ up, I listen to any kind of funk music,” he added.

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Even though Wilder is a young guy, he says he digs the old stuff. “I’m not ashamed of what I like, you like what you like, and that’s what makes you who you are,” Wilder said. “It’s all about having fun in life and doing what you love to do and what you enjoy doing.”

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