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'Bronze Bomber' to get bronze statue in Tuscaloosa YMCA

Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Alabama's Bronze Bomber will soon be immortalized in bronze.

Tuscaloosa-based artist and sculptor Caleb O'Connor is sculpting a life-size statue of the heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder.

O'Connor said he's always admired Wilder for sacrifices he made for his family, especially his daughter. And he wanted a statue the champ and his friends would be proud of.

"This is the perfect sculpture for the YMCA. He used to train at the YMCA. YMCA stands for families, stands for physical health. And now, it stands for champions," O'Connor said.

The bronze statue will be installed inside Tuscaloosa's YMCA when it's completed.

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