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The Top 30 Richest Boxers In The World

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The boxing industry is on the rise. And popularity means a lot of money. People love seeing people moving between the ropes. After all, that catchphrase “Letäs get ready to rumble!” really awakes some serious excitement.

But, have you ever wondered how much are boxers paid to be beaten or to beat inside the ring? According to the latest reports, they are paid a lot. Actually, there is a serious paycheck behind every punch. Let’s discover the 30 richest boxers in the world.

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30. Mike Tyson

Net Worth: $3 million

Even today, Mike Tyson is famous in the world of boxing, and outside of it. He retired from 1996, after 50 wins.

When Mason retired, his net worth was astonishing $300 million. However, since that day, he spent almost his entire fortune on crazy things, explained in his book and movie. You know that he has his tiger, right?

29. Mikey Garcia

Net Worth: $4 million

Garcia is an American professional boxer, born and raised in California. He made his professional debut in 2006 when we won against Herrera Mendoza.

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Garcia won the WBO and The Ring featherweight titles, in 2013 and from there onwards, he had nothing but successful fights.

28. Josh Warrington

Net Worth: $5 million

One thing is for sure with Josh Warrington – he will always have a great crowd. Originally from England, Josh has the majority of his fights within the island.

Warrington is also known as the “The Leeds Warrior,” competing in the featherweight division. So far, his most significant achievement is winning the IBF Featherweight title in May of 2018.

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27. Eleider Alvarez

Net Worth: $5 million

Eleider Alvarez is originally from Columbia, and with his age [as of 2019 he is 32 years old], he is considered to be an underdog in the world of boxing. However, it seems that he loves boxing, and Alvarez is determined to leave a trail inside the boxing.

In 2018 he had only one fight, but it was a massive one. This Columbian professional boxer was in the ring with Sergey Kovalev. The match ended with Alvarez capturing the WBO World Title.

26. Terence Crawford

Net Worth: $6 million

Crawford was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1987. From his early boxing days, he has competed as a lightweight, light welterweight, and welterweight. As an amateur, Terence won gold medals in 2006 and 2007.

His professional boxing debut was in 2008. Since then, he won the vacant WBO-NABO lightweight title in 2014, 2015, and 2018.

25. Vasyl Lomachenko

Net Worth: $8 million

Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukranian boxer, born in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, in far 1988. He started his boxing career in Ukraine and made professional boxing debut in 2013.

Ever since he gained international fame and owned the WBO junior lightweight. In 2018, he was named as the best boxer in the world. His net worth is expected to grow since he is just starting his boxing career.

24. Kosei Tanaka

Net Worth: $11 million

Kosei is a Japanese professional boxer. He is a three-weight world champion. Actually, he is the fastest Japanese fighter ever to become a world champion.

In 2017, Kosei moved from junior-flyweight to flyweight division. In between the fights, he graduated from Chukyo University, with a degree in economics.

23. Juan Manuel Márquez

Net Worth: $20 million

This fantastic Mexican boxer fought well until 2014 when he put gloves away. Juan was celebrated for his counter-punch skills and great combination.

Manuel was also fast and rough. During his career, he had 64 fights and 56 wins. It seems that his money management is better than Tyson’s.

22. Carl Froch

Net Worth: $20 million

Carl started his boxing career in his homeland, England. He was only nine years old at the time.

Carl Froch is called ‘The Sheriff of Nottingham’ for his amazing skills and dedication to the sport. Out of 35 professional fights, he won 33.

21. Joe Calzaghe

Net Worth: $21 million

Joe was born in 1972 in Wales. Therefore, he is called the ‘Pride of Wales’ due to his astonishing boxing skills.

He impacted the world of sport massively, and Joe is one of the rare who holds a record at super-middleweight as the longest-reigning champion. Today, he is retired and makes his way into Hollywood.

20. Miguel Cotto

Net Worth: $25 million

Migues was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, although both of his parents are Puerto Ricans. He hails from a boxing family since his father and uncle boxed.

He started boxing when he was only 11, to lose weight. He fell in love with boxing, and since then, Miguel won world titles in four weight classes.

19. Amir Khan

Net Worth: $30 million

Amir Khan started his boxing career at a young age. He is also the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist ever.

In the boxing world, he is known for having a weak chin. Nowadays, Amir earns $1.6 million per fight. He also owns a boxing academy in Pakistan. His parents are from Pakistan.

18. Anthony Mundine

Net Worth: $30 million

Anthony Mundine participated in boxing, as much as he participated in rugby. Actually, before he entered the boxing world, he was the highest-paid player in the NRL.

During his fruitful boxing career, Anthony won various titles, including WBA super middleweight, interim super welterweight, and IBO middleweight.

17. Felix Trinidad

Net Worth: $30 million

Felix Trinidad is a former professional boxer, born and raised in Puerto Rico. He kicked off his career in 1990 and had terrific fights until 2008.

He is known among the fans as ‘Tito’. As a professional boxer, Tito made a significant impact by defeating Maurice Blocker. He lost his first professional fight in 2001, against Bernard Hopkins.

16. Naseem Hamed

Net Worth: $33 million

Naseem Hamed is a former professional boxer, known as the ‘Prince’ or ‘Naz Hamed’. He ruled from 1992 to 2002.

Naseem was so confident that he never protected his face. In a total of 37 fights, he lost only once. He retired when he was only 28 years old.

15. Ricky Hatton

Net Worth: $40 million

Before Ricky started his boxing career, he worked as a businessman. His boxing careers began in 1997 and lasted until 2012.

Out of 47 fights, he won 45 matches. Hatton won super WBA, WBA welterweight, IBF, and IBO.

14. Bernard Hopkins

Net Worth: $40 million

During his boxing career, Bernard Hopkins fought at the light heavyweight and the middleweight divisions. He was a the peak of his career from 1994 to 2005.

Bernard defended his middleweight record for 20 times. He is best known for his counter-punching skills.

13. Tyson Fury

Net Worth: $40 million

Tyson Fury is a British professional boxer. He was born and raised in Manchester, England. Interestingly, as an amateur, he represented both Ireland and England, before turning professional in 2008.

Ever since, Tyson won the unified WBA, IBF, WBO, and even two Ring Magazines in 2018.

12. Roy Jones Jr.

Net Worth: $45 million

Roy Jones Jr. was an all-in-one sports person. He was a professional boxer, boxing commentator, and a boxing trainer. Jones also had roles as a rapper and an actor. Also, Jones holds both American and Russian citizenship.

He had a flourishing career, ever since he won the U.S. National Golden Gloves in 1986. During his career, he was the ultimate light heavyweight champion. He was named ‘Fighter of the Decade’ for three times. His nicknames are RJ, Captain Hook, and Superman.

11. Marvin Hagler

Net Worth: $45 million

If you were born in the 1970s and 1980s, the chances are that Hagler was your hero. If you are younger, than you know that Marvin Hagler was your parents’ favorite boxer. Marvin is a real boxing legend.

‘Marvelous Marvin Hagler’ competed between 1973 and 1987. Due to his amazing skills and results, he earned a place in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. During his career, Marvin won 62 fights out of a possible 67 matches with two draws and 52 knock-outs.

10. Muhammad Ali

Net Worth: $50 million

Muhammad Ali will probably forever be the most famous boxer in the world’s history. His boxing career started when he was only 12 years old. By the time Ali turned 18, he had won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division during the 1960 Summer Olympics. By the time he turned 19, he was a professional boxer.

Ali was a controversial figure inside the ring and outside the ring. He won various awards and championships, including the Amateur Junior titles, six Kentucky Golden Gloves, and two national Golden Gloves. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 and earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. After the septic shock, Muhammad died on 3rd June 2016.

9. Vitali Klitschko

Net Worth: $60 million

Former Ukrainian professional boxer was the closest to Ivan Drag. He became the third-longest combined world champion in boxing history.

He was a heavyweight champion three times. Moreover, his knock-out percentage is 87.23%. Interestingly, he has never been knocked down. Among fans and box lovers, Vitali is known as the ‘Dr. Ironfist’. At the time, he serves as Kyiv Mayor.

8. Anthony Joshua

Net Worth: $60 million

Joshua spend the part of his childhood in Nigeria and England. He didn’t start boxing before he turned 18 in 2007. Since then, he came to the level where he is a unified heavyweight world champion.

Anthony holds the famous WBO title since March 2019. Nowadays, he easily sells 80,000-90,000 seat stadiums.

7. Sugar Ray Leonard

Net Worth: $120 million

Ray Charles Leonard or better known as ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard start boxing in 1997, and the added flavor to the exciting world of boxing. He was one of the ‘The Fabulous Four’.

During the 1980s, four fighters fought each other, and Ray was one of them. He was only the first boxer ever to earn $100 million in purses. He is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time. Nowadays, he is active as a motivation speaker and occasional actor.

6. Saul Alvarez

Net Worth: $120 million

Canelo, officially named Saul Alvarez, is a professional Mexican boxer of the Light Middleweight division. His nickname, ‘Canelo,’ means cinnamon in Spanish. This nickname is a standard reference for people with red hair.

Alvarez speaks very little English, but that doesn’t stop him from winning fights. In 2018, he signed a 5-year fight contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s promotion company. The value of the contract is $365 million.

5. Lennox Lewis

Net Worth: $140 million

Lennox Lewis is a former professional boxer who ruled the ring from 1989 to 2003. During his productive career, Lennox was a three-time world heavyweight champion and even a two-time lineal champion.

In 1988, Lenox represented Canada in the 1988 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal. Out of 44 fights, he won 41. Nowadays, you can see him in movies and TV shows.

4. Manny Pacquiao

Net Worth: $190 million

Pacquiao is a famous Filipino boxer who started his career at the age of 14. By the time he turned 16, he was pro.

So far, Pacquiao has won 57 fights out of 65. At the time, Pacquiao is busy being a senator of the Philippines.

3. Oscar De La Hoya

Net Worth: $200 million

Oscar De La Hoya is a former boxer who nowadays works as a boxing promoter. During his productive career between 1992 and 2008, Oscar won multiple world titles in six different weight classes!

De La Hoya is officially named as the 5th best boxer of all time. Oscar also hails from the family of boxers. He retired after 16 exciting years of boxing. But, he will always be ‘The Golden Boy’.

2. George Foreman

Net Worth: $300 million

“Big George” was so good that he had a comeback. Initially, he boxed from 1969 to 1977, and again from 1987 to 1997. George Foreman is also a two-time world heavyweight champion. Also, he is an Olympic gold medalist.

Foreman had the first lost in 1974 when he lost to famous Muhammed Ali. Ever since he retired in 1977, Foreman focused on a new career. He is now a well-known and well-paid spokesperson, a Christian minister, and even has his own business ‘Russell Hobbs Inc.’ Today, George is a true multimillionaire entrepreneur.

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Net Worth: $560 million

Floyd Mayweather is now a famous American boxing promoter. But, from 1996 to 2015, he was one of the best professional boxers ever. He has held multiple world titles in five different weight classes.

He retired undefeated. From 50 fights, he had 0 loses. Furthermore, during 2013-2014, he was the highest-paid athlete ever. Among the fans, he is known as the ‘Pretty Boy’.

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