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by Harry Fordyce on September 17, 2021

TOP 10 Richest Boxers in the World

Boxers have been at the top of the lists of the highest-paid athletes in the world for many years. They get a lot of money for every match. Moreover, even the losers are often paid round sums. The richest boxer in the world in 2021 is Floyd Mayweather, also known as the highest-paid boxer in history. This is for whom the game is definitely worth the candle. But are all boxers as successful, and where is the more money: in boxing or in MMA? The rating of the richest boxers includes the cult figures of world sports.

1. Floyd Mayweather

  • Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., 1977, USA
  • Height: 173 cm
  • Weight: 68 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: USA
  • Condition: $560,000,000

The highest paid boxer in history remains at the top of the list of the richest boxers in the world, despite the fact that he changed the ring to a promotion in 2017. Mayweather is a true legend in the boxing world. He has many world titles in five weight categories and an absolute record of victories: 50 out of 50. In his final performance, he defeated Conor McGregor, thus surpassing the iconic Rocky Marciano by one victory.

Since 2017, Mayweather has not participated in fights, but confidently holds the position of the highest-paid boxer in the entire history of boxing.

2. George Foreman

  • George Edward “Big George” Foreman, 1949, USA
  • Height: 192 cm
  • Weight: 118 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: USA
  • Condition: $300,000,000

In second place in the ranking of the wealthiest boxers in the world – two-time world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist. At the height of his career, he was called the most crushing heavyweight. However, Foreman is not one of those who do not feed with bread, let someone knock out.

In 1980, he founded his own church, of which he is a preacher to this day. A photo from the athlete’s social networks shows that being retired, he loves to travel, devotes a lot of time to his family and church, and helps those in need.

3. Oscar De La Hoya

  • Oscar “Golden Boy” De La Hoya, 1973, USA
  • Height: 179 cm
  • Weight: 66 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: USA
  • Condition: $200,000,000

The Golden Boy got the nickname for a reason. During his boxing career, De La Hoya managed to earn the highest awards in 6 weight categories and conquer the 1992 Olympics. He has repeatedly entered the TOP of the best boxers in history. His fights brought in a lot of money. For one fight, he earns about $40 million on average.

Today De La Hoya continues his boxing activity, doing promotion.

4. Manny Pacquiao

  • Emmanuel Dapidran “Manny” Pacquiao, another nickname for “Pacman”, 1978, Philippines
  • Height: 166 cm
  • Weight: 66 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: Philippines
  • Condition: $ 190,000,000

Another champion who has been striving for the top of the chart of the richest boxers in the world for several years. Manny, nicknamed Pacman, has been successfully boxing since 1995, earning millions for himself and the organizers of the fights.

In addition to boxing, the athlete is involved in politics in the Philippines. He also participates in charity events, helps poor families, personally distributes food and other things to those who need it.

5. Lennox Lewis

  • Lennox “The Lion” Lewis, 1965, UK
  • Height: 196 cm
  • Weight: 116 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: United Kingdom
  • Condition: $140,000,000

The fifth richest boxer in 2021 is three-time world heavyweight champion, Olympic gold medalist, Lennox Lewis. He is called “the consummate strategist” for his endurance, regularity and ability to think over the course of the match several steps ahead.

Today Lewis no longer performs in the ring, but his activities are closely related to boxing. He leads fights as a commentator on the HBO channel.

6. “Sugar” Ray Leonard

  • Ray Charles Leonard, 1956, USA
  • Height: 196 cm
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: USA
  • Condition: $120,000,000

This boxer is rightfully considered one of the greatest in history. He became world champion more than once and took Olympic gold in 1976. After retirement, one of the richest boxers in the world did not go to the bottom. He is in great shape and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. He also sponsors research to find a cure for diabetes and gives motivational lectures to children and adolescents.

7. Vitali Klitschko

  • Vitaly Vladimirovich Klitschko, nickname “Doctor Iron Fist”, 1971, Kyrgyz SSR
  • Height: 201 cm
  • Weight: 112 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: Ukraine
  • Condition: $80,000,000

One of the stellar brothers entered the top of the richest boxers not only in Russia and the CIS but also in the world. The three-time world heavyweight champion has also made strides outside the ring. Since 2014, Vitaliy has been the mayor of Kyiv. His unusual presentation and manner of speech made him, among other things, the hero of numerous Internet memes.

8. Anthony Joshua

  • Anthony “AJ” Joshua, 1989, UK
  • Height: 198 cm
  • Weight: 108 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: United Kingdom
  • Condition: $60,000,000

This champion ended up in boxing by accident. He was brought into the sport by his older brother, and the first serious fights took place only when the athlete was already 18. Despite this, he became the owner of three main heavyweight belts, won Olympic gold and firmly settled in the ranking of the richest boxers in the world.

9. Wladimir Klitschko

  • Wladimir Klitschko, nickname “Doctor Steel Hammer”, 1976, Kyrgyz SSR
  • Height: 198 cm
  • Weight: 109 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: Ukraine
  • Condition: $60,000,000

The youngest of the Klitschko brothers became one of the richest boxers in the world and joined the list of the best heavyweights in the entire history of boxing. Having won gold at the 1996 Olympics, he remained on the crest of the wave for a long time until he left the sport in 2017.

10. Marvin Hagler

  • Marvin “Marvelous” Hagler, 1954, USA
  • Height: 177 cm
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Country of residence and citizenship: USA
  • Condition: $45,000,000

Marvin Hagler closes the list of the highest-paid boxers in the world in 2021. He was at the peak of popularity during a time of fierce competition: in the 80s. However, he entered the “Great Four” of the best boxers of the time, alongside Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns. According to many experts, it is Marvin who is the best boxer in history.

The Most Expensive Fight in History

Views of the highest paid fight in history have generated approximately $410 million in profit. It was the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The fights included in the TOP 5 of the highest-paid fights in boxing brought huge amounts of money to athletes and organizers.

By Harry Fordyce

Harry Fordyce

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