Who are the richest boxers in the World?
Millions of dollars worth of fights go on occasionally in boxing. These boxers gain a whole lot of money and their net worths say much about that. Their success career has been surrounded with many sponsorship deals and remarkable earnings they make from each fight they win.
Names of Boxers Net Worth Mavin Hagler $45 million Wladimir Klitschko $60 million Anthony Joshua $60 million Vitali Klitschko $80 million Sugar Ray Leonard $120 million Manny Pacquiao $200 million Oscar De La Hoya $200 million George Foreman $300 million Micheal Buffer $400 million Floyd Mayweather $560 million
The 10 Richest Boxers in the World (2020)
10) Mavin Hagler Net Worth - $45 million
Mavin Hagler is the 10th richest boxer in the world. As of 2020, Mavin Hagler's net worth is estimated at $45 million. The former American boxer competed from 1973 to 1987.
Mavin currently holds the highest knockout percentage of all undisputed middleweight champions at 78% and also holds the second unified championship reign in boxing history with is twelve consecutive defences.
He retired in 1987 as an undisputed middleweight champion. In 2001 and 2004, The Ring named him the fourth greatest middleweight of all time. Hagler is an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
9) Wladimir Klitschko Net Worth - $60 million
Wladimir Klitschko comes 9th on the rich list. He is the brother to Vitali Klitschko who is also a Heavyweight champion. As of 2020, Wladimir Klitschko is estimated at $60 million.
The Ukrainian former professional boxer held the world heavyweight championship twice including the WBA (super), IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring magazine titles. He competed from 1996 and retired in 2017 after fight with Anthony Joshua.
He is considered to be one of the best heavyweight champions of all time. Klitschko knockout power is considered exceptional.
Wladimir won gold medal for Ukraine at the 1996 Olympics in the super-heavyweight division. BoxRec in 2015 named him as the world's best active boxer, pound for pound. During the reign of Wladimir Klitschko as world heavyweight champion, his fights drew an estimated 300-500 million viewers all over the world.
8) Anthony Joshua Net Worth - $60 million
Most people know the famous British professional boxer Anthony Joshua. Anthony Joshua's net worth is estimated at $60 million making him one of the richest boxers in the world.
The 30 years old boxer is a two-time unified heavyweight champion having held the WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles since December 2019 and previously between 2016 and June 2019 when defeated by Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua has an incredible height of 6ft 6inch and an incredible punch power. He won gold for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic games. His victorious fight with Wladimir Klitschko was named Fight of the Year by the Ring and the BWAA in 2017.
Anthony Joshua's fight of 24 has been victorious except his loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019. He has won 21 fights out of the total 24 through knockout.
7) Vitali Klitschko Net worth - $80 million
Vitali Klitschko and his boxing brother Wladimir Klitschko are known together in boxing as the Klitschko Brothers. As of 2020, Vitali Klitschko's net worth is estimated at $80 million making him the 7th richest boxer in the world.
He currently serves as the Mayor of Kiev and head of the Kiev City State Administration having held both offices since June 2014. Vitali Klitschko retired from boxing in 2013 to focus more on politics.
Vitali and his brother Wladimir made entry in the Guinness World Records book as the pair of brothers with most world heavyweight title fight wins. He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, the second longest reigning WBC heavyweight champion of all time.
Together with his younger brother Wladimir, Vitali dominated heavyweight boxing from 2006 to 2015 and these period was known as the "Klitschko Era".
6) Sugar Ray Leonard Net worth - $120 million
He is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Ray Leonard takes the 6th position on the rich list with an estimated net worth of $120 million. He was an active boxer for a long period of 20 years from 1977 to 1997.
Leonard was part of "The Fabulous Four" which is a group of boxers who all fought each other throughout the 1980s. He won world titles in five weight divisions and an undisputed welterweight title.
He was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses and was named "Boxer of the Decade" in the 1980s. Ray Leonard has always been on the Top 20 of big boxing magazines as one of the greatest boxers in the last 80 years. He had 36 victorious fights in a total of 40 fights during his career.
5) Manny Pacquiao Net worth - $200 million
Manny Pacquiao is currently a Senator in the Philippines. He is the fifth richest boxer in the world with net worth of $200 million as of 2020.
He is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. Manny Pacquiao has only lost 7 of his fights winning 62 fights and 39 by knockout. He is the only boxer to hold world championships across four decades.
Pacquiao is the only eight division world champion in the history of boxing and has won twelve major world titles. He was the first to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes.
Forbes ranked him as the second highest paid athlete in the world as of 2015. The same year how fights had generated over $1.2 billion in revenue from his 25 pay-per-view bouts.
4) Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth - $200 million
The former professional boxer and boxing and mixed martial arts promoter is the 4th person on out rich list. Oscar De la Hoya's net worth is estimated at $200 million.
In 2002 he became a professional boxing promoter and mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter in 2008. Oscar holds multiple world titles in six weight classes including the lineal championship in three weight classes.
De la Hoya generated approximately $700 million in pay-per-view bouts and was the top pay-per-view earner being surpassed by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
His boxing record states that has has won 39 of his fights in a total of 45 and won 30 by knockout. He retired in 2009 after 16 years professional career.
3) George Foreman Net Worth - $300 million
We have the legendary George Foreman with the third position as one of the richest boxers. He is a former professional boxer and currently an American boxing promoter. As of 2020, George Foreman's net worth is estimated at $300 million.
He is also known by the nickname "Big George" and competed between 1969 and 1997. George is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist.
After retiring after a loss to Jimmy Young in 1977 he made a comeback at age 45 in 1994 to knockout Michael Moore to win the Unified WBA, IBF and lineal titles. Foreman is the oldest living world heavyweight boxing champion in history and second oldest in any weight class.
He is an inductee of the world boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame. Foreman holds one of the longest and incredible boxing records of all time.
2) Micheal Buffer Net Worth - $400 million
This is the man with the trademark catchphrase "Let's get ready to rumble!". Micheal Buffer is an American ring announcer for boxing and professional wrestling matches. As of 2020, Micheal Buffer's net worth is estimated at $400 million.
Bruce Buffer who is his half brother is UFC announcer. He began his career as a ring announcer in 1982 and invented his popular catchphrase by 1984. He signed with DAZN to serve as the exclusive ring announcer for all its boxing broadcasts in 2018.
He has announced many events like the NBA finals, NFL playoff games, MLB world series etc. Buffer has also been involved in announcing for WWE superstars and appearing in Royal Rumble.
1) Floyd Mayweather Net Worth - $560 million
Floyd is one of the greatest boxers of all time. Floyd Mayweather's net worth is estimated at $560 million making him the richest boxer in the world. He is currently a professional boxing promoter and retired professional boxer.
His career started in 1996 and he retired in 2015 after defeating Manny Pacquiao. In 2017, Floyd Mayweather made a comeback to the ring to fight UFC's Conor McGregor and was victorious. He was named the greatest boxer, pound for pound of the last 25 years by ESPN.
Mayweather was the highest paid athlete in the world topping Forbes list in 2012 to 2015. He went 50 fights undefeated during his career which is one of the most impressive boxing records.
Floyd is one of the most lucrative pay-per-view attractions of all time in any sport. He has generated approximately 24 million PPV buys and $1.67 billion in revenue throughout his career. Mayweather is one of the richest athletes in the world.
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