- Boxing has long been a popular sport and many fighters have been able to make millions from their careers in the ring
- Two of the biggest indications of this are the pay-per-view buys and the boxer’s pay, which made them a living
- American boxer Floyd Mayweather is currently the richest boxer in the world
Who are the top ten richest boxers in the world right now? Boxing has long been a popular sport and many fighters have been able to make millions from their careers in the ring. And that’s without putting into consideration the amount they earn from their numerous endorsement and sponsorship deals.
SportsLeo brings you the top ten richest boxers in the world right now and their net worth. Whereas the list contains some obvious names such as Floyd Mayweather, there are other names which are a surprise. With new fighters emerging on the scene, the list will surely change after some time.
1. Floyd Mayweather – $450 Million
American boxer Floyd Mayweather is currently the richest boxer in the world, with his net worth of $450 million being drawn from numerous high-profile bouts. The retired boxer was able to command hundreds of millions of dollars per fight.
Mayweather boast a record of 50 wins, 27 of which by knockout. He didn’t lose any of his fights. According to Wealthy Gorilla, Mayweather made $300 million from his fight with MMA star Conor McGregor in 2017.
2. George Foreman – $300 Million
One of the most prominent names in the boxing world, George Foreman has a net worth of $300 million.Foreman has earned much of his fortune outside the boxing ring, with his hugely popular George Foreman grill earning him millions of dollars.
The 74-year-old participated in 81 fights, recording 76 victories, 68 of which were by knockout. However, he lost five times, one of them against the legendary Muhammad Ali.
3. Manny Pacquiao – $220 Million
Widely regarded as one of the most famous professional boxers of all time, Manny Pacquiao is also one of the richest boxers in the world. The Filipino has a net worth of $220 million and earned at least $500 million from fights and endorsements during his boxing days.
4. Oscar De La Hoya – $200 Million
Nicknamed The Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya is a retired American professional boxer who has a net worth of $200 million. Over the seventeen years he fought professionally, De La Hoya faced veteran boxers such as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao and made millions. He is currently a successful boxing promoter.
5. Saul Alvarez – $180 Million
Also known as Canelo, Saul Alvarez is one of the richest boxers in the world. Wealthy Gorilla estimates the 33-year-old’s net worth to be $180 million. We expect his fortune to rise in the years to come as he continues to fight professionally in the ring.
6. Lennox Lewis – $140 Million
Lennox Lewis is a British professional boxer who has a net worth of $140 million. He was one of the best boxers during his days and fought against the likes of Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Three-time heavyweight champion Lewis retired from boxing after he defeated Vitali Klitschko in 2003.
7. Sugar Ray Leonard – $120 Million
Sugar Ray Leonard is a retired professional boxer and motivational speaker who has a net worth of $120 million. The first boxer to earn $1000 million, Sugar Ray had a career spanning two decades, during which he won world titles across a range of weight divisions. He is one of the richest boxers in the world.
8 Wladimir Klitschko – $90 Million
Renowned for his exceptional knockout power, Wladimir Klitschko is one of the greatest boxers of all time. The legendary Ukrainian made made millions during his fighting days and is currently among the wealthiest boxers. He held the world heavyweight championship twice, holding the record for the longest cumulative heavyweight title reign of all time.
9. Anthony Joshua – $90 Million
With a net worth of $90 million, Anthony Joshua is one of the richest boxers in the world right now. The British boxer earned $50-60 million per year at the peak of his career and has faced some of the best heavyweight boxers such as Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
10. Vitali Klitschko – $80 Million
One of the best boxers at the peak of his career, Vitali Klitschko made millions competing in the ring. He received numerous awards and honors and was named The Eternal World Heavyweight Champion by the WBC in 2016. Following his retirement from boxing, he became a prominent politician in Ukraine. He has a net worth of $80 million.