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The Richest Boxers in The World

May 6, 2019 21 0
The Richest Boxers in The World

Thailand is a country with uber-friendly locals, making it a favourite country among expats in Asia. The Land of Smiles is also popular for being the country with the fiercest Muay Thai boxers. Boxers in the country are tough and dedicated in their craft that most of them follow a strict diet and even listen to Muay Thai podcasts to keep them updated on the latest happenings about the fighting sport.

Interestingly, boxing is a highly followed sport in Asia and Thailand. In fact, a host of Asian boxers are gaining popularity internationally. Most of the Asian boxers come from poor family and hope than delving into boxing will somehow help them improve their lives.

Who are the athletes who made it big in boxing? Find out in our list of richest boxers.

Richest Boxers in The World

Miguel Cotto

Net Worth: $25 Million

Miguel Cotto is a former professional boxer who competed in the ring from 2001 to 2017. The multiple world champion is the first Puerto Rican boxer to bag world titles from four different weight classes. His career highlight was in 2007 and 2009 when The Ring magazine ranked him 7th. Cotto began as a pressure fighter but successfully matured into a boxer-puncher as he moved up in weight classes.

Felix Trinidad

Net Worth: $30 Million

Also known as Tito, Felix Trinidad is another Puerto Rican professional boxer who was active from 1990 to 2008. The former boxer has had several world championships in three different weight classes and is often credited as one of the best boxers in his home country.

Trinidad won five national amateur championships before going professional at a young age of 17 years old.

Anthony Mundine

Net Worth: $30 Million

Anthony Mundine is among the richest boxers in the world with an estimated net worth of $30 million. The Australian held the WBA super-middleweight title from 2003 to 2008. The former rugby player also held the IBO middleweight title from 2009 to 2010. During his active years in boxing, Mundine had famous heated rivalries with Daniel Geale and Danny Green.

Amir Khan

Net Worth: $30 Million

This British professional boxer is a former unified light-welterweight world champion who held both the WBA title from 2009 to 2012 and the IBF title in 2011. Khan competed during the 2004 Olympics where he won a silver medal at the age of 17, making him Britain’s youngest boxing Olympic medallist.

Khan owns Khan Promotions and Pakistan’s Amir Khan Academy. He also co-owns India’s Super Fight League (MMA) and Super Boxing League.

Naseem Hamed

Net Worth: $33 Million

Naseem Hamed is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2002. During his boxing career, Hamed held several boxing championship titles including the WBO title from 1995 to 2000, WBC title from 1999 to 2000, and the IBF title in 1997. Hamed is famous for having unique boxing antics and grand ring entrances including entering on a flying carpet and a lift. The hard-hitting southpaw finished his career with a knockout-to-win ration of 84%.

Ricky Hatton

Net Worth: $40 Million

The former professional boxer had an active career from 1997 to 2009. During his active years, Hatton successfully held multiple world championships and was regarded as one if the best light welterweights. After his boxing career, Hatton continues to make millions as a boxing trainer and promoter.

Bernard Hopkins

Net Worth: $40 Million

Bernard Hopkins has had a stellar career from 1988 to 2016. He became a world champion when he won the IBF middleweight title in 1995. The American boxer is nicknamed “The Executioner” and “The Alien.” The boxer amazes a number of spectators for still being able to competitively fight despite his advanced age. One of the greatest boxers of all time, Hopkins is a defensive and highly strategic boxer known for his speed and power. The seasoned fighter credits his longevity from learning great defence and mastering the fundamentals of boxing.

Roy Jones Jr.

Net Worth: $45 Million

Roy Jones Jr is a former professional boxer who successfully made millions during his career. After his retirement from boxing, Jones Jr became a boxing commentator, trainer, actor, and a rapper. Jones Jr entered professional boxing in 1989, debuting by knocking out Ricky Randall in only two rounds. He received his first title, the WBC Continental Americas in 1992. He became an undisputed light heavyweight champion throughout his boxing career. He received Fighter of the Decade, Fighter of the Year, and the Best Boxer ESPY Awards (3X). He won 62 out of his 71 fights.

Marvin Hagler

Net Worth: $45 Million

Marvin Hagler is an American former professional boxer who had an active career from 1973 to 1987. He once held the second longest unified championship in boxing history from 1980 to 1987. Halger legally changed his name to Marvelous Marvin Hagler after getting extremely annoyed that announcers wouldn’t refer to him by his nickname, “Marvelous.”

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Hagler also named Fighter of the Decade by Boxing Illustrated and named twice as the Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. BoxRec named his as the 12th greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound.

Muhammad Ali

Net Worth: $50 Million

The late Muhammad Ali is included in our list of richest boxers of all time with a net worth of $50 million. The most famous boxer in history started his boxing career at a tender age of 12. He won a gold medal at the age of 18 when he competed in the light heavyweight division of the 1960 Summer Olympics. Throughout his professional boxing career, Ali partnered with coach Fred Stoner winning several titles including six Kentucky Golden Gloves and two national Golden Gloves.

Wladimir Klitschko

Net Worth: $60 Million

The Ukrainian former professional boxer competed from 1996 to 2017. Klitschko is a two-time world heavyweight champion having held the WBA (Super), WBO, and IBO, IBF titles. Often considered as an intelligent and strategic boxer, Klitschko remains one of the best boxers to compete in the heavyweight class. His exceptional knockout power including a strong jab, left hook, and straight right hand coupled with his impressive footwork make him a really challenging opponent in the ring.

Anthony Joshua

Net Worth: $60 Million

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer who currently holds the unified world heavyweight championship title. He holds three of the four major titles including the IBF title since 2016, the WBA title since 2017, and the WBO title since 2018. Since March 2019, Joshua holds the WBO title.

Vitali Klitschko

Net Worth: $80 Million

The Ukranian former professional boxer is the older brother of Wladimir Klitschko. The three-time world champion currently serves as the Mayor of Kiev and head of the Kiev City State Administration. Klitschko holds the second longest reigning WBC heavyweight championship record and the third-longest individual WBC heavyweight titles streak of nine consecutive defences. He established his ring dominance with an 87% knockout percentage.

Sugar Ray Leonard

Net Worth: $120 Million

The American ex-professional boxer is regarded as one of the world’s greatest boxers. He was an active boxer from 1977 to 1997. During this time, Leonard won world titles in five different weight divisions easily earning him millions.

Lennox Lewis

Net Worth: $140 Million

Lennox Lewis easily belongs to our list of richest boxers with a net worth of $140 million. The former boxing champ earned most of his millions from fighting in the ring and his world titles. During his professional career, Lewis bagged three world heavyweight championship titles and two lineal championship titles.

Manny Pacquiao

Net Worth: $190 Million

The Filipino boxer is famous for his knockout punches. He became famous for defeating 21 world champions including Chatchai Sasakul, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Jorge Eliecer Julio, Marco Antonio Barrera (2x), Erik Morales (2x), Oscar Larios, Jorge Solis, Juan Manual Marquez (2x), David Diaz, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Joshua Clottey, Antonio Margarito, Shane Mosley, Brandon Rios, Timothy Bradley (2x), Chris Algieri, Jessie Vargas, Lucas Matthysse, and Adrien Broner. Pacquiao also holds the record for being the only eight-division world champion, winning 12 major world titles, and being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. He is also the first boxer in the history of boxing to win major world titles in four of the eight divisions of boxing including flyweight, lightweight, featherweight, and welterweight.

Oscar De La Hoya

Net Worth: $200 Million

The former professional boxer competed in the ring from 1992 to 2008. After retiring from professional boxing, De La Hoya earned his millions from being a boxing promoter. During his boxing career, De La Hoya won several world titles in six different weight divisions.

George Foreman

Net Worth: $300 Million

The American former professional boxer had an active career from 1969 to 1977 and from 1987 to 1997. Called the “Big George,” Foreman was an Olympic gold medallist and a two-time heavyweight champion. After retirement, Foreman became an ordained minister, an entrepreneur, and an author allowing him to earn more millions.

Floyd Mayweather

Net Worth: $560 Million

The undefeated former professional boxing champion competed actively from 1996 to 2007 and 2009 to 2015. He is the richest boxer having a net worth of $560 million. Mayweather holds the record for being the top-earning pay-per-view attraction in any sport. He also tops both Sports Illustrated and Forbes lists of the 50 Highest Paid Athletes from 2012 to 2015, making him the highest paid athlete in the world. Aside from his business ventures, Mayweather got most of his millions from PPV.

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