20 Richest Boxers in the World

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Boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world. It demands great physical strength and clever tactics from the athletes.

While elevating their career, the boxers suffer from frequent concussions and are forced to endure a battery of punches for several years.

But with the popularity of pay-per-view fights since the 1960s, the boxing champs are getting compensated well for their efforts inside of the ring.

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The sport sure requires the athletes to put their lives in danger but also compensate them handsomely so that their effort is not overseen.

So, here we present you with such 20 richest boxers in the world who succeeded in making immense wealth from their careers.

Quick Overview

Richest Boxers Net Worth Country
1. Floyd Mayweather $565 Million USA
2. George Foreman $300 Million USA
3. Oscar De La Hoya $200 Million USA
4. Manny Pacquiao $190 Million Philippines
5. Saul Alvarez $140 Million Mexico
6. Lennox Lewis $120 Million UK
7. Sugar Ray Leonard $60 Million USA
8. Vitali Klitschko $60 Million Ukarine
9. Anthony Joshua $60 Million UK
10. Wladimir Klitschko $60 Million Ukarine
11. Bernard Hopkins $40 Million USA
12. Ricky Hatton $40 Million UK
13. Naseem Hamed $33 Million UK
14. Tyson Fury $30 Million UK
15. Gennady Golovkin $30 Million Kazakhstan
16. Deontay Wilder $30 Million USA
17. Amir Khan $30 Million UK
18. Anthony Mundine $30 Million Australia
19. Felix Trinidad $30 Million USA
20. Miguel Cotto $25 Million USA

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The information and details are compiled from trusted sites on the web including Wealthy Gorilla and Celebrity Net Worth.

20. Miguel Cotto

Net Worth: $25 Million

Miguel Cotto a.k.a “Junito” is a former professional boxer from Puerto Rico. He dedicated his 16 years of life to boxing.

Besides, Cotto is the first Puerto Rican boxer to win multiple world championships in four weight divisions: light welterweight, welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight.

Similarly, Cotto’s 2011 fight against Antonio Margarito earned him $5 million with additional pay-per-view profits.

Moreover, his 2012 fight against Floyd Mayweather bagged him $8 million and PPV revenue of whopping $94 million.

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Miguel Cotto (Source: Wikipedia)

Indeed, it was the second-highest PPV event in terms of non-heavyweight titles in boxing history with 1.5 million audiences.

Since 2009, Cotto has amassed more than $20 million from his match with other renowned boxers like Manny Pacquiao and Michael Jennings.

As of September 2022, Cotto has an estimated net worth of $25 million, making him the 20th richest boxer in the world.

19. Felix Trinidad

Net Worth: $30 Million

Holding the 19th spot is one of the best Puerto Rican boxers of all time.

Felix Trinidad, famous as “Tito,” competed as a boxer from 1990 to 2008.

During his 18 years of career, Trinidad won multiple world titles in three weight divisions: welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight. The International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted him in 2014.

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Felix Trinidad (Source: Boxing News)

Moreover, his 1999 match against Oscar De La Haya is the third highest-grossing pay-per-view event in boxing history.

It had 1.25 million audiences and garnered around $65 million in PPV revenue.

As of September 2022, Trinidad has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

18. Anthony Mundine

Net Worth: $30 Million

Holding the 18th spot is one of the greatest Australian boxers in history.

Anthony Mundine is a former boxer and veteran rugby player. He comes from the Bundjalung tribe.

During his 21 years of boxing career, Mundine won world titles in four weight divisions: light-middleweight, middleweight, super-middleweight, and cruiserweight.

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Anthony Mundine (Source: National Indigenous Times)

In 1998, he became the highest-paid rugby player in National Rugby League (NRL) with $600,000.

Whereas, from boxing, Mundine has bagged around $34 million.

As of September 2022, Anthony Mundine has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

17. Amir Khan

Net Worth: $30 Million

Amir Iqbal Khan, famous as “King,” is a boxer, boxing promoter, and philanthropist from England.

He is a former undisputed light-welterweight champion and the four-weight division world champion in lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and middleweight.

Besides, Khan is one of the highest-paid British boxers of all time. Similarly, Khan bags tens of millions from his single fight along with additional pay-per-view revenues.

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Amir Iqbal Khan (Source: Pinterest)

To illustrate, Khan earned $13 million from his fight against Saul Alvarez in 2016.

As of September 2022, Amir Khan has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

At the age of 22, Amir Khan became the youngest British boxer to win the WBA title in history.

16. Deontay Wilder

Net Worth: $30 Million

Holding the 16th spot is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.

Deontay Wilder, famous as “The Bronze Bomber,” is a renowned boxer from Alabama.

In 2007, Wilder became the first American to win the world heavyweight title.

Besides, Wilder is noted for his unusual power punches, which have knocked out numerous opponents.

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Deontay Wilder (Source: Wikipedia)

Moreover, Wilder made $2 million in a fight against Luis Ortiz, $10 million against Tyson Fury, and $10 million against Dominic Breazeale.

Similarly, from his rematch against Ortiz, he earned $20 million, $28 million against Fury rematch, and another $70 million against Fury rematch in 2020.

As of September 2022, Deontay Wilder has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

15. Gennady Golovkin

Net Worth: $30 Million

Holding the 15th spot is the best middleweight boxer of all time.

Gennady Golovkin famous as “Triple G” is a boxer from Kazakhstan.

Golovkin is two times middleweight world champion. During 2014 and 2018, he won the undisputed championships by winning the WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO titles at middleweight.

From 2017 to 2018, Golovkin earned $25 million from his fights and endorsements.

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Gennady Golovkin (Source: Wikipedia)

At that time, he was one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. In September 2017, his match against Saul Alvarez earned him $5 million with a $22 million PPV.

On his second match with Alvarez in September 2018, Golovkin bagged around $30 million.

Moreover, DAZN signed him with a $100 million contract over three years and six matches in 2018.

From that, Golovkin bags around $16 million every month.

As of September 2022, Gennady Golovkin has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

14. Tyson Fury

Net Worth: $30 Million

Tyson Fury is an Irish-British boxer from England.

He is a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, including Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

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Tyson Fury (Source: The Japan Times)

From his match against Deontay Wilder in 2018, Tyson earned $10 million. On the second match against Deontay in 2020, Tyson bagged $28 million with half of the PPV.

As of September 2022, Tyson Fury has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

13. Naseem Hamed

Net Worth: $33 Million

Naseem Hamed is a former boxer from England. During his 10 years of career, Hamed won multiple featherweight world titles.

Besides, he was a lineal champion from 1998 to 2001, IBO champion from 2002 to 2003, and EBU bantamweight from 1994 to 1995.

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Naseem Hamed (Source: Daily Mail)

Before 2002, Hamed was the highest-paid British boxer. As a successful boxer, Hamed bagged $80 million through his bouts and endorsements.

As of September 2022, Naseem Hamed has an estimated net worth of $33 million.

BoxRec ranked Hamed as the 7th greatest British fighter of all time and 19th greatest European pound-for-pound boxer of all time.

12. Ricky Hatton

Net Worth: $40 Million

Ricky Hatton is a former boxer and boxing promoter from England.

During his 15 years of a boxing career, Hatton won multiple world titles at light-welterweight and one at welterweight.

In 2009, Hatton bagged $20 million from his fight against Manny Pacquiao for the IBO and The Ring light welterweight titles, which he lost.

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Ricky Hatton (Source: The Ring Magazine)

Currently, Hatton serves as the boxing trainer and promoter for Hatton Promotions.

Thus, with an estimated net worth of $40 million, Hatton is the 12th richest boxer in the world.

11. Bernard Hopkins

Net Worth: $40 Million

Coming to the 11th spot is one of the greatest boxers of the modern era.

Bernard Hopkins, famous as “The Alien” is a former boxer from Pennsylvania.

Noted for his highly defensive, fierce, fast, strategic, and powerful counterpunches, Hopkins won multiple world titles in the middleweight and light heavyweight during his 28 years of career.

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Bernard Hopkins (Source: Medium)

Besides, he was an undisputed world champion from 2001 to 2005 and a lineal heavyweight champion from 2011 to 2012.

Moreover, Hopkins has been associated with one of the leading boxing promoting companies in the US, Golden Boy Promotions.

As of September 2022, Bernard Hopkins has an estimated net worth of $40 million.

10. Wladimir Klitschko

Net Worth: $60 Million

Wladimir Klitschko is a former boxer from Ukarine.

During his 21 years of career, Klitschko won two heavyweight world titles and was an undisputed heavyweight champion.

Besides, Klitschko was one of the most renowned boxers all over Europe for his clever tactics and phenomenal knockout powers using powerful jabs, hooks, and footwork.

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Wladimir Klitschko (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Thus, his fights regularly brought in millions of audiences, bagging him more than $200 million (before taxes) through the matches and PPV.

As of September 2022, Wladimir Klitschko has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

9. Anthony Joshua

Net Worth: $60 Million

Anthony Joshua is a renowned British boxer. He has twice won Undisputed Heavyweight World titles.

Besides, Joshua won British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016.

Moreover, Joshua is one of the highest-paid boxers of all time.

 

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Anthony Joshua (Source: Irish Mirror)

During his career peak, Joshua bagged more than $50-$60 million every year.

Further, he collects additional fortunes from his endorsements with sports brands like Under Armour, Sky Sports, etc.

Thus, with an estimated net worth of $60 million, Anthony Joshua is the 9th richest boxer in the world.

8. Vitali Klitschko

Net Worth: $60 Million

Vitali Klitschko, famous as “Dr. Ironfist” is a politician and former boxer from Ukraine.

Since 2014, Klitschko has been serving as the Mayor of Kyiv and head of the Kyiv City State Administration.

Throughout his ten years of a boxing career, Klitschko won multiple world heavyweight titles, including WBO, WBC, and The Ring Magazine titles.

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Vitali Klitschko (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

During the “Klitschko Era,” a period from 2006 to 2015, Vitali was the dominating boxer with his brother Wladimir Klitschko.

Together they hold a Guinness World Record for winning the Most World Heavyweight title fights.

Thus, Vitali Klitschko is one of the richest boxers in the world, with an estimated net worth of $60 million.

7. Sugar Ray Leonard

Net Worth: $120 Million

Holding the 9th spot is one of the greatest boxers of all time Sugar Ray Leonard.

Ray Charles Leonard, famous as “Sugar,” is a former boxer and motivational speaker from North Carolina.

During his 20 years of a boxing career, Sugar won 5 weight division world titles, 3 weight division lineal titles, and an undisputed welterweight title.

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Sugar Ray Leonard (Source: Wikipedia)

As a prolific boxer, Sugar bagged more than $100 million throughout his career. Besides, he was the first boxer to earn that much during his era.

As of September 2022, Sugar has an estimated net worth of $120 million.

Moreover, Sugar owns a $46.5 million worthy estate in Pacific Palisades. The property has seven bedrooms, 12 baths, a wine cellar, a guest house, etc.

6. Lennox Lewis

Net Worth: $140 Million

Lennox Lewis, famous as “The Lion” is a boxing analyst and former boxer from London.

Besides, Lewis is a multiple-time world champion who has won three heavyweight titles, two lineal titles, and an undisputed title.

Throughout his 14 years of a boxing career, Lewis earned multi-millions from his fights and PPV.

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Lennox Lewis (Source: top Hairstyles 2021)

As a boxing commentator, Lewis bags around $20 million.

Moreover, Lewis owns a $4 million Jamaican estate. The property has a theater room, a beautiful patio, and a stunning swimming pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Thus, with an estimated net worth of $140 million, Lewis is one of the richest boxers in the world.

5. Saul Alvarez

Net Worth: $140 Million

Holding the 5th spot is one of the best counterpunchers of all time.

Saul Alvarez famous as “Canelo” is a boxer from Mexico.

Alvarez is multiple times world champion in four weight divisions: welterweight, light-middleweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight. Besides, he has won two lineal titles and three unified titles.

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Saúl Alvarez (Source: Wikipedia)

In October 2018, Alvarez signed a five-year $365 million fight contract with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN. From June 2018, he has bagged around $95 million from his fights and endorsements.

As of September 2022, Saul Alvarez has an estimated net worth of $140 million.

4. Manny Pacquiao

Net Worth: $190 Million

Manny Pacquiao, famous as “Pacman” is a former boxer, politician, and investor from the Philippines.

He is the only boxer to win eight-division world titles and five-division linear titles in history.

Since 2016, Pacquiao has been serving as the senator of the Philippines.

Throughout his boxing career, Pacquiao earned around $500 million from his fights and endorsements.

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Manny Pacquiao (Source: Famous People)

His 2015 match with Floyd Mayweather was the highest-grossing PPV event in boxing history. It had 4.4 million audiences and a PPV revenue of $1.2 billion. That time, Pacquiao bagged $130 million from the fight and additional PPV.

Moreover, he has invested in more than 15 companies including ONE Championship and Pacquiao H20.

As of September 2022, Manny Pacquiao has an estimated net worth of $190 million.

3. Oscar De La Hoya

Net Worth: $200 Million

Oscar De La Hoya famous as “The Golden Boy” is a boxing promoter and former boxer from California.

He is an 11 times world champion in six weight divisions and a lineal champion in three weight divisions.

Besides, Hoya’s 2004 match with Bernard Hopkins bagged $700 million in PPV, making him the first top PPV earner in boxing history.

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Oscar De La Hoya (Source: The Guardian)

Moreover, he is the founder of America’s leading boxing promotion company, Golden Boy Promotions. Similarly, the company has a 25% stake in Houston Dynamo FC.

Thus, with an estimated net worth of $200 million, Oscar De La Hoya is the third richest boxer in the world.

2. George Foreman

Net Worth: $300 Million

Holding the 2nd spot is the eighth-greatest heavyweight of all time.

George Edward Foreman famous as “Big George” is an entrepreneur and former boxer from Texas.

During his 30 years of boxing career, Foreman won two world heavyweight titles.

As a boxer, Foreman had only a net worth of $5 million in the 1980s. But, his multi-million fortunes come from his endorsement with George Foreman Grill.

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George Foreman (Source: Essence Magazine)

In 1999, the company paid Foreman $138 million for using his name. Before that, Foreman was paid around 40% of the profits on each grill sale, with $4.5 million pay checkouts every month at its peak sale.

Thus, with the endorsements alone Foreman is now worth $300 million.

1. Floyd Mayweather

Net Worth: $565 Million

At the top comes the greatest boxers of all time.

Floyd Mayweather is a former boxer and boxing promoter from the US.

He is fifteen times world champion in 5 weight divisions and a lineal champion in 4 weight divisions.

Besides, Mayweather is the fifth highest-paid athlete in the world and one of the six athletes whose career earnings have grossed more than $1 billion. His total earnings sum up to $1.1 billion.

Moreover, Mayweather only earns $10 million through his endorsements.

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather (Source: Wallpaper Flare)

But, most of his fortunes come from his fights. To illustrate, Floyd bagged $250 million from his match against Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

Similarly, he collected $300 million from his fight against Conor McGregor in 2018.

Further, Floyd owns a stock car racing team that competes in NASCAR Cup Series, The Money Team Racing.

As of September 2022, Floyd Mayweather has an estimated net worth of $565 million.

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