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Top 10 Richest Boxers in the World Today



Top 10 Richest Boxers in the World Today

The richest boxers in the world are all very wealthy. With income coming from sports earnings, upcoming fights, endorsement deals, and more, these ten boxers have a net worth of millions of dollars. The top two fighters on this list have a well over $200 million combined net worth, which shows the money involved in high-end boxing.

1. Wladimir Klitschko

  • Net Worth: $90 Million

Wladimir Klitschko

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Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian professional boxer and former world champion. He is the reigning WBA (Super), IBF, IBO, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight champion.

Wladimir Klitschko was born in Semipalatinsk to parents who had moved from Kyiv in 1978 when it was still part of the Soviet Union. His parents named him after Vladimir Lenin because they thought he would grow up to be a great man like Lenin. His father, Oleksandr, was an amateur boxer and took Wladimir with him to the gym, where he trained as a teenager before turning pro at age 17 under manager Emanuel Steward.

2. Anthony Joshua

  • Net Worth: $80 Million

Anthony Joshua

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Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer. Joshua was born in Watford, England, on 15 October 1989 to Nigerian parents. He converted to Christianity after his mother died when he was ten years old.

Joshua became the youngest boxer to win the super-heavyweight gold medal at the World Championships, winning 18 in 2009. On 12 October 2018, he unified all four major heavyweight titles by beating Joseph Parker via unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York City for his first defense of these titles.

In 2016, Sports Illustrated named him one of their “Fittest 50” athletes.

3. Sugar Ray Leonard

  • Net Worth: $120 Million

Sugar Ray Leonard

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The man nicknamed “Sugar” Ray Leonard is a former professional boxer and motivational speaker considered one of the greatest boxers. He currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his family and regularly participates in charitable events.

He was born Ray Charles Leonard on May 17th, 1956, in Wilmington, North Carolina. His parents were from North Carolina: his father worked as an insurance salesman while his mother was a homemaker who later became a school teacher.

4. Tyson Fury

  • Net Worth: $65 Million

Tyson Fury

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Tyson Fury is a British professional boxer and former world heavyweight champion. On August 12, 1988, in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England.

Fury lives near the Haileybury and Imperial Service College in Hertfordshire, where he attended Saint Benedict’s Catholic School for Boys. He is currently ranked as the number one heavyweight globally by Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and BoxRec. In December 2015, he was ranked as TBRB’s number three fighter in their pound for pound list behind Carl Frampton and Gennady Golovkin.

5. Lennox Lewis

  • Net Worth: $140 Million

Lennox Lewis

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Lennox Lewis is a retired British boxer. He is a former undisputed heavyweight champion, the last boxer to have won the title by knockout, and the first British boxer to have won the WBC, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles. He was born in England to Grenadian parents but grew up in Saint Kitts and Nevis before moving back to London at age 14.

Lennox began his professional career in 1988 with three straight wins before losing via technical knockout against Henry Akinwande on July 4th, 1989. He would then go on an impressive run of 16 wins over five years which included victories over Razor Ruddock, Tony Tucker, Frank Bruno (twice), Oliver McCall (#1 contender), George Foreman (in his final fight), Riddick Bowe (#1 contender) Ray Mercer – leading up to finally challenging Evander Holyfield for his World Heavyweight Championship on November 13th, 1992. Lennox defeated Evander unanimously after 12 rounds at Madison Square Garden, USA, in New York City.

6. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

  • Net Worth: $140 Million

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez

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Canelo Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer. He is the current unified WBA (Super), WBC, and Ring magazine light middleweight champion. He also is the only fighter to win four major world titles in four weight classes in a single calendar year.

His father gave him the nickname “Canelo,” which means “cinnamon” in Spanish; he got this name because he had red hair when he was born, and people used to say that he looked like a cinnamon stick!

Being one of the wealthiest boxers ever, Canelo has an estimated Net Worth of $145 Million ($1 = P49).

7. Oscar De La Hoya

  • Net Worth: $200 Million

Oscar De La Hoya

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Oscar De La Hoya is a former Mexican-American professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2008.

He is the founder of Golden Boy Promotions and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012.

8. Manny Pacquiao

  • Net Worth: $220 Million

Manny Pacquiao

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Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer who has been the WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine, lineal flyweight champion; WBO junior lightweight champion; IBF featherweight champion; IBO & lineal super bantamweight champion; and The Ring fringe pound for pound. He is also a former holder of the IBO light flyweight title and is widely recognized as one of the best boxers in history.

Pacquiao has won 11 world titles in different weight divisions: five in flyweight, three at super bantamweight, two at featherweight, and one each at lightweight and light-welterweight. Pacquiao has defended his belts 14 times with nine knockouts, two decisions, and three draws. His fight against Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto was sold out at Madison Square Garden within hours after tickets went on sale on March 26th, 2010, making it one of the fastest-selling fights in history, considering no-name fighters were involved besides Pacquiao’s popularity, which drew people not only from New York but all over North America

9. George Foreman

  • Net Worth: $300 Million

George Foreman

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George Foreman is a retired American professional boxer, former undisputed heavyweight champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, and author. He has a net worth of $500 million.

On January 10th, 1949, George Foreman was born in Marshall, Texas, the USA, and raised by his mother, Mary. She worked as a maid while his father, George Edward Foreman Sr; worked as an unskilled laborer at Houston Lighting and Power Company. He started boxing when he was 12 years old while in school at Fifth Ward High School; however, he dropped out during his senior year to work full time after getting married to high school sweetheart Nancy Smith whom he later had two kids Son Jeorge Andre born 1969 and daughter Melanie Kelli born 1970. He then got into boxing again when he was 20 years old, after which he won 3 amateur titles within four years; this includes 1968 AAU Mr. America title as well as the 1969 Intercity Golden Gloves finals in Chicago, Illinois, United States, where he beat Doug Jones by unanimous decision to win both junior welterweight titles before being named MVP after defeating Johnny Du Plooy who ended up winning Silver Medal for South Africa at Olympics that same year

10. Floyd Mayweather

  • Net Worth: $450 Million

Floyd Mayweather

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Floyd Mayweather is a retired American professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2017. He made twenty-seven defenses of the WBC and lineal super lightweight titles during his career before moving up in weight to capture the WBC light welterweight title. He won the WBC super lightweight title, later defeating Ricky Hatton in two fights at welterweight.

He then won the RING light middleweight title in 2005. He unified it with a victory over Carlos Baldomir by unanimous decision, after which he moved back down in weight class to win the IBF junior middleweight title. He has been universally acclaimed as one of the greatest boxers of all time by boxing enthusiasts and experts alike while holding numerous records as well as being recognized as “The Best Ever” according to Ring Magazine’s list of 100 greatest punchers through history (he was ranked at number 1).

Mayweather had what many consider an easy path through his early years as an amateur due to his father’s connections within boxing circles but went on to become one of the most dominant amateur fighters ever produced by America, having won multiple national championships before turning professional at age 20 years old where he defeated Genaro Hernandez via TKO within round 2 during their first fight together which took place back on September 14th, 1996.

Boxing is a sport that’s often overlooked and underappreciated. It requires much more than strength, endurance, and speed; boxers need to be smart, using quick reflexes to block punches while finding an opening in their opponent’s defense. It takes years of training before any boxer can step in the ring with confidence – but even then, there is always a chance they will lose (or worse). Even though boxing may seem like something only rich people do for fun, many poor kids train day after day so that they can make it big someday.

Usen Ebong is a professional personal trainer (NASM Certified) and a writer with over eight years of experience. He has created various content across multiple niches, including business, nutrition, academic, games research, and movies.


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