The highest 10 richest boxers on the planet features a title no one anticipated


In January we noticed a record-breaking purse bid of £31million from Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions to stage Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte.

Fury assured himself 80% of the purse alongside an extra £3.1million for beating Whyte.

With elite boxers incomes more cash than ever, Planet Sport takes a have a look at the highest 10 richest individuals in boxing.

10) Wladimir Klitschko

Web value: £58million

Ruling the heavyweight division for 15 years has led Klitschko to creating the highest ten.

After the Ukrainian’s loss to Lamon Brewster in 2004, Klitschko remained unbeaten for 11 years till his loss to Tyson Fury.

It was the battle in opposition to Fury in addition to his ultimate profession bout in opposition to Anthony Joshua that noticed the previous WBA, IBF and WBO champion earn profession excessive paydays.

Since retiring, Klitschko alongside together with his brother, Vitali, have been valiantly preventing within the Struggle for Ukraine.

9) Anthony Joshua

Web value: £60million

After bursting onto the scene by profitable gold on the London Olympics, Anthony Joshua has change into Britain’s greatest pay-per-view star.

The very best payday of ‘AJ’s profession got here in 2019 throughout his rematch in opposition to Andy Ruiz Jr, the place the Brit reportedly pocketed £66million.

With massive fights nonetheless to be made within the heavyweight division such because the scheduled rematch bout with Usyk in addition to potential future bouts in opposition to Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, we may see Joshua quickly surge up nearer to the highest of the checklist.

8) Sugar Ray Leonard

Web value: £88million

Often called one of many 4 Kings, Leonard received world titles in 5 divisions from welterweight to tremendous middleweight, alongside a gold medal on the 1976 Montreal Olympic video games so as to add to his achievements.

The American picked up many massive paydays in opposition to Marvin Hagler, Donny Lalonde, and Thomas Hearns.

However the greatest purse of Leonard’s profession got here in his trilogy battle with Roberto Duran wherein he earnt $15million {dollars}.

7) Tyson Fury

Web value: £100million

Tyson Fury after beating Dillian Whyte

‘The Gypsy King’ earnt a profession excessive payday in opposition to Dillian Whyte this April which noticed him convey residence a handbag of £29.5million.

Different massive purses have come from fights in opposition to Wladimir Klitschko alongside his trilogy collection with Deontay Wilder.

Regardless of the retirement claims made by Fury, a return to the ring to battle for the undisputed heavyweight titles or a crossover bout in opposition to Francis Ngannou may assist increase that web value even additional.

6) Lennox Lewis

Web value: £103million

Lewis sits as the very best Brit on the checklist, with the assistance of his massive cash fights in opposition to Evander Holyfield, Shannon Briggs and Frank Bruno.

It is the Mike Tyson battle that generated him probably the most cash with an estimated $112million being awarded to Lewis after the pay-per-view was purchased almost two million occasions – turning into the fifth most purchased of all time.

Not like many different heavyweights of that period, the final undisputed heavyweight champion hasn’t been pressured to make a return to the ring.

5) Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Web value: £105million

The final boxer on the checklist who remains to be energetic inside the skilled code. Canelo has change into probably the most marketable boxer on the planet.

Along with his battle in opposition to Floyd Mayweather being probably the most profitable at 2.2 million PPV buys, bouts in opposition to Chavez and Golovkin have additionally propelled the web value of the Mexican pound for pound star.

Since his loss to Dmitry Bivol, the potential rematch has change into probably the most anticipated fights in boxing, and will change into one among his highest incomes fights because the bout with Mayweather in 2013.

4) Oscar De La Hoya

Web value: £148million

Regardless of preventing in a few of the greatest fights throughout his profession corresponding to Felix Trinidad and Bernard Hopkins, it was one among his final fights in opposition to Mayweather that noticed ‘The Golden Boy’ earn his greatest payday of $52million.

De La Hoya – a former six-division world champion – has continued to earn his wealth in boxing by organising his promotional firm Golden Boy Promotions.

He beforehand promoted Canelo Alvarez and now works with Virgil Ortiz Jr, Jaime Munguia, Gilberto Ramirez and Ryan Garcia.

3) Manny Pacquiao

Web Price: $163million

Manny Pacquiao is boxing's only eight-division world champion

Like just a few stars on this checklist, Pacquiao made his greatest payday whereas preventing Mayweather because the battle generated an astonishing $600million, in addition to turning into the very best grossing PPV of all time.

The Filipino grew to become the one man to change into an eight-weight world champion, profitable titles from flyweight all the best way to mild middleweight.

Pacquiao has since used his tens of millions to forge a profession in politics in his motherland of the Philippines.

2) George Foreman

Web value: £222million

The 81-fight veteran finds himself the runner up on the checklist – he made $200million from his George Foreman grill alone.

Away from culinary gadgets, Foreman has cemented himself as one of many best heavyweights to grace the ring, preventing the likes of Joe Frazier, Evander Holyfield, and Muhammad Ali.

Sitting because the richest heavyweight on the checklist, Foreman can proceed grilling his steaks with a smile on his face.

1) Floyd Mayweather

Web value: £400million

Who else was it going to be?

With the nickname ‘Cash’ for a motive, Mayweather gave lots of his opponents their greatest paydays in addition to being concerned within the prime 4 most purchased pay-per-views of all time.

It was Pacquaio who gave Floyd his largest payday nevertheless when he earnt $250million for preventing the Filipino in 2015.

Since retiring, Mayweather has continued making his cash by exhibition bouts, lately preventing Youtuber Logan Paul.



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