Professional boxing brings in all the money especially when the game is all about title fights and the big name boxers are vying for the coveted belt and crown. They gain additional income from the pay per view matches. Big name advertisements and famous sports brands invest a huge amount of money on high profile matches. The boxers in turn are offered lucrative endorsement deals that last even beyond their reign in the boxing arena.
Top 10 Richest Boxer in the World
Here are the top 10 richest boxers of all time updated in January 2017, base on their declared net worth.
Floyd Mayweather Jr – $400 Million
He remains undefeated throughout his boxing profession. He won and survive every big title fights inside the ring. Floyd is the number one boxer in the USA and also the top richest boxer in the world. At the age of 37, he holds the record of 47 victories with no losses and has no plans of retiring.
George Foreman -$250 Million
He is now a retired professional boxer, but he keeps himself busy as a book author, commercial endorser, businessman, actor, and a religious preacher. Numerous boxing fans still recall George Foreman as the brave 24 year old boxer who delivered the mighty punch that ended the undefeated reign of Joe Frazier in the boxing world.
Oscar De La Hoya – $200 Million
The Mexican boxer is already retired from boxing since 2009, but the bulk of his wealth comes from having commercial endorsements and selling his own boxing merchandise. During his prime, he excelled on the ring and earned the title “Golden Boy”. He is also a gold medallist from winning in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
Manny Pacquiao – $135 Million
The world famous Philippine boxer is the ideal exampleof a rag to riches story. He worked or punched his way to the top to help his family and gain world recognition for his achievements in the boxing arena. He has a record of 64 professional fights with 57 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws. The 35 year old boxer has no plans of retiring.
Lennox Lewis – $130 Million
The former heavyweight champion is now an actor, but during his prime he won 41 out of 44 his professional fights. He is a gold medallist and won during the 1988 Olympic Games held in Seoul.
Sugar Ray Leonard – $120 Million
He is now a retired American boxer and devoted his full time in being an inspirational or motivational speaker. He earned the title “Boxer of the Decade” in the 1980s.
Vitali Klitschko – $65 Million
This heavyweight boxer has won numerous boxing titles and honors. He likewise gained the title “Dr. Iron Fist” for his intense punches inside the boxing ring.
Muhammad Ali -$50 Million
Dubbed as “The Greatest”, the retired American boxer now concentrates on supporting his social causes and philanthropy work. He is the only boxer who won two National Golden Gloves.
Bernard Hopkins – $40 Million
The previous world middleweight champion defended his title by emerging victorious out of his 20 professional fights. He gained popularity as “The B-Hop” in the world of boxing.
|Sr.No.||Boxer Name||Total Net Worth|
|1||Floyd Mayweather Jr||$400 Million|
|2||George Foreman||$250 Million|
|3||Oscar De La Hoya||$200 Million|
|4||Manny Pacquiao||$135 Million|
|5||Lennox Lewis||$130 Million|
|6||Sugar Ray Leonard||$120 Million|
|7||Vitali Klitschko||$65 Million|
|8||Muhammad Ali||$50 Million|
|9||Marvin Hagler||$45 Million|
|10||Bernard Hopkins||$40 Million|
This table is created and published in January 2017.