Boxing has become one of the most popular sports in the world. The combat sport which is about strength, reflexes, speed and endurance is one of those sports that require a person to know how to throw and duck punches.
There are only a handful of successful millionaire boxers in the world. So let us look at some of the richest boxers in the world.
10. Bernard Hopkins
American boxer Bernard Hopkins is a light heavyweight and middleweight fighter. Hopkins is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time. He is known for his powerful punches and speed. Over time, he came to be known as “the Executioner.” Out of his 67 fights, the boxer has won 55 of them and has held 12 major championships in 2 weight classes. Hopkins is estimated to be worth $40million. Follow Bernard at Instagram.
9. Marvin Hagler
American-born boxer Marvin Hagler aka “Marvelous” has quite the record. From 1980 to 1987, he remained as the undisputed middleweight championship, the second longest reign to ever be held by any boxer. Hagler holds the record of having the largest number of knockouts and has won 62 fights out of a total 67 fights. He has also been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame. The man has had a successful career and made millions. His estimated net worth is $45million. Join Marvin Fan Club at Facebook.
8. Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali is one of the most celebrated and renowned boxers in the world. The controversial and inspiring boxer became a world legend owing to his amazing boxing skills and charisma in the ring. He was known for his outlandish and provocative behavior. Ali won many major championships throughout his career and bagged more than a few awards as well.
A force to be reckoned with, Ali was also artistic in his own way. He recorded one rhythm and blues song and 2 spoken word albums. The man who became an inspiration to millions across the world received many names. Many referred to him as “The Greatest” and “The King of Boxing.”
Ali is definitely one of the richest boxers in the world with an estimated net worth of $50million.
7. Vitali Klitschko
Ukranian boxer Vitali Klitschko aka “Dr. Ironfist” is a 3-time world heavyweight champion and is the second boxer in the world to hold the WBC heavyweight championship the longest. Klitschko received the World Boxing Championship honor of Eternal Champion, the only heavyweight boxer to receive the honor because he has successfully defended the title ten times and has never lost it.
Klitschko has received a knock out in any fight and he is one of the only heavyweight champions to defend a world title at the age of 40+. The professional boxer has a PhD degree and is the major of Kiev. He is estimated to have a net worth of $65million. Follow Vitali at Twitter.
6. Sugar Ray Leonard
American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the most successful boxers in the world. Sugar Ray has bagged world titles in 5 weight divisions and has won 36 out of a total of 40 fights. But, he is not just a professional boxer, Sugar Ray has appeared in several television shows and movies, and has worked at ABC, ESPN, CBS and HBO as a boxing analyst.
The retired professional boxer is estimated to be worth $120million. Follow Sugar at Instagram.
5. Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis is a 3-time world heavyweight champion and a 2-time lineal champion. Lewis has won several heavyweight champions and is considered as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in boxing history. Lewis has had a total of 44 fights and has won 41 of them.
Now retired, Lewis is estimated to have a net worth of $130million. Follow Lennox at Twitter.
4. Oscar De La Hoya $200 milj.
Oscar De La Hoya aka “The Golden Boy” is a professional boxer with 10 world titles under his belt. Before De La Hoya began playing professionally, his amateur career was quite successful.
De La Hoya has fought some of the best boxers in the world of boxing, this including Pacquiao and Mayweather. The Golden Boy has enjoyed a successful career and is one of the richest boxers in the world with an estimated net worth of $200million. Follow Oscar at FB.
3. Manny Pacquiao $210 milj.
Manny Pacquiao, a man after God’s heart is one of the most successful boxers in the world. A staunch Christian, Pacquiao is the only boxer in the world of boxing to bag world titles in the featherweight, flyweight, welterweight and lightweight classes.
Pacquiao also plays basketball and has done some acting as well. He is currently serving as a Senator in his home country. Pacquiao is a humble man who has beaten all odds to join the greats in the world of boxing. His net worth is said to be $210million in 2017. Follow Manny at Instagram.
2. George Foreman $250 milj.
George Foreman is a 2-time world heavyweight champion. He has won 76 fights out of a total of 81 fights. Foreman defeated boxing champ Joe Frazier in a 1973 fight, which got everyone in a frenzy. The retired boxer has been inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame Foreman is an entrepreneur, author, minister and actor. He is estimated to have a net worth of $250million. George at Youtube.
1. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather is the richest boxer in the world. The world famous boxer has won 15 world titles in 5 different weight classes. Between 2013 and 2014, Mayweather bagged over $100 million earning the title of the world’ highest-paid athlete in the world according to Forbes Magazine.
Mayweather has also won several awards including the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year award, three times. He is estimated to have a net worth of $400million. Find Floyd from Youtube.
Top Top-10 Richest Boxers in the World List
There is our list of the top ten richest if not wealthiest boxers in the world. These men are an inspiration to many young boxers who want to pursue a career in boxing and hopefully in future, we can see some new faces emerge in the boxing world.
- Floyd Mayweather
- George Foreman
- Manny Pacquiao
- Oscar De La Hoya
- Lennox Lewis
- Sugar Ray Leonard
- Vitali Klitschko
- Muhammad Ali
- Marvin Hagler
- Bernard Hopkins