Top 20 Richest Boxers In The World

Before we begin, here is a list of the ‘Top 20 Richest Boxers in the World for 2021. We hope that you now have a mental minimap of boxers. Also, if you are a big boxing enthusiast, take a guess and see if the name you were looking for made the list or not.

Boxing has been a popular sport since the beginning of time. Even with less equipment and technology back then, spectators and participants had a great time. Today, it is one of the most thriving industries, and many people make a living and pursue their dreams in it. Today, this industry does produce several wealthy athletes.

The World’s Top 20 Richest Boxers

We checked their career earnings and used sources from other websites to compile the information for the list. For example, the sites used for inspiration are Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth. Anyway, without further ado, let’s get started on the list.

20. Miguel Cotto

Miguel Cotto is a former world champion who spent sixteen years of his life in the ring. He is also the first Puerto Rican boxer to win world titles in four different weight classes, ranging from light-welterweight to middleweight.

Cotto now owns “Promociones Miguel Cotto,” a boxing organization that organizes fight nights in Puerto Rico. With a net worth of $25 million, he is at the bottom of our list of the top 20 richest boxers in the world.

19. Felix Trinidad

Felix Trinidad has a net worth of $30 million and is widely regarded as one of Puerto Rico’s top boxers. Trinidad was a three-weight world champion during his eighteen years of professional boxing.

18. Anthony Mundine

Following that, Anthony Mundine is a retired professional boxer and former rugby player with a $30 million net worth. Mundine won the WBA super-middleweight title twice, the IBO middleweight title once, and the WBA interim super-welterweight title once.

He also runs the Boxa Bar cafe in Hurstville, as well as the sporting brand Boxa. However, it was unfortunate that his cafe was destroyed by fire.

17. Amir Khan

Amir Khan is Britain’s youngest boxing Olympic medalist and the world champion. Currently, the former boxer has a net worth of $30 million and owns Khan Promotions.

Similarly, he owns Pakistan’s Amir Khan Academy. Meanwhile, he is a co-owner of India’s Super Fight League (MMA) and Super Boxing League.

“We battle for money.
That’s what we turn into.
Boxing is one of the most lucrative purses in sports.
And we most likely make the most money in sports.”

16. Naseem Hamed

Naseem Hamed, a former boxer, competed for ten years in the ring, winning featherweight world championships, the IBO title, and the European bantamweight title.

He currently has a net worth of $33 million. By the conclusion of his career, Naseem had missed out on a stunning £50 million.

“As a fighter, I understand that one of the reasons we fight is to win trophies.”
Money is the only thing that inspires us.
A lot of fighters come for the money.”

15. Ricky Hatton

Ricky Hatton, the current boxing promoter and trainer, is the fifth-greatest British fighter of all time. He is also the 11th greatest European fighter of all time as a former boxer. Ricky is one of the most beloved and popular British boxers of all time, in addition to his $40 million net worth.

14. Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins spent over three decades in the ring and now has a net worth of $40 million. Not to add that he is largely regarded as one of the finest boxers of our time.

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13. Marvin Hagler

Marvin Hagler, a late boxer and film actor, is ranked 13th on our list of the world’s richest boxers, with a net worth of $45 million. Even today, his 78% knockout percentage in middleweight titles is unrivaled.

12. Wladimir Klitschko

Wladimir Klitschko, without a question, is one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time, with a net worth of $60 million. Throughout his two-decade career, his fights usually drew a global broadcast viewership of 300-500 million viewers. Wladimir also competed in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

He also served as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, where he taught Master’s students.

11. Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua is a professional boxer who is presently ranked as the world’s second-best active heavyweight. He currently owns the titles of WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO.

Furthermore, Joshua has a net worth of $60 million and is now one of the world’s most marketable athletes.

“When you’re among wealthy people, you understand that money isn’t everything; it’s about your class, values, and how you conduct yourself.”

10. Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv at the moment, is also a former boxer. Vitali is the first heavyweight boxer to have held the title of world champion in three distinct decades.

Not to mention, he is the only boxing world champion to hold a Ph.D. and has a net worth of $60 million.

9. Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard, a former boxer, actor, and motivational speaker are one of our top ten ‘Richest Boxers in the World.’ He currently has a net worth of $120 million and is the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses.

Sugar also worked as a boxing analyst for ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, HBO, and EPIX after retiring from the ring.

“Boxing is a working-class sport.”
We are unable to afford to play golf or tennis.
That’s all there is to it.
It’s kept a lot of kids off the streets.
It kept me out of trouble.”

8. Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis is one of the world’s wealthiest boxers, with a net worth of $140 million. He won multiple regional heavyweight championships as a former boxer, including the European, British, and Commonwealth crowns.

“I’m willing to bust up the other side of the face for the correct price.”
‘No worries.’

7. Don King

Despite being a divisive figure in the industry, Donald King has amassed a sizable fortune throughout his career. With a net worth of $150 million, he is ranked eighth on the list. King, on the other hand, is a former boxing promoter best renowned for his historic boxing bouts.

“I don’t advocate for boxing; I advocate for people.”
Boxing serves as a catalyst for bringing people together.”

6. Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is the first boxer in history to hold the lineal championship in all five weight classes. He is not only a fighter but also an actor and a Senator from the Philippines. Not to add that he is the PDP–Laban party’s president. He has a net worth of $190 million at the moment.

“Boxing isn’t about how you feel.
It comes down to your performance.”
-Pacquiao, Manny

5. Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya, a former boxer who has won 11 world titles in six weight classes, is ranked fifth. Meanwhile, he is a former boxing promoter as well as a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promoter. He currently has a net worth of $200 million.

“When others tell me I can’t or mustn’t do something, I always respond I can and will.”
De La Hoya, Oscar

4. George Foreman

George Foreman, with $300 million, is on the fourth stand. He was a professional boxer before becoming an entrepreneur, clergyman, and author.

Not to mention that he is the world’s oldest heavyweight champion. He is also a successful entrepreneur who is well-known for his promotion of the George Foreman Grill.

“Money is a nice thing, but you have to get up every morning with something no one else in the world gets up with – that image.”
-Gary Foreman

3. Robert Arum

Bob Arum, a former boxing promoter, and lawyer is the world’s third richest boxer, with a net worth of $300 million. Arum is also the CEO of Top Rank, a Las Vegas-based professional boxing promotion firm.

“I’m going to make a fortune on the rematch, but that decision was terrible.”
Arum, Bob

2. Michael Buffer

Michael Buffer, a ring announcer for boxing and professional wrestling contests, comes in second with a net worth of $400 million. Of course, no boxing fan can forget his famous tagline, “Let’s rumble!”

He made a fortune off this simple slogan, which he licensed for usage in music, television, video games, and products.

1. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Floyd Mayweather, with a net worth of $565 million as of 2021, is the richest boxer in the world. Mayweather finished his boxing career with an unbelievable record of fifty wins and 0 losses.

“I’m not fighting for a legacy.
I’m not fighting for any of it; I’m fighting for the check.
“I work in the check cashing company.”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

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