Check out these top richest professional Boxers of all time in this article. Few days ago I published 15o current boxers salaries here. Sports has become one of the most famous ways of earning money. Some athletes earn way more than some richest businessmen. Some people ought to show their power to the world, and that they do by boxing. Their power not only has an impact or influence on other people but it also helps them in earning big bulks of money.
In Professional world boxing a lot of money is estimated from the famous fights and games and the boxers earn a good amount of money from Pay-per view matches.
Some serious amounts of money is cashed during high profile matches. And so far the highest pay-per view has been generated by Floyd Mayweather.
Let’s have a look at the highest grossing players of all time:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Net worth: $400 Million)
The current richest and most famous boxer. This famous American boxing champion has won total 11 boxing titles and 6 champion titles in 5 each different weight categories e.g. in
- Super Featherweight
- Super Welter Weight
- Junior Welterweight
- Welterweight twice.
This 38 year old player with the height of 1.73 m is still undefeated. And is the highest paid boxer of 2015.
George Foreman (Net worth: $250 Million)
This retired professional boxer and author is a wealthy man. Fans remember him as a young 24 year old who knocked out the undefeated jow Frazier in 1973. His nickname is ‘Big George’ and he has had only 5 losses in his entire career as a professional boxer. He is also rated has the eighth greatest all time heavyweight boxer.
Oscar de la Hoya ( Net worth : 210 million)
Nick named ‘The Golden Boy’ for his unmatched skills in boxing; Oscar became one of the richest professional boxers of all time after generating $700 million in Pay per view income. His career comprises of 10 world titles, 234 wins, 163 by knockout, with only six losses. He is retired now but he defeated top contenders in top money purse matches.
Manny Pacquiao (Net worth 135 million)
He is a Filipino world champion professional boxer, also known as ‘Pac man’ and ‘The destroyer’. He has won 57 out of 65 matches with only two draws. He has also been involved in basketball, singing, acting, politics and business. He is the only boxer to win titles in seven different weight classes. His fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr brought up around $500 million pay per view income, but unfortunately he lost the fight.
Lennox Lewis (Net Worth: 130 million)
This British Canadian boxer is a former heavyweight champion. He also won a gold medal in the 1988 Olympic Games. His nick name is ‘The Lion’ and he has won 41 games out of 44 with only 2 losses. Lewis turned professional in 1989 and became WBC heavyweight champion in 1992. He retired later in 2004 after defeating Mike Tyson in 2002 and Vitali Klitschko in 2003.
Sugar Ray Leonard (Net worth: 120 million)
This retired American boxer is now also a motivational speaker and an occasional actor. He has won titles in 5 weight divisions and is nick named ‘Sugar’.
He has won a total of 36 fights out of 40 with only 3 losses. He has got 12 titles in professional boxing. He retired with the accolade “Boxer of the Decade” for the 1980s.
Vitali Klitschko (Net worth: $65 Million)
Vitali was a professional boxer but is now a Ukrainian politician and also the current mayor of Kiev. He also earned the nickname “Dr. Ironfist” for his powerful punches in the ring. He has won a total of 45 fights out of 47 and 41 of them were KO matches. His amateur record was 195–15 with 80 knockouts. He became one of the few men to hold World Heavyweight Championship three times.
Muhammad Ali (Net worth: $50 Million)
The Greatest: Is a retired professional boxer, and social activist. He partnered with his coach Fred stoner, and together they won many championships including six Kentucky Golden Gloves, an Amateur Athletic Junior Title and two National Golden Gloves. He was also nick named ‘The people’s Champion’. Ali remains the only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion.
9) Marvin Haggler (His Net worth: $46 Million)
He is another former American boxer who was an aggressive middleweight champion at that time. He is usually known as “Marvelous Marvin Haggler”.He has won a total of 62 fights out of 67, with 3 losses and 2 draws. In 2001 and 2004 the Ring named him the 3rd greatest middleweight boxer till now (historical).
So these are the top 10 richest boxers of 2015 but some of the mentioned players have retired. These players have a special place in the hearts’ of the youth but most of all Muhammad Ali is the most famous and renowned boxer to date. People all over the world take inspiration from him as he was a good and honest man both inside and outside the ring. He was against racial discrimination and that’s why is still known as ‘The people’s Champion’.