19 Richest Boxers In The World
#19 Carl Froch, $20 Million
Carl Martin Froch is a British former professional boxer, and a four-time super-middleweight world champion.
As the pride of Nottingham, nicknamed “The Cobra”, known for his aggressive crowd-pleasing style, toughness, and stamina, Froch is considered to be one of the greatest British boxers of his era.
In 2015, he was awarded MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire).
#18 Joe Calzaghe, $21 Million
Joe Calzaghe, “The Pride of Wales”, is a Welsh former boxer, who held WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF, and lineal super-middleweight titles.
“Super Joe” Calzaghe is the longest-reigning super-middleweight world champion in history.
At 46-0, Calzaghe may even be the best British fighter ever.
In 2014, Calzaghe was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
#17 Felix Trinidad, $30 Million
Former professional boxer, Juan Felix “Tito” Trinidad Garcia, is considered as one of the best in Puerto Rico’s history.
Trinidad became a three-weight world champion, and his fame exploded when he beat Oscar De La Hoya, in 1999.
In 2014, Trinidad was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Allegedly, Trinidad lost millions of dollars in Puerto Rican bonds.
#16 Amir Khan, $30 Million
Amir Iqbal Khan became Britain’s youngest boxing medalist at the age of 17.
He also became unified WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, as well as he held the WBC Silver welterweight title.
As of 2016 Khan is ranked by The Ring magazine as the world’s second best welterweight boxer.
Nicknamed “King”, outside of ring, Khan is a philanthropist, and martial arts promoter.
#15 Anthony Mundine, $30 Million
As a true Aussie, Mundine was a rugby player, before boxing.
Before his move to boxing, Mundine was the highest paid player in the NRL.
In boxing he has held several titles, and he became the first boxer in the history to have had every one of his fights broadcast for television.
Mundine’s conversion to Islam, in 1999, have created a love-hate relationship with Australian public.
#14 Wladimir Klitschko, $30 Million
“Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko is a former world heavyweight champion of four sanctioning bodies.
Wladimir is considered as highly strategic boxer, and is also thought to be among the hardest punching knockout artists in the sports history.
He has fought in 28 heavyweight title fights, more than any champion in the sports history.
Wladimir, and his brother Vitali, have held the heavyweight division on lock-down, during so called “Klitschko era”.
Wladimir’s father was a Soviet Air Force major general, and he was also one of the commanders in charge of cleaning up the effects of the Chernobyl disaster.
#13 Naseem Hamed, $33 Million
“Prince” Naseem Hamed was a British boxer who held multiple world championships at featherweight.
Hamed was known for his unconventional boxing tactics, and spectacular ring entrances.
He put on a show, like Muhammad Ali, boxing with his hands down, without protecting his face from opponents.
In 2015, Hamed was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
#12 Shane Mosley, $35 Million
“Sugar” Shane Mosley is a former three-weight world champion.
During his career, Mosley has fought and defeated some of the greatest names in the sport.
In 2011, Mosley established the Diamond’s Love Foundation, in order to bring awareness to child and passenger car safety.
He has been married once, and has four children.
#11 Bernard Hopkins, $40 Million
An American, Philadelphia’s finest, professional boxer Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr., nicknamed “The Executioner”, became the first boxer ever to simultaneously hold world titles by all four major boxing sanction bodies, IBF, WBA, WBC, and WBO, as well.
He reigned as middleweight champion successfully performing a record 20 title defenses, from 1994 to 2005.
At the age of 49, he became the oldest man ever to win a world title against, 31-year old Shumenov.
#10 Ricky Hatton, $40 Million
Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, nicknamed “The Hitman”, Hatton is regarded as the best British light-welterweight boxer of all time.
He rose to fame when he fought Mayweather, and thousands of his supporters flooded Las Vegas, to give him the “home-field” advantage feel.
Hatton is a passionate supporter of football club Manchester City, due to fact that his father, and grandfather as well, are former players.
#9 Marvin Hagler, $45 Million
“Marvelous” Marvin Nathaniel Hagler is an American former professional boxer, who reigned as the undisputed middleweight champion in ‘80s.
He was known for his punching power, and today holds the highest knockout percentage of all middleweight champions, at 78%.
Annoyed that network announcers didn’t refer to him by his nickname, Marvelous, he legally changed his name to Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
#8 Muhammad Ali, $50 Million
Born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., Muhammad Ali was an American Olympic and professional boxer.
With all of his fame, the self-proclaimed “The Greatest of All Time”, Muhammad Ali antagonized establishment in the U.S. by refusing to be conscripted into the U.S. military, citing his religious beliefs ( converted to Sunni Islam ) and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War.
As a world champion boxer, activist, and pop culture icon, Ali was the subject of numerous films, TV shows, video games, and other creative works.
In 2001, Ali received Presidential Citizens Medal by President Clinton, and, in 2005, Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush.
Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74, in June 2016.
#7 Vitali Klitschko, $65 Million
As a boxer, Vitali is a three-time heavyweight world champion.
With a PhD in Sports Science and a Master’s Degree in “Managing Social Development” he became actively involved in Ukrainian politics, since 2013.
“Dr. Ironfist” had an illustrious career as a boxer, and his probably most notable fight was his “battle” with Lennox Lewis.
Klitschko’s father was a Soviet Air Force major general, and a Soviet military attache in East Germany.
#6 Manny Pacquiao, $100 Million
Serving as Senator of the Philippines, in 2016, Emmanuel “Many” Dapidran Pacquiao is generally considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, and he is the first and only eight-division world champion.
No Filipino is more recognizable than Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao.
As the pride of the Philippines, Manny, once known for his devastating punching power, when formally proclaimed as one of the winners of Philippine Senate an elections commissioner introduced him as the people’s champion.
#5 Sugar Ray Leonard, $120 Million
Ray Charles Leonard, nicknamed “Sugar”, is a former professional boxer, and he is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Leonard was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in pursues, and with victories over R. Duran, T. Hearns, and Marvelous M. Hagler, nobody can ever “accuse” Leonard of being less worthy part of “The Fabulous Four”, a group of boxers who all fought each other, during ‘80s, consisting of himself, Duran, Hearns, and Marvelous Hagler.
#4 Lennox Lewis, $140 Million
A three time-time heavyweight world champion, and the last undisputed heavyweight champion, nicknamed “The Lion”, Lewis is a former professional boxer, who represented the face of British boxing, before the Brits fell in love with Ricky Hatton.
He is probably best known as a boxer who defeated Tyson, Holyfield, and Vitali Klitschko, in his prime.
#3 Oscar De La Hoya, $200 Million
As a professional, the “Golden Boy”, Oscar de la Hoya defeated 17 world champions, and won world titles in several different weight classes.
He is the greatest Mexican-American fighter of all time, and was known for his blistering speed, and his relentless attack.
The East L.A. native was 1992 Olympic gold medalist, and the U.S. media publicized his quest to fulfill his mother’s dying wish, and nicknamed him “The Golden Boy”.
#2 George Foreman, $250 Million
Nicknamed “Big George”, two time world heavyweight champion, and an Olympic gold medalist, Foreman was a mean brute in the ring.
You may know him as the bald guy with the grill, however, he still managed to return to boxing, after being retired for 10 years, and at the age of 45, he beat 27 year-old opponent, Michael Moorer.
Back in ’74, Foreman famously lost to Muhhamad Ali in “The Rumble in the Jungle”, yet he is remembered as a great fighter.
#1 Floyd Mayweather Jr., $ 295 Million
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, love him or hate him, undefeated as a professional, Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows how to sell a fight.
According to the Forbes report, he made more than $100 million from just two fights, in the ring, but his lack of major endorsement may be his retirement undoing, and time will tell.
Former professional boxer, Mayweather, won twelve world titles, and the lineal championships in four different weight classes.
# Mike Tyson, $3 million ( Once Upon A Time $300 Million)
Mike Tyson, also known as Malik Abdul Aziz, is an former undisputed heavyweight champion, and holds the record as the youngest professional boxer to win WBA, WBC, and IBF titles at age of 20.
Considered as the No.1 hardest hitter in heavyweights of all time, he is best known for his ferocious, intimidating, and controversial behavior inside and outside the ring.
Nicknamed “Kid Dynamite” in his early career, Tyson, later became “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, and declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite having received $300 million during career.