TOP 10 RICHEST BOXERS OF ALL TIME(2022).

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10VITALI KLITSCHKO80-90
9ANTHONY JOSHUA80-100
8WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO90-100
7SUGAR RAY LEONARD120
6LENNOX LEWIS120-140
5SAUL "CANELO" ALVAREZ175
4OSCAR DE LA HOYA200
3MANNY PACQUIAO200-220
2GEORGE FOREMAN300-400
1FLOYD MAYWEATHER600-800

#10.VITALI KLITSCHKO($80-90 MILLION).

VITALI KLITSCHKO
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For the 10th spot on our list, we have Vitali Klitschko, also known as “Dr Iron Fist” with a net worth of $80-90 Million. Born in 1979 in modern day Kyrgystan, he is a Ukrainian professional boxer and politician as mayor of Kiev. He and his younger brother Wladimir dominated the heavyweight scene from 2005 to 2013 in a period called “The Klitschko Era”.

As a youth, Vitali began his amateur career in 1985, being coached by former Olympic medalist Klimanov and later on took up karate and kickboxing, showing great skill and promise in all three disciplines as they then were unbanned by the Soviets. In 1996 he was kicked of his nation’s team due to testing positive for a banned substance, thus missing the Olympic games that year. Later on that year, Vitali turned pro and went off with a blazing start, winning his first 24 fights by either TKO or knockout. He then won first world championship title in 1999 after a 2nd round knockout against his British opponent. In 2005, he retired from boxing due to a severe ACL injury but returned in 2008 to defeat every fighter he met till his official retirement in 2013 to focus on his political career. After his retirement, he became one of the few heavyweight boxers who had never been knocked down.

#9. ANTHONY JOSHUA($80-100 MILLION).

ANTHONY JOSHUA
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For the 9th spot on our list, we have Anthony Joshua, who has a net worth of $80 – 100 Million. Born in the year 1989, he is a British international boxer of Nigerian descent. Early in his career, he started out as an amateur boxer and was so good at it he that he was awarded the Amateur Boxer of the Year in 2011. This success propelled him to a spot to represent Britain the following year at the 2012 Olympics, in which he won a Gold Medal. The following year of 2013, he turned pro, and this has spurred him on to win multiple heavyweight title belts, winning the first in 2016 and the second in 2019, though after losing to Ruiz earlier.

#8. WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO ($90 – 100 MILLION).

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO
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For the 8th spot on our list, we have Wladimir Klitschko, also known as “Dr Steel Hammer” due to the fact that a majority of his wins come about by knockout. He has a net worth of $90 – 100 Million. Born in the year 1976, he is a Ukrainian former international heavyweight champion.

Early in his career, he started as an amateur and went on to win an Olympic Gold Medal in 1996. The following year, he turned pro and won his first heavyweight title in 2000. He holds the world record for the longest number of consecutive days as world heavy champion at 4382 days, which ended in the year 2015 after he lost to Tyson Fury.

#7. SUGAR RAY LEONARD ($120 MILLION).

SUGAR RAY LEONARD
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For the 7th spot on our list, we have Sugar Ray Leonard, who has a net worth of $120 Million. Born in the year 1956, he is an American former boxing champion with a hugely successful career spanning from 1977 to 1997. He is widely recognised as the first boxer to surpass the $100 Million mark in career earnings.

Sugar Ray was such a highly successful boxer that he was able to win world titles across 5 different weight division classes, which is an extremely rare feat to accomplish. After his retirement from boxing went to write an autobiography and has commented on several sporting events.

#6. LENNOX LEWIS ($120 -140 MILLION).

LENNOX LEWIS
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For the 6th spot on our list, we have Lennox Lewis, who has a net worth of $120-$140 Million. Born in the year 1965, he is a British boxer of Jamaican descent. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest British boxers of all time.

When he was younger, he moved to Canada with mother and was eligible to represent Canada at the 1988 summer Olympics, where he won a gold as an amateur boxer. In 1989, he returned to England to begin his professional boxing career. During, his professional boxing career he became a three time world heavyweight champion with vital victories over Mike Tyson and Vitali Klitschko.

#5. SAUL “CANELO” ALVAREZ($175 MILLION).

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For the 5th spot on our list, we have Saul Canelo Alvarez at $175 Million. Born in the year 1990, Canelo is a highly successful Mexican Boxer.

Canelo is widely known as a highly intelligent boxer. Due to his blazing fast counter attacking ability, he likes to take advantage of the small spaces left open in an opponent’s defence to land a quick succession of body shots to down his opponent. This unique ability has won him 4 championship belts in 4 different weight classes, thus proving to the world how deadly he is.

#4. OSCAR DE LA HOYA ($200 MILLION).

OSCAR DE LA HOYA
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For the 4th spot on our list we have Oscar De La Hoya also known as “Golden Boy” having a net worth of $200 Million. Born in the 1973, he is a highly successful American boxer with a career spanning 17 years.

Oscar began his highly successful pro career in December 1992, just after winning an Olympic gold medal in Barcelona earlier that year.

After winning an Olympic gold medal in 1992, Oscar made his professional debut later that same year in 1992. He went on to have a highly successful career, winning 11 world titles in six different weight classes. Aside from purse winnings from his boxing career, Oscar makes money from his Golden Boy Productions media company.

#3. MANNY PACQUIAO ($200-220 MILLION).

MANNY PACQUIAO

For the 3rd spot on our list we have Manny Pacquiao also known as “Pac-man” at $200-220 Million. Born in the year 1973, he is a highly successful boxer and politician from the Philipines.

Pacquiao began his professional career at the age of 16 in which he won his first fight against an Edmund Ignacio. This victory set him up to win his first few fights early in his pro career. This victory set up the winning pace in his career, which saw him end up with 12 world championships across 8 divisions. Aside from boxing, he is also a politician in his home country where he once both a House of Representatives and then subsequently a House of Senate member.

#2. GEORGE FOREMAN ($300-400 MILLION).

GEORGE FOREMAN
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For the 2nd spot on our list, we have George Foreman having a net worth of about $300-400Million. Born in the year 1949, he is highly successful boxer, businessman and pastor from The United States.

Like most other boxers, Foreman started his career as an amateur earning his first significant victory as an Olympic Gold Medallist in the 1968 Mexico Olympics, where he knocked out his opponent. The following year he turned pro, earning a consecutive series of victories with most won by knockout. In 1974, for the first time in his pro career, he experienced a loss in his stellar fight against Muhammed Ali, where he earned $5 Million. The fight was such a sensation it was termed the ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ and was hosted in Zaire. Following this, he experienced a series of loss which saw him retire in 1977. In the late 80s he made a comeback winning a series of significant victories as well as entering into the world of business, which saw him make more money ever than he ever did with boxing with his George Foreman Grills Venture. In 1997 he finally retired, deciding to focus on his grill business, which has been highly profitable to him.

#1 FLOYD MAYWEATHER($600-800 MILLION).

FLOYD MAYWEATHER
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For the number 1 spot on our list, we have the one and only Floyd “Money” Mayweather. He is widely regarded as the first boxer to make over Billion dollars from career earnings. Born in 1977, he is a highly successful American Boxer.

Floyd Mayweather began his amateur career at a very young age when he dropped out of high school. He had quite a successful amateur career, which culminated in a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Later in October that same year, he turned pro going on to win 6 championships across eight different weight classes and also earning a perfect 50-0 record despite having faced the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Saul Alvarez and Marcos Maidana. Due to his world record earnings, Floyd has been able to afford quite a lavish lifestyle for himself, including 2 private Jets, an outstanding collection of Rolls Royces, Bugatti and real estate.

Thanks again for reading our article on the Top 10 Richest Boxers of All Time. Please feel free to let us know which of the boxers you might have watched, seen in passing or just generally like in the comment section below.

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