Boxing has been consistently popular since the early days of the era. Back in the day, even with less equipment and technology, spectators and players enjoyed it thoroughly.
Today, it has been one of the most blooming sectors, and numerous people make a living and dream out of it. Well, indeed, this sector also puts forward several rich athletes today.
Well, before we start with the list of the ‘Top 20 Richest Boxers in the World for 2021. We hope you have now gained a minimap about boxers in your mind.
Also, if you are a huge boxing fan, let’s have a guess and check out if the name you were wondering did make up the list or not.
Top 20 Richest Boxers in the World
For the information to make up the list, we did check out their career earnings and took sources from other sites. To illustrate, the inspiration-drawn sites are Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth.
Anyways, without any further ado, we will plunge deep into the list.
20. Miguel Cotto
Miguel Cotto is a former multiple-time world champion who devoted sixteen years of his life to the ring.
Not to mention, he is also the first Puerto Rican boxer to win world titles in four weight classes, from light-welterweight to middleweight.
(Fully named: Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez, Nickname: Junito)
Today, Cotto owns a boxing promotion named “Promociones Miguel Cotto,” which organizes fight cards in Puerto Rico.
Altogether, he stands at the bottom of our top 20 richest boxers in the world list with a net worth of $25 million.
19. Felix Trinidad
Often lauded as one of the best boxers in Puerto Rico, Felix Trinidad today depicts a net worth of $30 million.
(Fully named: Félix Juan Trinidad García, Nickname: Tito)
During his eighteen years of professional boxing, Trinidad became the three-weight world champion.
18. Anthony Mundine
Following it, Anthony Mundine is a retired professional boxer and also a former rugby player with a net worth of $30 million.
Mundine bagged the WBA super-middleweight twice during his career, the IBO middleweight, and the WBA interim super-welterweight.
(Fully named: Anthony “The Man” Mundine Jr., Nickname: The Man, Choc)
Additionally, he owns a sporting brand Boxa today, alongside the Boxa Bar cafe in Hurstville. However, it was sad when his cafe got destroyed by the fire.
17. Amir Khan
Amir Khan is Britain’s youngest boxing Olympic medalist and the world champion. At present, the former boxer flaunts a net worth of $30 million and is the owner of Khan Promotions.
Likewise, he also owns Pakistan’s Amir Khan Academy. In the meantime, he also stands as the co-owner of India’s Super Fight League (MMA) and Super Boxing League.
(Fully named: Amir Iqbal Khan, Nickname: King)
“We are prizefighters. That’s what we become. Boxing has one of the biggest purses in sports. And in the sporting field, we probably make the most money.” -Amir Khan.
16. Naseem Hamed
A former boxer, Naseem Hamed starred in the ring for ten years and bagged featherweight world championships, IBO champion, and European bantamweight title.
Currently, he stars with a net figure of $33 million.
(Fully named: Naseem Hamed, Nickname: Prince Naseem, and Naz)
By the end of his career, Naseem had missed a whopping worth of £50 million.
“As a fighter, I recognize that one thing we fight for is prizes. The one thing that motivates us is money. A lot of fighters do come because of money.” –Naseem Hamed.
15. Ricky Hatton
The current boxing promoter and trainer, Ricky Hatton, is the fifth-greatest British fighter of all time. As a former boxer, he also stands as the 11th greatest European fighter of all time.
(Fully named: Richard John Hatton, Nickname: The Hitman, The Manchester Mexican, The Pride of Hyde, Fatton)
Alongside his $40 million net worth, Ricky is one of the most beloved and popular British boxers of all time.
14. Bernard Hopkins
Bernard Hopkins spent nearly three decades in the ring, and today, he stands with a $40 million net worth. Not to mention, he is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest boxers of the modern era.
(Fully named: Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr., Nickname: The Alien, B-Hop, The Executioner)
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13. Marvin Hagler
Coming at no. 13 on our list of ‘Richest Boxers in the world is a late boxer and film actor, Marvin Hagler, with a $45 million net worth.
(Fully named: Marvin Nathaniel Hagler, Nickname: Marvelous)
Even today, his 78% knockout percentage is an undisputed one in the middleweight championships.
12. Wladimir Klitschko
No doubt, one of the best heavyweight champions of all time, Wladimir Klitschko portrays a deep net worth of $60 million.
During his two-decades-long career, his fights generated a global television audience of 300–500 million viewers regularly.
(Fully named: Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko, Nickname: Dr.Steelhammer)
Besides, Wladimir also played golf for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
Not to mention, he is also featured as an adjunct professor teaching Master’s students at the Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen.
11. Anthony Joshua
As a professional boxer, Anthony Joshua is a professional boxer who currently stars as the world’s second-best active heavyweight. Today, he holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles.
Furthermore, Joshua features a net worth of $60 million and today is one of the most marketable athletes in the world.
(Fully named: Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, Nickname: AJ)
“When you are around people who have money, you realize money isn’t that impressive; it’s about your class, morals, and how you conduct yourself.” –Anthony Joshua.
10. Vitali Klitschko
Currently, a Ukrainian politician, Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, is also a former boxer. Along with his career, Vitali is the only heavyweight boxer to have reigned as world champion in three different decades.
(Fully named: Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko, Nickname: Dr. Iron fist)
Not to mention, he is also the first boxing world champion with a Ph.D. degree and now depicts a net worth of $60 million.
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9. Sugar Ray Leonard
Our top ten list of ‘Richest Boxers in the World’ is Sugar Ray Leonard, a former boxer, actor, and motivational speaker.
As of now, he portrays a net worth of $120 million and is also the foremost boxer to make over $100 million in purses.
(Fully named: Ray Charles Leonard, Nickname: Sugar)
Following his retirement from the ring, Sugar also spent numerous years as a boxing analyst for ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, HBO, and EPIX.
“Boxing’s a poor man’s sport. We can’t afford to play golf or tennis. It is what it is. It’s kept so many kids off the street. It kept me off the street.”― Sugar Ray Leonard.
8. Lennox Lewis
Standing with $140 million net worth, Lennox Lewis is right on the richest boxers in the world list.
As a former boxer, he has won several regional heavyweight championships, including the European, British, and Commonwealth titles.
(Fully named: Lennox Claudius Lewis, Nickname: The Lion)
“If the money’s right, I’m happy to bust up the other side of the face. No problem.’ -Lennox Lewis
7. Don King
Although Donald King is a controversial figure in the industry, he has raked quite a lot throughout his career. Herewith, he stands seventh on the list with a net worth featuring $150 million.
(Fully named: Donald King, Nickname: Don)
Well, King is a former boxing promoter, well-known for his historic boxing matchups.
“I don’t promote boxing; I promote people. Boxing is a catalyst to bring people together.” -Don King.
6. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao is the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. Apart from being a boxer, he is also an actor and the Senator of the Philippines.
(Fully named: Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, Nickname: PacMan)
Not to mention, he is also the party president of the PDP–Laban party. Currently, he portrays a net worth of $190 million net worth.
“Boxing is not about your feelings. It’s about your performance.” -Manny Pacquiao.
5. Oscar De La Hoya
At number 5 is Oscar De La Hoya, a former boxer who has won 11 world titles in six weight classes. In the meantime, he is also a former boxing promoter and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promoter.
(Fully named: Oscar De La Hoya, Nickname: The Golden Boy)
At present, he features a net worth of $200 million.
“When people say I can’t or I mustn’t, I always say I can and I will.” -Oscar De La Hoya.
4. George Foreman
Coming on the fourth stand is George Foreman with $300 million. He is a former professional boxer, entrepreneur, minister, and author.
(Fully named: George Edward Foreman, Nickname: Big George)
Not to mention, he is the oldest world heavyweight champion in history. Additionally, he is a successful entrepreneur and well-known for his promotion of the George Foreman Grill.
“Money is a good thing, but every morning you have to get up with something no one else in the world gets up with – that’s that image.” -George Foreman.
3. Bob Arum
Bob Arum, the former boxing promoter, and lawyer stands third on the richest boxers in the world list with a net worth of $300 million.
Arum is also the CEO of Top Rank, a professional boxing promotion company based in Las Vegas.
(Fully named: Robert Arum, Nickname: Bob)
“I’m gonna make a ton of money on the rematch, but that decision was horrible.” -Bob Arum.
2. Michael Buffer
In second place, Michael Buffer, a ring announcer for boxing and professional wrestling matches, stands with a net worth of $400 million.
(Fully named: Michael Buffer)
Of course, no boxing fanatics can forget his iconic catchphrase, “Let’s get ready to rumble!”
As a matter of fact, this simple catchphrase earns him a fortune as he had sold it to use in music, television, video games, and merchandise.
1. Floyd Mayweather
As of 2021, Floyd Mayweather tops the top 20 richest boxers in the world list with his massive net worth of $565 million.
May weather, as a boxer, has closed his boxing chapter with an incredible record of fifty wins and no losses.
(Fully named: Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr., Nickname: Pretty Boy, TBE (“The Best Ever”), Money)
“I don’t fight for legacy. I don’t fight for none of that, I fight for the cheque. I’m in the cheque cashing business.” -Floyd Mayweather.
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Altogether, that ends our list with the top aid boxer, Floyd Mayweather. Here, we will highlight the boxers and their riches in short.
- Floyd Mayweather
- Michael Buffer
- Bob Arum
- George Foreman
- Oscar De La Hoya
- Manny Pacquiao
- Don King
- Lennox Lewis
- Sugar Ray Leonard
- Vitali Klitschko
- Anthony Joshua
- Wladimir Klitschko
- Marvin Hagler
- Bernard Hopkins
- Ricky Hatton
- Naseem Hamed
- Amir Khan
- Anthony Mundine
- Felix Trinidad
- Miguel Cotto
With this, we are curious about how many of the names you could get correct and if your thoughts did match the result. Anyways, for now, until next time!