Boxing is a World famous sport that attracts tons of viewership and has become one of the most successful sports business industries in the world. Boxing is a combat sport where professional athletes fight each other under professional rules and guidelines and is controlled by boxing authorities. Both Male, as well as Female fighters, showcase their talent.
Boxing has a variety of different classifications such as Western boxing, Chinese Boxing, Muay Thai which is also known as Thai kickboxing, Western Kick Boxing, and many more. This sport has seen some of the greatest humans to ever live on earth with the likes as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Pacman, Mayweather, Iron Mike, and the list goes on.
Top 5 Richest Boxers Of All Time
5. Lennox Lewis: $140 Million
Lennox Lewis was a Canadian fighter who fought as an amateur and won a Gold Medal at Olympics in the Super Heavy Weight division for Canada. He fought 44 times amassing 41 victories 1 loss and 2 draws. He has an impressive victory over “Iron” Mike Tyson who was once hailed as the Baddest Man to ever walk on this planet. No doubt Lewis comes in the top list of highest-paid Boxers of all time.
4. Manny Pacquiao : $190 Million
It’s rare to see superheroes in real life. If people say there are superheroes among humans then this man definitely must be the one. When Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao used to fight every single person in the Philippines would rush to the television, or radio to watch him fight. He was his country’s real hope and he is a legend of this sport. It’s obvious his achievements and hard work made him financially strong and one of the most highly paid athletes in the world.
3. Oscar De La Hoya : $200 Million
One of the most legendary fighters of all time Oscar De La Hoya, a Mexican-born superstar was a spectacle. During his time in sports, he was always in discussion of being one of the best to ever touch gloves. No doubt his success paid him every pound he deserved and is ranked 3rd in the list of highest-paid boxers of all time in the world.
2. George Foreman: $300 Million
George Foreman was a great boxer of his time. He had an impressive record of 81 fights out of which he won 76 and 68 of those wins came from a knockout and 5 losses. He has also won a Gold in Olympics in the Heavyweight Division. George Foreman also known as “Big George” has also competed against the likes of Muhammad Ali. He is now a writer and a successful entrepreneur.
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr: $560 Million
Undefeated as an amateur and undefeated as a professional Floyd Mayweather is easily at the top of the Boxing World. He has impressive victory performances over legends like Oscar De La Hoya and Canelo Alvarez. Floyd has enjoyed success inside the sport as well as outside the sport. His biggest paycheck came against former UFC featherweight champion Corner McGregor. His nickname “Money” definitely speaks for him.
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