Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Boxers In The World in 2016 and 2017. Boxing is a popular sport in many parts of the world. Boxing is considered a tough sport and the famous boxers command a huge following among the fans. Boxers earn hard cash in dollars by not only winning matches in which the investors pump in a huge amount of capital but also bagging endorsements for international companies who hire them to promote their products. In fact, like any other popular sport, the best in the business can figure in the list of most rich boxers.
Many boxers by the virtue of their boxing skills, rake in a lot of money and become multi-millionares. Boxing, like soccer has produced many incredibly rich sportspersons across the globe.
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This is the list of world’s most richest boxers in 2016.
10. Bernard Hopkins
Bernard Hopkins is a middleweight and light heavyweight boxer. He was the world middleweight champion. He holds the record of defending his title of middleweight champion for the maximum time, a staggering 20 times. Hopkins has won fifty one out of his fifty nine matches. His net worth is $40 million and features in the list of world’s most rich boxers in the world.
9. Marvin Hagler
Marvin Hagler held the title of middleweight champion. He has also won the titles ‘Fighter of the year’ and ‘Fighter of the Deacade’. Hagler also figures in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Financially also, Hagler has done well for himself and is among the world’s most rich boxers with a net worth of $45 million.
8. Muhammad Ali
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali no more but Muhammad Ali is a legendary boxer and needs no introduction. Muhammad Ali won many championships such as Amateur Athletic Junior title. He has won two national gloves and six Kentucky Golden gloves. Muhammad Ali has won these championships in partnership with his coach Fred Stoner. He is also a social activist and his net worth is $50 million which makes him of the world’s most rich boxers.
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7. Vitali Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko has been nicknamed ‘Dr IronFist’ by his fans. The boxer has many championships to his name. His net worth is estimates at $65 million and finds his place in the list of most rich boxers in the world.
6. Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Leonard features among the most rich boxers in 2016. He is the recipient of the title ‘Boxer of the decade’ for the 1980s. Following retirement from the sport, the boxer turned to motivational lectures and is now a motivational speaker. His net worth stands at $120 million.
5. Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis was a gold medal winner at the 1988 Olympics. He is a British Canadian boxer. Lennox won forty one of his forty four bouts. He is also a former heavyweight champion. Besides being a boxer, he is also an actor. Lennox is among the world’s most rich boxers with a net worth of $130 million.
4. Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya was a gold medalist at the Barcelona Olympic Games in the year 1992. He is an American boxer who is of Mexican descent. Oscar is a celebrity in the pop culture circuit besides being a former boxer. He finds a place in the list of most rich boxers in the world by virtue of his immense net worth of $200 million.
3. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer from Phillipines. The boxer has won titles in seven weight classes and is the only one to have achieved this rare feat. Manny has won fifty four of the sixty one matches he has played and has drawn two. Manny Pacquiao’s net worth is more than $200 million which makes this multi-millionaire boxer figure in the list of world’s most rich boxers.
2. George Foreman
George Foreman is widely remembered as the young boxer from Texas who defeated the seemingly invincible Joe Frazier in the year 1974. George Foreman earned $137 million after his retirement from professional boxing by authorizing a home appliance manufacturing company named Russell Hobbs Inc. to use his name for an appliance called ‘George Foreman Grill’. He also became their spokesperson. Foreman is also an author, entrepreneur and minister of religion. Foreman is said to have earned as high as $200 million by endorsing the Russell Hobbs Inc. and is very rich to be placed second in the list of world’s most rich boxers with a net worth of $250 million.
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has won an outstanding six championships in five weight classes. He is an American boxing superstar who is the highest paid boxer in the world. Floyd Mayweather earned $105 million in the year 2013-14 and according to Forbes magazine, this made him the highest paid athlete in the world. With a net worth of $380 million, Mayweather tops the list of most richest boxers in the world.
These were some of the top boxers in the world who through their boxing skills, not only became world famous but also made it to the list of the most richest boxers in the world in 2016 and 2017.