Boxing is a combination of martial and combat sport. It is a popular sport in the whole world with a huge fan base. It is also included in Olympics as well as common wealth sports. It does not stop here it also concludes World Championships in different categories. Many players from the whole world take part in it with few becoming successful and wealthiest.
They are paid well based on fights and winning streaks. The most successful ones are the more undefeated player also. They have shown their sheer excellence in their weight category and became successful. Here are the top 10 most successful and highest paid boxer of the world in 2018.
10. Guillermo Rigondeaux – (Net Worth- $ 1 million)
He is the finest Cuban professional boxer. He is currently the number one and only Super Bantam weight champion. After 2009, he remains undefeated. He is considered the one of the greatest in amateur boxing. He has a great amateur career with twelve loses in four hundred seventy five fights. In the last match with Drian Francisco he retained his Super Bantam weight title.
9. Andre Ward – (Net Worth- $ 2 million)
He is a famous American boxer with a nickname of S.O.G (Son Of God) .According to the reports he currently ranked fourth in Pound for Pound bower In the World. Under the guidance of his Godfather, Virgil Hunter, he guided him to the fame as a boxer and he is also his trainer till now. He has also made his acting debut in the movie named Creed a film based on Boxing.
8. Terence Crawford – (Net Worth- $3 million)
He is currently a famous face in American boxing. Currently having WBO junior Welter weight Champion under his belt. He is best known for his nickname ‘Bud’. He was gold Medalist in many National championships in the early years of his life career. Recently played a match with Postol in Vegas is claimed to be the best Pound for Pound Boxing. He has an excellence in highly technical punches with an ease of switching hits. His successful wins have made him to this list of successful boxer.
7. Timothy Bradley – (Net Worth-$3 million)
He is reckoned as the fifth best Welter Weight. He has a fantastic record of defeating twelve world champions in his career. He is also the former WBO light welter weight champion. He is well known by the name of Desert Storm in the US and in the rest of the boxing world. With his mind-blowing fighting skills and a great transition of his hits, he became a successful as well as wealthy in the year 2016.
6. Roman Gonzalez – (Net Worth- $5 million)
Well known as El Chocolatito of boxing world, this young has made quite a name in his boxing career with zero losses till date in his boxing record. Currently he has the WBC and the King Magazines Fly Weight champion under his belt. In pound for pound boxing he is known to be the best boxer in the history of Nicaragua, the country from which he belongs.
5. Sergey Kovalev – (Net Worth- $7 million)
As his Nick name Krusher he maintains the meaning of his name boxing career. Currently the best professional Boxer Russia has. With winning streaks of record breaking of twenty nine wins out of thirty with no loss and one draw. The power of his punch has made him the WBO, WBA (Super), IBF and WISC Diamond Light Heavy weight champion. In the year 2014 he was crowned the fighter of the year. In this year he will be returning to Russia after five years to defend his tittles.
4. Saul Alvarez – (Net Worth- $12 million)
The Famous Mexican Boxer widely known as ‘Canelo’. According to reports he is the best boxer in the middle weight category. His career started at the age of 15, he was then the best-known junior boxer Mexico has. He has many titles on the light middle weight category. In this year after defeating the furious player of boxing Amir Khan, he got to vacate the title of WBC. With his signature blows and stunning physique has made him big in Boxing
3. Miguel Cotto – (Net Worth – $15 million)
He is the most versatile boxer to win titles under many weight categories reckoned as the best among the middle weight boxer. He is famous known for his hard hitting fighting skills; he is a refined boxer with good hits. He has made his country Puerto Rica proud with his boxing; he is considered the best in his country. He is a brand ambassador of a fashion brand and also runs nonprofit organisations too.
2. Tyson Fury – (Net Worth – $20 million)
He is an all-time greatest Boxer British have. He has many heavy-weight titles under the Heavy Weight category. Recently by defeating Tony bellow he is now Top of the world and also the best heavy weight boxer in the world, as Gypsy king he has delighted his fans by a good winning streaks. He currently reckoned his titles on WBC on heavy weight Category.
1. Gennady Golovkin – (Net Worth – $25 million)
He is the best and the wealthiest boxer of Kazakhstan has. He holds the title of many Middle Weight categories like WBA (SUPER), WBC, IBF, and IBO middle weight titles. He is the one who defines the word undefeated with over three hundred fights undefeated in both his professional and amateur career. His sheer hard work and winning streaks has made him highest paid athlete and top in the today s ranking.
Boxing is a worldwide game with billions of fans. Very few players become the successful ones. This ancient game is still enjoyed with same interest as early it was. The best ones has made it to the list hope we will get the Mohammad Ali of our times in the coming years.