When it comes to discussing the most successful and wealthiest names in professional boxing, a vast number of individuals who are deeply renowned and respected throughout the sporting industry have earned their fortune thanks to countless memorable bouts that may well rank amongst the best in the sport’s history.
A number of the world’s most prolific star combat fighters have gained mass traction when it comes to their fight earnings and sponsorship deals to a point that they are ranked alongside the world’s wealthiest individuals.
Fighters can earn a wide spread amount of income via their pre-fight contract, pay-per view buys, TV deals and endorsements with popular brands from various industries.
All these major factors have contributed greatly towards a fighter’s image both inside and outside the squared circle which is greatly reflected in their latest financial endeavors.
These are the top five richest fighters on the planet today with some of these competitors often earning great plaudits in the latest sports betting odds for various boxing events:
5). Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – Net worth: £105million:
Not only is Canelo one of the world’s most celebrated fighters, but he is also the highest earning active boxer in the industry today.
Canelo has endured a plethora of exhilarating bouts and may well rankatop the pound-for-pound placements given his impressive hitlist of prior wins against some of the most renowned fighters competing today.
His highest grossing PPV came back during his bout against Floyd Mayweather which earnt a monumental sum of 2.2 million buys which is very likely to be matched or even overtaken ahead of his highly anticipated rematch against Dimitry Bivol.
4). Oscar De La Hoya – Net Worth: £148million:
The former six-division world champion is widely regarded as one of the all-time greats thanks to his many historic accolades, which has netted him a lofty sum of income that he has spent to great heights.
De La Hoya has starred in various promotions with his new company Golden Boy Promotions which has representednumerous star names such as the aforementioned Canelo Alvarez and the likes of Virgil Ortiz Jr, Jaime Munguia, Gilberto Ramirez and Ryan Garcia.
Alongside his promotional firm, De La Hoya has also taken a keen interest in the MMA landscape which was very apparent when Golden Boy promotions started an MMA brand in an effort to compete with the UFC, although that endeavor was quickly put to rest.
3). Manny Pacquiao – Net Worth: £163 million:
One of the world’s most respected and feared names stems from the legendary Filipino who has greatly impacted the sport thanks to his many legendary encounters.
Whilst Pacquiao’s in-ring career appears to be all but over, he is still drawing in huge sums of revenue thanks to his many endorsements with the likes of Cleto Reyes gloves, Hewlett-Packard, ANTA and his brand ambassador role at I AM WORLDWIDE.
The ‘Pac-Man’ is also one of the boxing world’s most charitable names which is clear given his charity foundation and the star’s involvement with the Habitat for Humanity movement, with some reports even claiming that the multiple division champion has also donated around half his fight earnings to various charitable organizations.
2). George Foreman – Net Worth: £222 million:
Surprisingly, most of Foreman’s fame likely stems away from his in-ring career despite his glowing reputation as one of the all-time greatest heavyweights to ever live.
Many individuals who may not share a collective interest in boxing, may solely recognize Foreman’s name from his world renowned culinary product, Foreman’s grill, which has netted the former heavyweight champion over $200 million dollars from the retail alone.
Whilst Foreman remains as one of the sport’s most illustrious names, it is clear that he might have made an even greater name for himself in the decades following his retirement due to his involvement with the culinary arts.
1). Floyd Mayweather – Net Worth: £400 million:
Considering that the highly celebrated and undefeated prizefighter’s nickname is ‘Money’ it makes perfect sense for the former world champion to rank atop the listings for the richest boxers of all-time.
Mayweather’s PPV buy numbers are still some of the most startling as some of his top buys include a $400 million total earnt from his May 2015 bout against the previously mentioned Manny Pacquaio, which is closely merited with his $370 million buys for his 2017 showdown against UFC star Connor McGregor.
Mayweather is certainly not shy in showcasing his illustrious and expensive living, with the undefeated boxer still earning a huge sum of income thanks to his involvement with promotions and sponsorships alongside the world’s most prestigious brands including Hublot, Burger King and Fan Duel which has contributed a further $1 million for each sponsor that is stitched on his ring attire.
Overall, Mayweather is not only the richest boxer of all-time, but also one of the wealthiest athletes on the planet today.