The Highest Paid Boxers Of 2022

Boxing is a very popular sport, and many boxers have achieved popularity and financial success via it.
The popularity of boxing has increased recently, and the fighters’ net worths are beginning to reflect this.
The boxing ring is renowned for producing valiant sportsmen who put on breathtaking performances. Determining the greatest moments in boxing’s history is difficult because the sport’s brilliance spans more than a century.
The boxing ring is renowned for producing valiant sportsmen who put on breathtaking performances. Determining the greatest moments in boxing’s history is difficult because the sport’s brilliance spans more than a century.

List Of Top 10 Highest Paid Boxers In The World 2022

1. Floyd Mayweather – $560 Million

Given that he is one of the few boxing legends in the world to have departed from the sport with a flawless record of 50 wins and 0 loses, there is really no need to mention this multi-divisional boxer. With a $450 million net worth, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has established himself as the richest boxer in the world. He is considered as the pinnacle of astute financial investing as well as defensive boxing skill.

2. George Foreman – $300 Million

On January 10, 1949, George Foreman was born. During his prime, he was one of the most well-known boxers. Like most boxers, he started the sport hoping to start over after a challenging upbringing. only to pick up boxing again in 1994, when he was 45. His post-boxing success is due to Salton, Inc., which approached Foreman and gave him the role of ambassador for a fat-reducing grill that had sold more than 100 million units by 2009. He is currently thought to be worth $300 million.

3. Oscar De La Hoya – $200 Million

Former six-division world champion De La Hoya competed against several other top fighters, including Floyd Mayweather, Felix Trinidad, and Bernard Hopkins. His highest-ever payday, $52 million, came during one of his allegedly final fights against Mayweather.

The Mexican boxer, who established “Golden Boy Promotions” and collaborates with some of the biggest names in modern boxing, has continued to earn enormous sums of money in the sport. Ryan Garcia, Gilberto Ramirez, Jaime Munguia, Vergil Ortiz Jr., and Jaime Ortiz Jr. are just a few of the people with whom De La Hoya has collaborated or still collaborates.

The greatest paycheck for “Golden Boy,” like several of the other fighters on this list who competed in the same ring as “Money,” came from his bout with Floyd Mayweather in 2007. One of the many reasons De La Hoya is so highly ranked on this list and begins our list of the top three highest-paid boxers of all time is due to this.

4. Manny Pacquiao – $190 Million

From flyweight all the way up to light-middleweight, “Pac-Man” won world championships in a record eight different weight classes. Throughout his career, he faced off against all of the greatest and most well-known fighters, earning enormous sums of money in the process. These fighters included Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley, Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Marco Antonio Barrera, and many more.

Pacquiao, who is currently a senator for the Philippines, has donated millions of dollars to his native nation’s less fortunate citizens. Just missing the podium, but a lock for a top-five finish in this case.

5. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – $164 Million

Canelo is the final boxer on the list who is currently actively competing in the professional ring, following Fury and Joshua.

With over 2.2 million PPV purchases, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s fight against Floyd Mayweather in 2013 has so far been the most successful of his career. Canelo will continue to move up this list as his career progresses until he eventually retires because he still has a multi-fight contract with streaming juggernaut DAZN.

The Mexican boxer has faced Gennady Golovkin three times in addition to notable opponents like Dmitry Bivol, Amir Khan, Miguel Cotto, and Sergey Kovalev.

6. Lennox Lewis – $140 Million

Lewis competed against heavyweights like Evander Holyfield, Frank Bruno, and Shannon Briggs, earning enormous sums of money in the process.

Lewis’ most lucrative fight was with the legendary boxer Mike Tyson. According to reports, the British heavyweight earned $112 from this bout thanks to his hefty purse and more than two million pay-per-view purchases. Tyson vs. Lewis is the fifth most popular PPV event of all time and continues to make history today.

7. Sugar Ray Leonard – $120 Million

Leonard added a gold medal to his vast list of accomplishments by winning world titles in five different weight classes, ranging from welterweight to super-middleweight.

The American earned numerous lucrative victories over opponents like Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, and Donny Lalonde. Leonard’s greatest payout came from his trilogy matchup with Roberto Duran, where he reportedly made over $15 million.

Of course, ‘Sugar Ra’ could easily rank alongside boxers like Floyd Mayweather if he were alive today, but boxing was less lucrative in his day.

8. Tyson Fury – $113.5 Million

Since making his long-awaited comeback to boxing, Fury has made a ton of money, including from the trilogy with Wilder and the fight with Dillian Whyte at Wembley.

Last time out, Fury reportedly made his highest paycheck of his career of £30 million in his fight with “The Body Snatcher.” Of course, there have been other significant payouts along the line, like the Klitschko bout after he initially claimed the heavyweight championship in 2016 and the money Fury has made from the WWE and other commercial endeavors.

If a bout with “AJ” is planned for the latter part of this year as has been widely rumored, Fury’s value would move him up this list significantly. The UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, who may challenge him in a cross-over match, and this might help “The Gypsy King” firmly establish himself among the top five.

9. Anthony Joshua – $96 Million

From earning the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics to his memorable performances at Wembley Stadium, Madison Square Garden, The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and those two battles in Saudi Arabia, “AJ” has had some monumental evenings in his boxing career.

Joshua continues to be the top pay-per-view star in Britain despite having three losses on his record. Joshua allegedly earned around to $70 million in his 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz in the Saudi Arabian desert, which was his biggest payday to date.

Joshua’s net worth was likely far higher than $96 million because, as we all know, it is only an estimate based on profits.

The Watford man is still up against some formidable opponents, that much is certain. When he inevitably departs from the sport, don’t be shocked to see his name way up on the top of this list, especially if he does end up taking on opponents like Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

10. Wladimir Klitschko – $65.5 Million

Former heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko competed from 1996 to 2017. The Ukrainian held the IBF, WBO, and WBA-Super belts at various points in his career and was the world’s heavyweight champion twice.

One of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Klitschko retired in 2017 following a memorable fight with Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium, where the then-40-year-old lost via knockout in the eleventh round.

Klitschko, though, held the heavyweight title for more than nine years and remained unchallenged at the top for a long period.

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