Cathi Tinsley

Top Earning Boxers of All Time

Boxing is known as one of the most aggressive sports in this world and reaching the very top level is extremely difficult, there are thousands of boxers wishing they could become next Heavyweight Champion.

Like other sports the best in the boxing has seen their ability result in financial benefit with continuous opportunities. Here are name of some top list richest boxers as of March 2020.

Muhammad Ali – $50 million

Ali starting his boxing career at the age of 14, without any doubt he is the most famous boxer in history. At the age of 18 in 1960 during the Summer Olympics, he win a gold medal in the light heavyweight division.

Ali was known as a polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring, impresses the crowds with his boxing skills. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 he devoted his time to charitable activities.

Vitali Klitschko - $80 million

Vitali Klitschko was also known as Dr Ironfist because of his in-ring skill being outstanding as he won with 45 victories and only two defeats in his career, creating a famous and well known career.

Sugar Ray Leonard - $120 million

Sugar Ray known as one of the most popular boxers of all time .His fans always love to watch his fights. He has won 36 victories and only four defeats, which is an extremely impressive record.

Lennox Lewis - $130 million

Lewis won three-time world heavyweight champion and a two-time lineal champion; he is one of the greatest to ever steps inside of a boxing ring.

Lennox Lewis not only has an unbelievable professional career, but he also succeeds in his part-time career as well, he is winner of a Gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games.

Manny Pacquiao – $190 million

Pacquiao is famous Filipino boxers who create history of won seven various weight classes title. He possesses outstanding fighting skills which helped him be ranked the second pound-for-pound boxer in the world in 2016.

Pacquiao is also interested in politics and is currently a senator of his country and appear set on continuing this career.

Oscar De La Hoya – $200 million

De La Hoya who holds both Mexican and American citizenships made a great impact in the world of boxing. In 1997 and 1998 he wins the title of “Best pound-for-pound” fighter. De La Hoya retired in 2009 after his remarkable sixteen-year career.

George Foreman – $300 Million

George Foreman is famous by his nickname” Big George”. He has his 28 years very successful career. During his career he won two world heavyweight championship and an Olympic Gold medal. Throughout his career, Foreman wins 76 fight and only 5 defeats fights. After retiring from boxing in 1997, he starts business enterprise. His activities in boxing and business have increased his net worth to $300 million.

Floyd Mayweather Jr- $400 million

Mayweather’s is also known his nickname, “Money”. Mayweather’s has won boxing championships in six different weight classes and became famous for his defensive style shortly in his career. He was marked the highest paid athlete in any sport after managing to earn $105 million from a single fight.

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