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29+ Richest Boxers of All Time, Ranked

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| LAST UPDATE 06/30/2021

By Molly Houghton

Being a professional boxer requires incredible strength, but it takes a particular person to bankroll their boxing career into the multi-millions. Take a look at some of the richest men to ever enter the boxing ring.

30. Roy Jones Jr.- $7 Million

After winning the IBF Middleweight Championship in 1993, Roy Levesta Jones Jr. finally entered the public eye as a renowned boxer. And by the time he claimed the WBA Heavyweight title in 2003, Jones became a household name amongst fans.

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During his string of successes, he also dabbled in the world of rap, releasing the album Round One. He then appeared in two of the three Matrix films. Unfortunately, Jones' fortune sank from $55 million to $7 million "due to failed business ventures, particularly real estate investments," according to Celebrity Net Worth.

29. Antonio Margarito - $15 Million

Mexican-American wrestler Antonio ‘El Tornado de Tijuana’ Margarito is known for his aggression in the ring, as well as a formidable iron chin. His first world title success came on July 21, 2001, when he claimed the WBO Welterweight title during his fight against Daniel Santos.

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He later went on to win the WBA, WBO, and IBF Welterweight Champion and made quite a profit from the accompanying royalties and pay-per-view matches. He also had a one-off HBO special made about him called Ring Life: Antonio Margarito. As a result, he has a net worth of $15 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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28. Nigel Benn - $20 Million

Nigel ‘Dark Destroyed’ Benn had been boxing for quite a few years before achieving fame in the sport. In 1987, he finally went pro and became known for his impressive run of knockouts and going up against household names like Abdul Umaru. But boxing wasn’t enough for the ambitious athlete.

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Outside of his impressive boxing career, Benn also dabbled in music, working as a DJ, and appeared on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, an infamous British reality TV show. Throughout his various careers, he's achieved a net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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27. Juan Manuel Marquez - $20 Million

From the tender age of eight, Juan Manuel Marquez was encouraged to become a boxer by his father. We can’t help but wonder if his father could ever have expected that his little son would one day become a world championship heavyweight in the WBA, WBO, and The Ring?

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Supposedly, Marquez made more than $5 million in total from his 2012 fight with Manny Pacquiao, the third match-up of the two athletes. Unlike some of his peers, Marquez stuck to boxing as a source of income, and we don't blame him. Ultimately, Celebrity Net Worth puts the athlete's value at $20 million!

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26. Freddie Roach - $20 Million

While Freddie Roach had his own significant solo career in professional boxing, he's better known for his work as a trainer these days. Roach has trained some of the sport's biggest household names, including Manny Pacquiao, Georges St-Pierre, Julio César Chávez Jr., and various others.

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Although Roach didn't restrict his career to the ring - he's also trained a range of MMA fighters, most notably Andrei Arlovski, a UFC heavyweight champion. Considering his impressive athletic range, it's no surprise that Celebrity Net Worth reports the former boxers' net worth as $20 million.

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25. David Haye - $20 Million

Hailing from the UK originally, David Haye is best known for holding several cruiserweight title belts worldwide, specifically in Europe. He even claimed the WBA heavyweight title! His career has garnered many fans as well as an impressive bank balance.

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Referred to as a "hard-hitting boxer," Haye is perhaps best known for his ability to transition between two classes in the boxing world - going from heavyweight to cruiserweight. And he's certainly making the most of it, with Celebrity Net Worth putting his net worth at $20 million.

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24. Carl Froch - $20 Million

Nicknamed "The Sheriff of Nottingham," a tribute to his hometown of Nottingham, England, Carl Froch officially entered the world of pro-boxing back in 2002. Since then, he's taken part in 35 bouts, won 33 of them, and went on to be named world champion four times!

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Froch is best known for ending long-time win streaks of many champions he had fought (and beaten). With a reputation like his, it’s no surprise that Carl Froch has an estimated net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Talk about a winner!

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23. Andre Berto - $20 Million

Andre Michael Berto won the welterweight world championship title not once but twice! This Haitian-born boxer knew he wanted to be a professional fighter from a young age and eventually won the National PAL twice. In 2004 he even represented Haiti in the Summer Olympics.

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Berto was a success in both boxing and real estate, investing in a $6.62 million Beverly Hills home in 2017 so he could sell it for $9 million the following year. Because of his success in pro-boxing, Olympic competitions, and real estate Berto has a whopping net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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22. Miguel Cotto - $25 Million

Cultural representation proved to be essential for Miguel Cotto, who shot to fame after being named the first Puerto Rican to win championship titles in all four weight classes. Entering the world of professional boxing in 2001, Cotto currently holds the Middleweight Championship in WBC and The Ring.

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Considered by many to be one of the greatest Puerto Rican boxers, Cotto reportedly sits on a net worth of $25 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Today he is still remembered for his 2012 fight against renowned champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., a showdown for which he was paid $8 million, allegedly.

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21. Tyson Fury - $30 Million

These days, Tyson Fury is best known for his success against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. The Irish and British fighter has claimed heavyweight championships in the WBA (Super), IBF, IBO, WBO, and The Ring, after starting his professional career back in December 2008.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Fury has an estimated net worth of $30 million. And how is he worth so much? Well, Celebrity Net Worth also reported that $28 million of that amount came from a single match in February 2020 - a highly anticipated rematch against Deontay Wilder.

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20. Gennady Golovkin - $30 Million

Gennady "GGG" Golovkin was born in Kazakhstan but hustled his way through the world's best boxers' ranks! Making his debut in 2006, Golovkin represented his country at the 2004 Summer Olympics (and winning a silver medal to boot) and in 2013 was even appointed "Fighter of the Year" by The Ring magazine.

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Just five years later, in 2013, Golovkin was approached by streaming service DAZN with a three-year contract supposedly worth $100 million, with only six fights stated in the agreement. Adding up to a whopping $16 million per fight, Golovkin is sitting on a $30 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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19. Felix Trinidad - $30 Million

Five-time National Amateur Champion in Puerto Rico, Felix Trinidad, entered the world of professional boxing at just 17-years-old. He’s had a lot of time to build an impressive career, and he’s done just that. For more than six years, Trinidad has held the title of Welterweight Champion, the longest run by any one fighter.

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He later claimed impressive titles such as the WBA Light Middleweight, WBC Welterweight, and WBA Middleweight, which brought in considerable sums of money. Adding pay-per-views and other fights, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Trinidad has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

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18. Deontay Wilder - $30 Million

After nine years without winning a major championship, Deontay Wilder finally claimed the WBC Heavyweight Championship title in 2015. After breaking the string of bad luck, he managed to maintain the title for an incredible six-year run, perhaps his best-known achievement.

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Wilder has certainly had an impressive bankroll throughout his career, given his high-profile matches over the years, including a $20 million rematch against Luis Ortiz and a $28 million fight with Tyson Fury. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $30 million.

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17. Anthony Mundine - $30 Million

Australian-born Anthony Mundine spent his early years trying to jumpstart a professional rugby career, though he had little success. So, he decided to give boxing a try, eventually winning the WBA Super Middleweight Championship title in 2003. Looks like his decision paid off!

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Televised matches and royalty earnings have truly boosted his career, and according to Celebrity Net Worth, they are the main contributors to his $30 million net worthIt's been said that his fight against Danny Green made Australian history being the country's most-watched pay-per-view event.

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16. Naseem Hamed - $33 Million

Naseem Hamed started his career all the way back in 1992, joining the flyweight division in Britain. He soon earned the nickname "Prince Naseem" due to the epic entrances he frequently made into the ring, including flying in on a "magic" carpet and recreating Michael Jackson's music video for Thriller.

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After winning the WBO Featherweight and World Featherweight Championship titles, Hamed gained recognition for his impressive winning streaks. And according to Celebrity Net Worth, these successes have culminated into a stunning net worth of $33 million.

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15. Ricky Hatton - $40 Million

Since launching his career in 1997, Ricky Harron became a notable figure in professional boxing after winning a fierce match against Colin Mcauley after just one round. His victory was so impressive that he gained many dedicated fans who believed he could take on anyone in his weight class.

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But another of his more famous matches was against crowd-favorite Manny Pacquiao. Sadly, he lost to Pacquiao, but he still emerged from the fight a whopping $20 million richer. It was the most lucrative match of his career, and according to Celebrity Net Worth, he is now worth approximately $40 million.

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14. Bernard Hopkins - $40 Million

Known as "The Executioner" by many fans and followers, Bernard Hopkins started his boxing career in 1988, earning his first IBF Middleweight title not long after. He also claimed the World Champion title in 2011, and at 46-years-old he was the oldest boxer in history to win the championship.

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After winning the final match, he was famously interviewed by the Philadelphia Daily News, where he told reporters, "I didn't feel like I was 46 tonight, I felt closer to 36." He even surpassed iconic boxer George Foreman as the oldest champion. Celebrity Net Worth reports his net worth as an astounding $40 million.

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13. Amir Khan - $40 Million

Another British fighter making a global name for himself, Amir Khan, was still in school when he picked up competitive boxing. He was soon slated for the Junior Olympics in 2003 and won the gold medal! As if that wasn’t enough, the champion even became the youngest WBA winner in history at 22-years-old.

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Considering his early career trajectory, it makes sense that Celebrity Net Worth has named Khan one of the highest-paid British boxers to ever live, frequently raking in eight-digit payments for single matches. He was paid $13 million for his fight against Saul Alvarez, which definitely contributed to his $40 million net worth.

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12. Marvin Hagler - $45 Million

Marvin Hagler had an ego appropriately fitting for a boxer with his success, shown when he legally changed his name to ”Marvelous Marvin Hagler,” reportedly because he felt announcers didn’t call him that when requested. And he was talented enough that he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame!

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As an undisputed Middleweight champion, Boxrec even named Hagler the fifth-greatest middleweight of all time. Celebrity Net Worth attributes much of his earnings to 1980 and 1987, the period where he defended his World Middleweight title and amassed a $45 million net worth.

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11. Muhammad Ali - $50 Million

This list wouldn't be complete without the most iconic cultural icon in the history of the sport! Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., Muhammad Ali started boxing at just 12-years-old after a policeman suggested it as an anger management method. His match against Joe Frazier in 1971 later became known as the "fight of the century."

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But the fight that made the most money for Ali was against Larry Holmes in 1981, where he was paid $7.9 million, an unprecedented amount at the time. Celebrity Net Worth places his estate's value at $50 million, though they admit it could be much more by now.

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10. Vitali Klitschko - $80 Million

Another boxer with an exceptional name, Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko, kick-started his career in his home country, Ukraine, and became known for his powerful punch (hence the nickname). He first gained international recognition at the World Military Games in Italy, where he claimed the Super Heavyweight Championship title.

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But Klitschko excelled in other areas too - he was a successful chess player and even ran for mayor in his hometown of Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. If you put all of these impressive career moves together, it’s only natural he should have a net worth of $80 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.

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9. Anthony Joshua - $80 Million

At just 18-years-old, Anthony Joshua began boxing in England and went on to win a gold medal for his home country at the 2012 Olympics. He was offered $60,000 to go pro, but he turned it down, saying, "Turning down that £50,000 was easy. I didn't take up the sport for money, I want to win medals."

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Despite that, Joshua made an incredible $54 million between 2018-2019, primarily because of his match against Andy Ruiz Jr. During this period, he made the bulk of his fortune, and today is reported to have a net worth of $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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8. Wladimir Klitschko - $90 Million

With his unique fighting style and powerful punches, Wladimir Klitschko has brought his fierce energy to every fight, making him a household name amongst boxing fans. In 1996, he attended the Olympics on behalf of his home country Ukraine and won gold in the super heavyweight division.

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The majority of Klitschko’s fortune comes from the considerable royalties he has earned from all of his matches over the years. But he also reportedly sold his Olympic gold medal for $1 million, which undoubtedly contributed to his $90 million net worth, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.

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7. Sugar Ray Leonard - $120 Million

Sugar Ray Leonard is known for both his incredible athletic career and his business endeavors over the years. Over two decades, Leonard has claimed world titles in five weight divisions and lineal championships in three. He even became an undisputed welterweight champion too.

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Outside of the ring, he had an impressive financial acumen, proven when he earned over $100 million in match purses, the first boxer to do so. He also toyed with real estate investment, particularly in the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Leonard has a net worth of around $120 million.

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6. Saul Alvarez - $140 Million

Mexican-born boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez began boxing at just 13-years-old, even coming in second at the Mexican Junior Championships. The following year he won gold, no doubt setting the stage for him to win world championship titles in four weight divisions as an adult.

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His most significant payday came on October 17, 2018, when Alvarez signed a $365 million contract with DAZN and Oscar De LaHoya’s production company. Spanning five years and 11 fights, he earned $95 million between 2018 and 2019 alone. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $140 million.

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5. Lennox Lewis - $140 Million

Beginning as a young upstart boxer in England in 1989, Lennox Lewis was first recognized for his talents by boxing promoter Frank Maloney. For the first 22 matches of his career, he came out on top and soon gained fame because of it. Eventually, he was named the IBF undisputed heavyweight champion.

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Over the years, he's made most of his money through boxing, aside from an appearance on the hip-hop album Train of Thought by Reflection Eternal. In 2002, he took on Mike Tyson and made an incredible amount, roughly $50 million. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is worth approximately $140 million.

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4. Oscar De La Hoya - $200 Million

With an exultant nickname like “The Golden Boy,” you can probably guess what Oscar De La Hoya’s career has been like (if you don’t already know). His potential as a boxer was clear early on when he won the IBF junior lightweight championship in 1995.

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But boxing isn’t this Golden Boy’s only talent - he went on to host a Spanish boxing show, Boxeo de Oro and even has his own clothing line. Not only that, but he went on to found the self-titled Golden Boy Promotions. Today he has a net worth of $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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3. Manny Pacquiao - $220 Million

Emmanuel "Manny" Dapridran Pacquiao has a career history unlike any other man in his profession. Besides being a boxer, he's also been an actor, singer, endorser, and politician. He's the only pro-boxer to win world championships in eight different divisions, which is probably why he's such a formidable opponent!

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Pacquiao's most financially beneficial match came in May of 2015 when he faced off against Floyd Mayweather and was allegedly paid $130 million for his efforts. As a result, the publication puts his approximate net worth at $220 million.

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2. George Foreman - $300 Million

To this day, George Foreman is still remembered for the "Rumble in the Jungle" against opponent Muhammad Ali in 1974. Despite losing the match, it's still his most memorable fight to date. However, Foreman's success isn't just limited to the boxing ring.

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In 1994, he was approached by Salton Inc. and offered a salary as the spokesperson for the "Foreman Grill." That's right - he gave them the rights to his name, and in return, was paid a staggering $138 million. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Foreman is valued at $300 million.

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1. Floyd Mayweather - $450 Million

Floyd Mayweather's career seemed to be written in the stars - he came from a family of boxers and picked up the sport at a young age. He grew up to maintain an incredible track record, with six championship titles in five weight classes, and as of 2020, he's attained 50 wins and zero losses over his career.

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Mayweather is one of the most high-profile boxers in the world, and his paycheck matches his reputation. According to Forbes, he's the fifth highest-paid athlete, not just in his field, but of all time! With an alleged net income of $1 billion from fighting, Celebrity Net Worth lists his net-worth at a jaw-dropping $450 million.

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