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29+ Richest Boxers of All Time, Ranked

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| LAST UPDATE 02/06/2023

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.

55. Joe Frazier - $100 Thousand

Nicknamed "Smokin' Joe," Joe Frazier was known for his relentless fighting style in the ring. Making his debut in the '60s, the heavyweight champion won a gold medal at the '64 Olympics as just an amateur. However, he's most famously remembered for being the first boxer to defeat Muhammad Ali.

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And the list didn't stop there. Frazier defeated some of the best players in the game, which evidently landed him the title of Fighter of the Year by The Ring in '67, '70, and '71. Before he passed away in 2011, Celebrity Net Worth estimated this icon to be worth $100 thousand.

54. Thomas Hearns - $450 Thousand

In his first year of boxing, at just 19 years old, Thomas Hearns was named the "Most Outstanding National Amateur Boxer," and his career just skyrocketed from there. He would soon become the first fighter in history to win world titles in five different weight divisions.

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His powerful punches were truly a force to be reckoned with, that he even earned the nickname "The Hitman." The Ring magazine even named him Fighter of the Year. So, how much is Hearns worth exactly? Celebrity Net Worth says around $450 thousand.

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53. Evander Holyfield - $1 Million

Before officially retiring in 2011, Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield was the only boxer in history to win undisputed championships in two weight classes, cruiserweight and heavyweight. Going head-to-head with Mike Tyson (and winning) will definitely give you the title of "The Real Deal."

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However good things were for him in the ring, he was having some financial issues outside of the ring that eventually dramatically impacted his net worth. From troubles with the IRS to messy divorce settlements, Holyfield is estimated now at around $1 million, according to Celebrity Net worth.

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52. Joe Louis - $1 Million

Joe Louis might have been one of the world's greatest boxers of all time, but he will also forever be remembered for his positive actions outside of the ring as well. Debuting his pro career in 1934, Louis was unstoppable. That was until 1942 when he decided to put his career on hold to enlist in the U.S. Army.

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Louis became an instant advocate for the underdog during his time in the Army, and after emerging from his time in the Army, he made his way back to the ring. Before retiring in 1949, he reigned as the world's heavyweight champion and was considered a nationwide hero! Wealthy Genius puts Louis at $1 million during his reign.

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51. Rocky Marciano - $1 Million

Rocky Marciano was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, in 1923. The legendary athlete dropped out of high school after tenth grade and worked a variety of odd jobs. Marciano was later drafted into the U.S. Army, where he started boxing and won the 1946 Amateur Armed Forces.

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Rocky had his professional debut in 1947 and famously won all 49 fights he partook in during his pro boxing career. 43 of those victories were via knockout. Marciano defended the World Heavyweight Championship title from 1952 to 1956. Celebrity Net Worth estimates the undefeated fighter had a net worth of $1 million.

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50. Roberto Durán - $3 Million

This former professional boxer knew his worth! Roberto Durán made it real clear that he was one of the best there was, and he has the recipes to prove it. "I was Mike Tyson before Mike Tyson came along," the Panamanian boxer once said- and maybe he was.

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Durán's rise to the top was a true rags-to-riches story, especially considering he's worth $3 million today per Celebrity Net Worth. The former champion was voted by The Ring in 2002 as the fifth greatest fighter of the last 80 years and was even ranked last the right greatest boxer of all time by boxing expert Bert Sugar.

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49. Gene Tunney - $5 Million

Gene Tunney for president? Apparently! The professional boxer allegedly was inspired by Teddy Roosevelt to become physically fit, and therefore go pro-and he didn't let Mr. President down! Tunney held the world heavyweight title from 1926 to 1928 and the light heavyweight title twice between '22 and '23.

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Tunney stepped into the ring differently than any other boxer. He was smooth and technical, and anyone who competed against him knew they were in for the fight of their lives. His fight defeating Jack Dempsey, known as The Long Count Fight, goes down as one of the most famous of all time. Idol Net Worth reported his estimate at $5 million.

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48. Michael Spinks - $5 Million

Early on in his career, Michael Spinks took home a gold medal in the middleweight division during the 1976 Olympics, so it's no surprise he's one of the highest-earning boxers out there. Celebrity Net Worth estimates Spink, or the Jinx, at nearly $5 million.

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During his successful career, Spinks was one match away from going completely undefeated. He took place in 32 professional fights, winning 31 of the matches! Before he officially retired in 1988 in his final fight, Spinks was knocked out by Mike Tyson without the first two minutes, marking his only defeat in his professional career.

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47. Ray Mancini - $5 Million

Next up on our list of the wealthiest boxers of all time is Ray Mancini. Known as "Boom Boom" Mancini, this former professional boxer was in the ring from '79 to '92 and has taken down some of the sport's best athletes. He even became the World Boxing Association lightweight champ until 1984.

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Once he retired from the sport, Mancini began working in the entertainment biz! That's right. He went on to become an actor, producer, and sports commentator. But, in 2015, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and according to Celebrity Net Worth, is valued at $5 million.

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46. Carlos Monzón - $6 Million

Carlos Monzón became one of Argentina's most famous fighters during his career, after holding the world middleweight title for seven years. Nicknamed Escopeta (Shotgun in Spanish), Monzón is remembered for his incredible strength and punching power, quick speed and dedicated work ethic.

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No wonder The Ring labeled him as the 11th greatest fighter in the past 80 years! However, his personal life also became pretty unforgettable. From his turbulent and scandalous relationships to his legal troubles, the former pro-fighter was still worth millions during his reign. Idol Net Worth estimates his value at $6 million.

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45. 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.

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44. Adrien Broner - $9 Million

Broner has been deemed one of the best welterweights in the world since his start in the sport back in 2008. The athlete has won carrying world champion titles in four different weight classes and was ranked by The Ring as the world's best active boxer, pound for pound, in 2012.

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Within the first five years of his career, the welterweight champ had zero losses to his name. He looked like he was on his way straight to the top, but unfortunately, his actions outside of the sport landed him in jail. Although he lost millions in the process, The Richest still estimates his value at $9 million.

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43. Aaron Pryor - $10 Million

Born in Ohio, Aaron Pryor spent years dominating the boxing ring. Actively fighting from 1976 to 1990, Pryor is recognized as one of the greatest fighters of all time and was ranked as the 35th best boxer in the past 80 years, according to The Ring.

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Despite his hiatus from the sport in '84, Pryor came back sharper than ever. "I never really retired. I just rested," he said. "I vacated the title because the WBA insisted I defend it every six months." So naturally, his net worth is pretty high up there. Idol Net Worth estimates it around $10 million.

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42. Shane Mosley - $10 Million

Celebrity Net Worth places this longtime boxer's bank account at roughly $10 million! Shane Mosley, who also goes by the nickname Sugar, is worth a whole lotta millions. The website also shared that Sugar scored $7 million for his fight against Mayweather in 2010.

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Mosley was a professional boxer for over two decades, from 1993 to 2016, winning title after title. The athlete won multiple world championships in three different weight divisions and was named the world's best active boxer by The Ring in 2000 and 2001.

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41. Henry Armstrong - $10 Million

Henry Armstrong might have been on the shorter side, standing at only 5-foot-5½, but he was a dominant force in the ring. He was so quick on his feet that his opponents could barely predict his next move. The Ring magazine even named him Fighter of the Year in 1937.

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A year after he was named Fighter of the Year, his sharp skill made him the first boxer to win world titles in three different weight divisions simultaneously. So, of course, he's a legend. And Idol's Net Worth puts this legend at an estimated $10 million.

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40. Frank Bruno - $10 Million

This British former professional boxer's career began at just nine years old when he began training and getting in shape at the local Wandsworth Boys Club in England. It was years later that he realized his passion for the sport and fought in his first pro fight at 20 years old in London's Royal Albert Hall.

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During his career, Buno faced some of the greats, including Mike Tyson. However, the standout moment of his career was his win against Oliver McCall for the WBC heavyweight title in 1996. Celebrity Net Worth estimates his net worth at $10 million.

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39. Andy Ruiz Jr. - $10 Million

Celebrity Net Worth places Andy Ruiz Jr.'s overall net worth at a pretty $10 million. But how is Ruiz making all his millions? The 33-year-old heavyweight champ made his name known a few years ago in 2019 after defeating Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

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After winning the fight, Celebrity Net Worth reported Andy took home $7 million. He became the first boxer of Mexican heritage to be a world heavyweight champion, and a few months later, was ranked as the world's fifth-best active heavyweight by ESPN.

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38. Joe Calzaghe - $10 Million

This former Welsh pro has a few nicknames that definitely explain his power in the ring! Joe Calzaghe, also known as "The Pride of Wales," "The Italian Dragon," and "Super Joe," was named one of the world's top ten boxers from 2006 to 2008 by The Ring and reached number three in 2009 right before he retired.

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Boxing since 1993, Calzaghe won all forty-six fights of his pro career, retiring with a perfect undefeated record. The Italian Dragon was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame almost a decade ago and now owns a promotion company. Celebrity Net Worth estimates his worth at $10 million.

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37. Julio César Chávez - $10 Million

There are very few sporting legends like Julio César Chávez. Competing professionally for over two decades, from 1980 to 2005, the former boxer scored countless titles during his reign. The Ring, the American boxing magazine, even named him the world's best boxer from 1990 to 1993.

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And, of course, we can understand why. Julio is a multiple-world-time champion in three different weight divisions. To drop just a few, he held the WBC super featherweight title and the WBC light welterweight title. So with all these titles, he's sitting on a net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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36. Jake LaMotta - $10 Million

Born in The Bronx back in 1921, Jake LaMotta was a world Middleweight Champion who was known for his fierce skill in the ring. Nicknamed "Raging Bull" or "The Bronx Bull," LaMotta later became the inspiration for the movie Raging Bull starring Robert De Niro, who played the famous boxer.

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Before he died, Celebrity Net Worth named the Bronx Bull's net worth at $10 million. His post-retirement life was treating him pretty nicely as he shifted gears and joined the entertainment biz. LaMotta became a stand-up comedian, and actor, scoring some roles in Firepower, The Hustler, and The Runaways.

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35. Mike Tyson - $10 Million

Next up on our list is the one and only Mike Tyson. Considered one of the best heavyweight boxers the ring has ever seen, Tyson has forever earned the nicknames "Kid Dynamite," "Iron Mike," and "The Baddest Man on the Planet." Let's not forget his running title as world heavyweight champion from '87 to '90.

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Following his retirement, Tyson was the star of his own series, Taking on Tyson, as well as Mike Tyson Mysteries. Not to mention his podcast, Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson! Through his outstanding boxing career, brand partnerships, and TV and movie moments, the former boxer is worth $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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34. Jack Dempsey - $12 Million

Let's take it back for a second with Jack Dempsey. Nicknamed The Manassa Mauler, Dempsey held the world heavyweight boxing champion title in 1919 for seven years. He was recognized for his one-of-a-kind bopping and weaving technique as well as his quick short blows.

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Although he passed away in the early '80s, Dempsey's impressive and lengthy career puts him at a $12 million fortune, according to Idol Net Worth. The great boxer will forever and always be remembered as one of the greatest sports icons of the 1920s.

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33. David Díaz - $15 Million

During his career, this now retired lightweight boxer won 36 out of 41 total fights-now that's impressive! David Díaz was in the ring from 1996 to 2011 and was a member of the US Olympic Team his first year of boxing. Not to mention he held the World Boxing Council lightweight title in 2007 for a year.

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Díaz is sitting on a pretty $15 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, in his post-retirement life. He is actively involved in Chicago's Mexican-American community, was the Grand Marshal of the 26th Street Mexican Independence Parade, and mentors youth members in his community.

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32. Buster Douglas - $15 Million

As the son of the late professional boxer William "Dynamite" Douglas, it only checks out that Buster Douglas has, too, been named one of the greatest to ever step inside of the ring. It also checks out that Celebrity Net Worth ranks him at a whopping $15 million.

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The retired fighter is best known for defeating Mike Tyson back in 1990. Stepping into the ring as the underdog, Douglas completely shocked the nation when he took home the win after knocking out Tyson in the tenth round. He carried the world heavyweight champion title for eight months until Evander Holyfield took over.

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31. 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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30. Larry Holmes - $18 million

Born in Cuthbert, Georgia, and raised in Easton, Pennslyvania, Holmes was a professional boxer from 1973 to 2002 and a heavyweight champ from '78 to '85. Growing up in Easton and being a grade-A professional fighter he is, Holmes often went by his nickname "Easton Assassin."

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He might have held the WBC heavyweight title for five years, but he was knocking down different doors once retirement came around. Holmes invested his millions in a nightclub, a training facility, a few restaurants, and multiple other endeavors - which explains his $18 million net worth per Celebrity Net Worth.

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29. 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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28. 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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27. 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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26. 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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25. 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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24. 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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23. Andre Berto - $30 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 $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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22. 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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21. 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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20. 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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19. 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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18. 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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17. 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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16. 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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15. 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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14. Marvin Hagler - $40 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 $40 million net worth.

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13. 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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12. Tyson Fury - $65 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 $65 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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11. 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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10. 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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9. 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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8. 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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7. 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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6. Saul Alvarez - $180 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 $180 million.

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5. 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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4. Conor McGregor - $200 Million

Does anyone not know who Conor McGregor is? Ever since making his professional MMA debut back in 2008, McGregor has absolutely slayed in the ring. He's even the first UFC fighter to hold the UFC championships in two weight classes at the same time!

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Let's not forget his infamous match against Mayweather back in 2017. He might have lost, but that did not deter him from his million-dollar bank account. "The Notorious" fighter was ranked as the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2021, earning $180 million, and is currently worth $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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