If you deserve a title shot, there’s a good chance you can make a lot of money boxing.
These 10 sports stars have earned a lot of money during their career and are the richest.
And how they make their money isn’t just from banging on seats in sold-out arenas.
Best stretch even in huge PPV figures, which they will get a piece of.
He is the richest boxer of all time in the world.
10. Wladimir Klitschko, £58million
Klitschko dominated the heavyweight division for 10 years, so it’s no surprise to see the Ukrainian on the list.
For six years he scored five belts and ended his career with a 69-64-5 record.
His two biggest payouts came in his feuds with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, which he both lost before retiring.
9. Anthony Joshua, £60 million
It is unbelievable to think that Joshua has amassed so much wealth from just 26 bouts.
But, being as marketable as Brit’s former champion, his value is always going to be high.
Amazingly, AJ has sold over one million PPVs in seven different matches. More than two million saw him destroy Joseph Parker.
8. Sugar Ray Leonard, £88 million
In two decades, Sugar Ray dazzled us all – even winning two gold medals.
He was the welterweight champion, and held welterweight championships from all four of boxing’s major sanctioning bodies.
and that’s not all. The 88 million-pound man won the middleweight, lighter middleweight, super middleweight and heavyweight championships during his time there.
7. Tyson Fury, £100 million
Thanks to his epic Deontay Wilder Trilogy fights, the Gypsy King’s net worth has grown enormously.
His first with the American was so impressed with ESPN that they offered him a contract worth £80m for five fights.
With plenty of life still in the tank, the 33-year-old could be even higher on the list if he gets the fight of his dreams against Joshua.
6. Lennox Lewis, £103million
The award for the richest British boxer on the list goes to former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
Wins against Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Vitaly Klitschko earned Lennox some major pay days.
He retired after defeating Klitschko, leaving behind the WBC, IBO and The Ring heavyweight titles.
5. Canelo Alvarez, £105million
Alvarez is the most current fighter on the list, and has the potential to be the most.
He is the biggest draw in the game since Floyd Mayweather retired, drawing scores of fans into his fights.
His fight against Mayweather nine years ago became the third most-watched boxing match of all time.
Since then, they have had 15 more PPV contests bought by over a million people.
4. Oscar de la Hoya, £148 million
Before Mayweather, there was Oscar de la Hoya.
The original ‘money’ fighter, he won the super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight light middleweight and middleweight titles.
De la Hoya’s wealth has been supplemented by the founding of the Golden Boy promotion, which Canelo fought.
3. Manny Pacquiao, £163 million
It was unfortunate for Pacquiao that Mayweather was in his division, otherwise we were talking about the greatest of all time.
The Filipino legend is the only boxer to have won twelve major world titles in eight different weight categories.
However, last year, at the age of 42, he finally took time on his legacy to focus on his political career.
2. George Foreman, £222m
One of the best stalwarts of all time, Foreman made decent money fighting the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Evander Holyfield.
His record was also not shabby, winning 76 out of 81 matches.
But all this becomes insignificant when you compare it with their famous grills.
George Foreman Grill alone made a whopping £200 million.
Just shows how important life after boxing can be for some.
1. Floyd Mayweather, £400 million
They don’t call an unbeaten Mayweather ‘Money’ unnecessarily.
He won the super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight titles to finish with a 50–0 record.
Amazingly, four of the most-watched PPV boxing fights of all time involved him in a fight against Manny Pacquiao, Conor McGregor, Canelo Alvarez and Oscar de la Hoya.
Of course, she earned the biggest purse from those matches as well.
Now, Mayweather makes sure we know how rich he is – showing off his wealth by showing off his fleet of cars, a private jet, bundles of cash as well as a private jet.