Who are the top 10 richest boxers in the world right now?

Who are the top 10 richest boxers in the world right now?

Bertha Wanjiku
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:02 PM

One of the most brutal, savage, and entertaining sports is boxing. The industry has become extremely popular and the fighters rake in a massive sum of money. Have you ever wondered who the 10 richest boxers are? Gear up and get ready to find out.

Richest boxers in the world
Photo: canva.com (modified by author)
Source: UGC

The money in boxing mostly comes from bets and promotions. There are boxers who fortune has favoured, both inside and outside the boxing ring. Others, like Mike Tyson, have not been so lucky in managing their wealth, despite having been one of the wealthiest boxers in history.

Here are the top 10 richest boxers in the world right now

Of course, Floyd Mayweather and the Klitschko brothers are some names that come to mind when you think of the wealthiest boxers. Who else made it to the top 10?

10. Wladimir Klitschko

The 10 richest boxers ever
Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine poses with his title belts during a press conference at Grand Elysee Hotel on November 10, 2014, in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts
Source: Getty Images

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ find "Recommended for you" block and enjoy!

Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko has a net worth of $90 million as of May 2022. He earned the nickname "Dr Steelhammer" for his incredible knockouts. The two-time world heavyweight champion is mainly involved in humanitarian work currently.

9. Anthony Joshua

The top 10 richest boxers in 2022
Anthony Joshua poses for a photo with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title belts. Photo by Richard Heathcote
Source: Getty Images

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua OBE is a British-Nigerian, 32-year-old (as of May 2022) professional boxer with a net worth of $80 million. He is known for fighting in matches with expensive stakes. He a former world heavyweight champion.

8. Vitali Klitschko

Wealthiest boxers in the world
Kyiv's Mayor and former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko speaks during a press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 26 July 2019. Photo by STR/NurPhoto
Source: Getty Images

The brother of Wladimir Klitschko is a former professional boxer who is now primarily involved in Ukrainian politics and plays a significant role in ending the Russo-Ukrainian war. He earned the nickname ''Dr Ironfist'' as a derivative of his powerful punches. He has a net worth of $80 million.

7. Sugar Ray Leonard

Ranking: Who are the 10 richest boxers of all time
Sugar Ray Leonard attends Operation Smile's Hollywood Fight Night at the Beverly Hilton on November 06, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix
Source: Getty Images

Ray Charles Leonard is an American-born, former professional boxer worth $120 million. Since retiring, he has been a motivational speaker, actor, and entrepreneur.

6. Lennox Lewis

Richest boxers from the USA
Former professional boxer Lennox Lewis at the D'USSE Lounge at T-Mobile Arena on November 19, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Bryan Steffy
Source: Getty Images

Lewis, a British-Jamaican citizen, has a net worth of $140 million. He has since retired and is now a boxing commentator. During his career, Lennox earned hundreds of millions of dollars from guaranteed purses and, more importantly, Pay-Per-View bonuses.

5. Canelo Alvarez

Ranking: Who are the 10 richest boxers in the world right now
Boxer Canelo Alvarez is seen ringside on December 07, 2019, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Photo by Richard Heathcote
Source: Getty Images

His real name is Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán, but he was nicknamed Canelo, meaning cinnamon in Spanish, because of his red hair. The Mexican boxer has a net worth of $140 million. In addition, he has been described by some as the best pound-for-pound boxer.

4. Oscar De La Hoya

Ranking: Who are the 10 richest boxers in 2022
Oscar De La Hoya at Regency Village Theater on November 19, 2015, in Westwood, California. Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
Source: Getty Images

Nicknamed ''The Golden boy'', the Mexican- American former boxer has a net worth of $200 million. He is currently a renowned boxing promoter, author, and entrepreneur.

3. Manny Pacquiao

Ranking: Who are the 10 richest boxers ever
Manny Pacquiao during a training session at the Elorde boxing gym on 19 May 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Photo by Chris Hyde
Source: Getty Images

He is a former Filipino professional boxer, actor, singer, and endorser currently in politics. He is considered one of the best "pound-for-pound" boxers. He is worth $220 million.

2. George Foreman

Ranking: Who are the 10 richest boxers in the world right now
Ricardo Guadalupe and George Forman (right) attend the Hublot x WBC "Night of Champions" Gala at the Encore Hotel on May 03, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Omar Vega/HUBLOT
Source: Getty Images

George Foreman is a former professional boxer and a two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. In addition, he is a successful entrepreneur nicknamed ''Big George''. He is best known for the Foreman grill, which made him a fortune of $300 million.

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Who is the wealthiest and highest-paid boxer in 2022? Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a world-renowned boxing champion and promoter known for not shying away from flaunting his wealth online. He is also the highest earning boxer globally and the wealthiest boxer of all time, with a net worth of $450 million.

Richest boxers in Africa

The only African name featuring among the top ten is Anthony Joshua. Others include Badou Jack from the Gambia, Moruti Mthalane from South Africa, Demetrius Andrade from Cape Verde, Ilunga Makabu from DRC, Lawrence Okolie from Nigeria, Nordine Oubaali from Morocco, Ryad Merhy from Ivory Coast, Andrew Tabiti from Nigeria, and last but not least, Isaac Dogboe from Ghana.

Who are the top 10 richest boxers in the world right now?
African boxers: Nordine Oubaali, Badou Jack, Demetrius Andrade (top L to R). Ryad Merhy, Lawrence Okolie, Andrew Tabiti (middle L to R). Isaac Dogboe, Ilunga Makabu (bottom L to R) Modified by author
Source: UGC

Who are the highest-paid boxers in 2022?

The following are the top ten highest-paid boxers in the world in 2022:

  • Anthony Joshua
  • Tyson Fury
  • Deontay Wilder
  • Alexander Povetkin
  • Dillian wyte
  • Andy Ruiz Jr.
  • Luiz Ortiz
  • Oleksandr Usyk
  • Micheal Hunter
  • Joseph Parker

Other notable mentions absent in this list of richest boxers include Michael Buffer, a ring announcer, Bob Arum, a lawyer, businessman and promoter, Don King, a boxing promoter, Muhammad Ali with a net worth of $50 million, Marvin Hagler with a net worth of $40 million, and Bernard Hopkins with a net worth of $40 million.

READ ALSO: Retired Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Narrates How He Paid $8 Million to Fan for Breaking His Jaw

Sports brief recently featured an article on boxing legend Mike Tyson, who says he was forced to cough up a staggering $8 million to a fan for breaking his jaw after a heated argument.

During the peak of his career, the incident occurred as he picked up a fight with a fan who was adamant over an autograph. Tyson stated that the incident saw him sign cheques for the victim, and the situation eventually left him heartbroken. Read more here.

Bertha Wanjiku photo
Bertha Wanjiku