Top 10 Highest Paid Richest Boxers of the World 2016

June 2, 2016 | By | Reply More

Boxing has always been a sport involving hefty sums of money. So it comes as no surprise that the Forbes’ Hundred Richest Athletes List contains more than a good share of boxers. So we have compiled a list of the top 10 richest boxers in the world. Hope you enjoy it!

Floyd MayweatherFloyd Mayweather

Regularly seen in the Forbes Rich Lists, Floyd Mayweather has become a legend in America. With a net worth of $ 270 million, he is way ahead of the nearest competitor. Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American former professional boxer and current boxing promoter.  Floyd Mayweather, Jr. just dropped some major cash on a new place to call home.

Manny Pacquiao – cManny Pacquiao

Worth $90 million, he has also acted in movies and released music albums. Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH, is a Filipino politician and former world champion professional boxer. He has also been involved in basketball, acting, TV hosting, and singing. Trainer Freddie Roach still hasn’t given up on his star fighter Manny Pacquiao making a comeback in the near future.

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko

His nickname is Dr lronfist and most fighters who have succumbed to his vicious hooks will agree that it is a fitting tribute. The Ukranian has defended his heavyweight title successfully and generates much income from fights in Europe. He is estimated to have a net worth of $68 million. Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko is a Ukrainian politician and former professional boxer who currently serves as Mayor of Kiev and head of the Kiev City State Administration. He has held both offices since June 2014.

Bernard HopkinsBernard Hopkins

Considered one of the greatest middle weight boxers of all time, Bernard Hopkins is still going strong in his boxing career, while approaching the age of 50. His net worth is $ 40 million. Bernard Humphrey Hopkins, Jr. is an American professional boxer who currently fights at light heavyweight and previously at middleweight. Bernard Hopkins doesn’t know when to quit and hints that he wants to fight Gennady Golovkin.

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko

Brother of Vitali, he too dominated the heavyweight section and has an impressive set of records and belts to his name. His net worth has been estimated at $ 30 million. Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian professional boxer who competes as a heavyweight. He is a former world champion of four sanctioning bodies, holding the titles of the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO.

David HayeDavid Haye

English professional boxer and former WBA champion, David Haye has come back from retirement and shown critics that he is just as good as ever. His net worth is a cool $ 25 million. David Deron Haye is a British professional boxer and a former world champion in two weight classes. Widely recognised as one of the best boxers of his generation.

Juan Manuel MarquezJuan Manuel Marquez

Defeated the legendary Manny Pacquioa with a knockout last year and his next fight with Timothy Bradley is expected to bring good money into his purse. He has a net estimate of $ 20 million. Juan Manuel Márquez Méndez is a Mexican professional boxer. He is a multiple-time world champion, being the third Mexican-born boxer to win world titles in four weight divisions.

Miguel CottoMiguel Cotto

The fight against Mayweather last year was a major payday for Miguel Cotto, netting him almost $ 10 million. His fights against the other big names of the industry have gotten him substantial income. He is estimated at $ 18 million. Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez, best known as Miguel Cotto, is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. He is the first and only Puerto Rican to win world titles in four different weight classes.

David DiazDavid Diaz

Acclaimed champion of the lightweight division, Diaz accumulated a lot of wealth from major endorsements as well as taking part in well publicized fights. His is estimated to have riches worth $ 15 million. David Díaz is an American former professional boxer. He is a former WBC lightweight champion, losing this title to Manny Pacquiao in his only defense.

Antonio MargaritaAntonio Margarita

Another giant of the modern boxing world, he has fought with and defeated some of the biggest names in contemporary boxing. He is also estimated at $ 15 million. Antonio Margarito Montiel is an American-born Mexican professional boxer. He is a former WBA, WBO and IBF welterweight champion. Nicknamed El Tornado de Tijuana, Margarito is known for his aggressive fighting style and his iron chin.

When compared to other games, boxing is not an easy one. It is dangerous and many times fatal, may be that is the reason why the remunerations are so hefty. But no matter what the naysayers comment the thrill of the game is a high that all boxers look forward to. Nevertheless it’s very difficult for any boxer to make it to the higher echelons of the sport, but once at the top it is usually supremely rewarding.

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