Just like any other sport, boxing, too, has a significant history for years. The booming careers of the richest boxers of 2021 are living proof of this fact.
The pandemic might have adversely affected the world of sports. Nevertheless, the pandemic was hardly a threat in the world of boxing which has made commendable boxers insanely rich. The most successful boxers have made a steady comeback.
The following is a list of the ten richest boxers of 2021.
10 Anthony Mundine
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Anthony Mundine from Australia was once a famous rugby league player. But now, he is well known for his successful boxing career. His best-known rivals in the world of boxing have been Daniel Geale and Danny Green.
His prestigious place in sports is due to two achievements; The WBA super-middleweight title that he held from 2003 to 2008 and the IBO middleweight title from 2009 to 2010. He had a net worth of a splendid $30 million in 2021.
9 Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury is a famous British professional boxing champion. He is best known for his latest achievement in winning the WBC heavyweight in February 2020 against Deontay Wilder. He also earned a grand $26 million in this rematch. The WMC king is one of the wealthiest boxers in the world. He has a net worth of about $30 million.
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8 Anthony Joshua
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Anthony Joshua is a British boxer who holds the WBO title since 2019. Joshua is famous for his matchup against the WMC champion, Tyson Fury. Speculations suggest that he earned about $10 million in this fight. Anthony Joshua has an approximate net worth of roughly $60 million.
7 Vitali Klitschko
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Vitali Klitschko is currently a Ukrainian politician but is famous in the world of sports as a former boxer. He was known as the ‘Dr. Iron fist’ for adopting a unique aggressive boxing style during his days. Klitschko is the third-longest individual heavyweight champion who won the WMC title nine times. Presently he has a net worth of about $80 million.
6 Sugar Ray Leonard
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Ray Charles Leonard is an American professional boxer more popularly known as ‘Sugar Ray Leonard.’ He had a glamorous boxing career that lasted for about two decades and was also amongst the fabulous four in the world of boxing.
Sugar Ray Leonard is known for his versatile career as a middleweight, lighter middleweight, super middleweight, and heavyweight champion. He has a net worth of an exceptional $120 million.
5 Lennox Lewis
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The British professional boxer Lenox Lewis still has an unbroken record of being the last heavyweight champion. He had a booming career of over a decade from 1989 to 2003.
Lewis is often referred to as ‘the lion’ for winning about 41 boxing matches out of 44 in his entire career. Even in 2021, he has a fancy net worth of about $140 million.
4 Oscar De La Hoya
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Oscar De La Hoya is a former professional boxer from the USA. He began promoting boxing in 2002, and in 2008 he began promoting martial arts.
Hoya is known as the ‘golden boy’ of boxing. He has won about 39 out of 45 fights in his boxing career and has an international ranking of being the fifth-best boxer. Currently, he has a net worth of a magnificent $200 million.
3 Manny Pacquiao
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Manny Pacquiao is another boxer turned politician. He is a Senator of the Philippines. Pacquiao, considered as one of the best professional boxers of all times, has been nicknamed ‘Pacman’ in the world of sports.
He has the fourth rank in BoxRec’s ranking of the greatest pound boxers. He is also the sixth richest boxer worldwide with a net worth of about $220 million.
2 George Foreman
George Foreman had one of the most successful and long-lasting careers in professional boxing. He even won an Olympic medal. He remained a champion for almost three decades.
Foreman is also known to be the world heavyweight champion twice. He has won about 76 fights out of 81 in his boxing career and became an independent businessman after returning. As of 2021, Foreman has a net worth of a generous $300 million.
1 Floyd Mayweather Jr
Floyd Mayweather Jr is a very well-known name in the world of athletes. He is sometimes considered the best boxer of all time and bags the title of being the wealthiest boxer.
He has a world record of winning all the 50 boxing matches he has fought up till now. With a net worth of about $450 million, Mayweather Jr has also earned a name for showing off his lavish lifestyle on social media.
These are currently the ten richest boxers worldwide of 2021. Apart from these, there are a few other renowned contenders like Marvin Hagler and Bernard Hopkins. Only time can predict who beats whom.
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