Boxers are immensely powerful and impressive. They work hard all year round and give their all while training for their matches. These athletes hardly ever have a day off. However, boxing is more than just brute strength. Boxing incorporates aspects of art and steady feet.
Although the life of a boxer is hard, once the boxer begins to get his success, there is no stopping them. The successful boxers make a good sum of money. With intense training and a hardcore regime, the boxers maintain their strength and give their all in their performance. The better they are, the better money they make. Read on for the top ten richest boxers for the year 2018 below:
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10. Keith Thurman
He holds the fifth position on this list. According to the records for the year 2018, his net worth stands at $8.5 million. This American professional boxer holds the title of unified welterweight world champion, WBA since 2015 and for WBC since this year.
9. Carl Frampton
Frampton is a Northern Ireland professional boxer. He held the commonwealth and the European titles in the years 2011 and 2014 at a regional level. After winning the title of Featherweight, Frampton became the first boxer from Northern Ireland to hold a world title. His net worth stands at $2.2 million.
8. Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez
The Nicaraguan professional boxer has made a name for himself by powering through boxing rounds with variations of brilliant punches and lunges. His style is truly a form of art. With his talent and endurance, the Nicaraguan fighter is the only Nicaraguan boxer who has four titles to his name. His net worth by the records for the year 2018 stands at $5 million.
7. Bernard Hopkins
The American professional boxer Bernard Hopkins is fifty-two! But his boxing style would never give away his age. Even at this age he is as fast as ever and fights exceptionally well. This man treats his body as a temple and anyone can see that in his fights. He goes all out in his bouts and is considered as one of the best boxers in today’s time. The boxer has won over fifty-nine fights and is among the richest boxers in the world. By his records for 2018, his net worth stands at an impressive amount of $40 million. He even appeared in two Hollywood movies.
6. Ricky Hatton
This Brit boxer had retired after his season in the year 2012. He played as a professional boxer from the year 1997 to 2012/ But at present, he is ready to talk about coming out of his retirement soon. The boxer had fought forty-seven fights in his career and he won forty-five out the forty-seven fights! After retiring the boxer worked to promote the sport and began training other boxers. The fighter has other hobbies apart from fighting, he loves farming, enjoys basketball and loves to watch movies. His present net worth is around $40 million.
5. Vitali Volodymyrovych Klychko
Although retired, Klychko still is one of the richest boxers in the world. The former Russian boxer at present has joined the political field in Russia and is the mayor of Kiev. This Russian boxer was an impressive boxer in his time and made sure to win all of his fights with a knockout. He fought in thirty-nine fights and lost two of them. The rest of the fights he won with a knockout. His net worth at present is over $80 million.
4. Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar is nicknamed as the “Golden boy.” He holds dual citizenship, Mexican and American. Oscar came from a family background in boxers. He is retired at present, and his current net worth is over $200 million. He won the summer Olympic gold medal in boxing in his debut year 1992, hence the nickname. In his career, the boxer won ten world titles and six weight titles. At present, he is working as a trainer and promotes the sport.
3. Manny Pacquiao
The Philippines’ boxer Manny Pacquiao has already retired but still holds a position among the top five richest boxers in the world. The boxer was ranked on the second spot for ESPN’s top boxers for the past twenty-five years. He is also a military reservist and holds the title of Lieutenant Colonel in the Philippine army. At present, the former boxer is serving as the senator of Philippines, and his net worth is $230 million.
2. George Foreman
George Foreman was one of the most popular and one of the greatest boxers. He is a former American professional boxer. He participated in the segment of the heavyweight segment and was nicknamed as “Big George.” This heavyweight champion has won the heavyweight title twice and has also won a gold medal in the Olympics. After retiring the boxer became invested in politics. He is also an entrepreneur and an author. His net worth is $12.5 million.
1. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather Jr is one of the greatest boxers of our time. He is the richest boxer in the world. His net worth as of now is $340 million. He competed from the year 1996 to 2007 and then from the year 2009 to 2015. At present, he works as a promoter.
The world has loved boxers since the sport was first invented. The boxers make a ton of money, especially the ones who keep winning. These boxers have an intense work-out session as well as a strict diet to keep them in the right weight segment.
Boxers have a tough job. They need to maintain their bodies and tactics, if they don’t, they’ll lose their position to someone else. They are amazing in how quick on their feet they are, and since they have a calm mind to think through difficult situations!