Last Update October 30th, 2017 This combat sport is popular in many parts of the world. Many skilled boxers have a huge fan following. Some of these boxers have become very rich.
Given the fact that this is a low-cost sport, which is extremely popular among gamblers, professional boxers rake in millions for each fight through pay-per-view, cable networks, and sponsorships, and unlike other sports, they don’t have to share this with 20 other teammates and support staff, and usually fight once every 5 to 6 months when they are at their peak physical condition, which adds to the rarity.
But all this dough is reserved mainly for elite players, most professional boxers start off with just $200 per round and make an average of $24,000 a year, which is before paying for their training, equipment, sparring partners, etc. So quitting school to join a boxing club isn’t always a good idea!
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Top 10 – Richest Boxers In The World – UPDATED 2017
Here are the top 10 richest boxers in the world as of 2017,
10. Bernard Hopkins Net Worth – $40 Million
This American professional boxer is a middleweight and light heavyweight fighter. He is a defensive boxer well known for carrying good speed and power along with counterpunching skills. Hopkins has won 55 of his 67 fights. He is a former world middleweight champion.
He defended his world middleweight title 20 times. It is a world record. “The Executioner”, “The Alien” and “The B-Hop” are his nicknames. He retired in the year 2016 and stands at position 10 in our list of richest boxers in the world.
Hopkins was brought up in a place of crime and ended up being in prison at the age of 18. However, during his imprisonment, he developed a passion for boxing. He turned to professional boxing as soon as he was released. He was a winner at the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council in 2011. He also acquired the Ring Middleweight Championship Title and became a record holder for defending the World Championship Title 4 times from large boxing bodies.
He broke the record of George Foreman for the oldest boxing world champion at the age of 46. Much of his wealth comes from his winnings as a boxer and a minor partnership with Golden Boy Promotions.
9. Marvin Hagler Net Worth – $45 Million
This former American boxer was a middleweight champion. He is in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Hagler is widely known as “Marvelous Marvin Hagler”. He has won other titles like “Fighter of The Year” and “Fighter of the Decade.” Hagler was ranked as the 6th best middleweight of all time by International Boxing Research Organisation and BoxRec. He has won 62 fights and lost 3.
In 2001 and 2004, The Ring gave him the title of the third greatest middleweight of all time and in 2002, it named him the 17th greatest fighter in the past 80 years. He is believed to have one of the best chins in the history of boxing according to boxing writers and analysts.
During a fight, Hagler was upset that the announcers did not call him marvelous. At that time, he changed his name to ‘Marvelous Marvin Hagler’ and he became widely popular by this name.
Hagler has built his wealth with his professional boxing career as an undisputed middleweight champion. He is inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Hagler is today renowned as one of the greatest boxers of all time. After his retirement, he has entered the film industry and has featured in movies like Leather Lunch Date, Indio and more.