Last Update June 28th, 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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Richest Boxers in the World
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.
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.