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5. Lennox Lewis Net Worth – $135 Million
This British Canadian professional boxer and actor is a former heavyweight champion. He won 41 of his 44 career bouts, with 2 losses and 1 draw. Lewis also won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in the super-heavyweight division. The former heavyweight boxing champion had won £84 million in his professional career of 14 years. Lewis owns homes in Jamaica, Florida, and Hertfordshire and altogether this makes his net worth upwards of £95 million. He holds dual citizenship in Britain and Canada. Lewis has appeared in numerous films since his retirement.
He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, twice lineal champion and is the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title. In 2017, Lewis was ranked as the second-best British fighter of all time by Boxing News. He was inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 and into the ‘International Boxing Hall of Fame’ in 2009. He retired in 2003 at the age of 38.
Nicknamed as ‘The Lion’ he was named the “The Fighter Of The Year” in 1999 by BWAA. He had won against legendary fighters such as Mike Tyson, Vitali Klitschko, and Evander Holyfield and his fight winnings make much of his net worth of $135 Million.
4. Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth – $200 Million
This retired American professional boxer (retired in the year 2009) is of Mexican descent. He is one of the non-heavyweights to become a pop culture celebrity. He won a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and also the U.S. National Championship at featherweight in the year 1990. This boxer is a good example to show how a fighter’s profile affects how much he ends up earning from a fight at the end of the day. He had been defeated a total of six times out of the 45 bouts but this did not stop him from fetching incredible pay-per-view numbers from which he amassed more than $700 million in his career.
He has earned huge amounts from his winnings as a boxer across six different weight divisions acquiring ten world titles. Much of his wealth also came from his business, Golden Boy Promotions, set up in 2002, as a combat sport promotional firm. Founding this firm made him the first Mexican descent in The US to own a boxing promotional firm and one of the very few boxers to indulge in promotional activities.
Oscar won a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and also the U.S. National Championship at featherweight in the year 1990. Also nicknamed as “The Golden Boy” he has won 39 matches and lost 6. With a Net Worth of $200 Million, he stands at no #4 in our list of richest boxers in the world.
3. Manny Pacquiao Net Worth – $230 Million
A boxer, politician, actor and musician, no wonder he is one of the richest boxers in the world. This Filipino professional boxer has won 54 out of 61 matches, with two draws. Many boxing experts consider him to be the pound for pound #1 boxer in the world. He is the only boxer to win titles in seven different weight classes.
Pacquiao was also awarded the title “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), WBC, and WBO. Apart from all these, you will be really surprised to know that he was listed as the head coach of the basketball team Mahindra Floodbuster. Truly a multi-talented athlete.
His estimated career earnings at this time stand at more than $400 Million, giving us an idea of the amount of wealth amassed by elite boxers. Though considered by many as the best boxer of the time, Pac-Man is involved in numerous other activities. In May 2010, he got elected as a Member of Congress in the Philippines. He spent more than $7 million on the election campaign. In the 15th Congress of The Philippines, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives for the province of Sarangani. This made him the only active boxer to be a Congressman in the Philippines.
Pacquiao received $35 million from his two fights against Miguel Cotto and Joshua Clottey. He is ranked in Forbes’ list of Highest Paid Athletes in 2009 with an income of $42 Million.