How much the best British boxers earned per punch in their biggest fights


There is no doubt that British boxing is currently thriving.

Boxing has been and continues to be one of the most exciting sports in the world, and it certainly helps that British boxers tend to be among the biggest and best too.

As such, it seems that they get their fair share of rewards for entertaining the millions.

Boxers are essentially paid to punch and punch big.

So, just how much have the popular British boxers and their competitors earned per punch landed in the biggest fights in recent history?

Well now we know thanks to Ladbrokes releasing a new interactive tool that showed just how much each boxer was paid per punch thrown.

Amir Khan vs Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez - 07/05/2016

Pound Per Punch:
Khan: £213,784
Canelo: £43,168

Khan was always going to take a hefty share of the fight no matter what the outcome. So, despite being knocked out in the sixth round, Khan still earned over £200,000 for every punch he landed on the Mexican.

The fight that was labelled 'Power vs Speed' ended with a powerful shot from Canelo, who earned less money per punch quite simply because he landed many more punches than the British fighter.

Ricky Hatton vs Floyd Mayweather - 08/12/2007

US Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) fights with

Pounds Per Punch:
Hatton: £150,353
Mayweather: £232,523

This was a boxing super fight that will live long in the memory of anyone lucky enough to have watched it as it happened.

The two undefeated fighters went head to head in Las Vegas until the 10th round when Mayweather won the fight via a technical knockout.

Mayweather’s nickname ‘Money’ is most certainly justified. In the fight, Hatton earned £9,472,260. Mayweather was estimated to be paid around £29,995,490 for his late victory on home soil.

David Haye vs Wladimir Klitschko - 29/04/2011

Pounds Per Punch:
Haye: £138,889
Klitschko: £74,627

Ukrainian IBF and WBO world champion Wla

Both fighters had 12 rounds of punches to earn themselves as much cash as possible as the fight endured the full-length. Klitschko won the bout through a unanimous points decision.

Haye landed only 72 punches in the encounter with a success rate of 25%. Klitschko recorded more punches (134), but had a similar success rate of 26%.

Carl Froch vs George Groves 2 - 31/05/2014

Pounds Per Punch:
Froch: £83,333
Groves: £15,873

After their first fight ended in controversial circumstances, Groves was given a second chance to defeat Froch. In turn, he failed and was knocked out in the eighth round.

The knockout was deemed ‘Knockout of the Year’ and the fight itself was hailed as ‘Event of the Year’ by The Ring.

Carl Froch v George Groves - IBF & WBA World Super Middleweight Title Fight

Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson - 08/06/2002

Pounds Per Punch:
Lewis: £71,574
Tyson: £281,913

The highest on the list by some margin was Tyson’s wage earned per punch in his defeat to Lennox Lewis. Tyson’s average is so high because he threw under 50 punches across the eight rounds.

Lewis landed 193 of his 328 punches thrown. Tyson landed just 49 times from 211 swings, but still walked away from the fight with over £10million.

Kell Brook vs Gennady Golovkin - 10/09/2016

Pounds Per Punch:
Brook: £46,433
GGG: £29,675

Despite Brook losing the fight in the fifth round, both fighters earned similar amounts. Both took away around £4 million from the bout after GGG landed 133 punches compared to Brook’s 85.

Boxing at O2 Arena

Brook’s team decided to throw in the towel in the fifth round as GGG took control of the middleweight championship fight.

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko - 19/04/2017

Pounds Per Punch:
Joshua: £93,458
Klitschko: £106, 383

This was one of the most anticipated fights and was the start of what is now the golden generation for heavyweight boxing.

Klitschko was Joshua’s first real challenge in which he had to prove himself, which he did emphatically, winning the fight in the 11th round at Wembley.

Joshua landed just 13 more punches than Klitschko in the 11 rounds and both fighters inevitably earned around £10 million from the fight, meaning Joshua had to work a little harder than his opponent for his cash.

Boxing at Wembley Stadium

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder - 01/12/2018

Pounds Per Punch:
Fury: £93,971
Wilder: £155,647

This was the most anticipated fight of what was an excellent year for boxing.

However, it ended as a draw in controversial circumstances as many believed the Gypsy King should have walked away victorious despite being knocked down twice.

Frank Warren claimed that the revenue would be a 50/50 split, but it has been confirmed that Wilder did in fact take more from the fight than Fury.

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