Fury, Mayweather, Pacquiao, Canelo, Joshua: 10 richest boxers in history

Fury, Mayweather, Pacquiao, Canelo, Joshua: 10 richest boxers in history

Tyson Fury is only the seventh richest boxer in history, according to the Daily Star, as Anthony Joshua barely scrapes in behind Jake Paul in the top 10 richest boxers list.

The Gypsy King has amassed a total of £100million over his career so far, with a great increase coming from his Deontay Wilder trilogy fights.

Outside of boxing, Fury has delved into the world of wrestling when he faced Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel in 2019. A venture that certainly earned him some good money, and could earn him even more in the future.

Fury has said a return to wrestling is ‘definitely happening’ and posted on Instagram saying: “The UK fans would love a WrestleMania right here in the nation’s capital at Wembley Stadium and guess what the Gypsy King is ready.”

The 33-year-old certainly still has gas in the tank to get some numbers to his name, especially should the fight against fellow Brit Joshua ever happen.

Ahead of Fury by just a mere £3 million is Britain’s richest boxer so far, the former heavyweight Lennox Lewis.

Big wins against Mike Tyson, Vitali Klitschko and Evander Holyfield have seen the former WBC, IBO and The Ring heavyweight champion earn some major cash.

Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis

Going back to Joshua, he has only fought 26 times in his career so far, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t earn much, in fact, he already earned a huge £60million, placing him 10th on the list.

The man who turned his back on a life of crime has become one of Britain’s greatest boxers and has also been racking up huge sponsorship money alongside his fight purses.

He has used his wealth to do many good things for charity and has notably poured a lot of money into keeping amateur boxing going during the pandemic.

But if we’re talking value for fights, first place would have to go to YouTuber Jake Paul, having earned a total of £75 million from only five professional fights, placing him ninth ahead of Joshua.

Jake Paul
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 07: Jake Paul talks to the media ahead of the fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano at The Leadenhall Building on February 07, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The top 10 in full can be seen below:

10) Anthony Joshua (£60million)

9) Jake Paul (£75million)

8) Sugar Ray Leonard (£88million)

7) Tyson Fury (£100million)

6) Lennox Lewis (£103million)

5) Canelo Alvarez (£105million)

4) Oscar de la Hoya (£148million)

3) Manny Pacquiao (£163million)

2) George Foreman (£222million)

1) Floyd Mayweather Jr (£400million)

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