In recent years, the boxing industry has grown in popularity, and fighters’ net worths are beginning to reflect this.
Have you ever wondered how much your favourite boxers earn and who ranks among the wealthiest in the sport? If yes, then you’re at the right place as below we will be listing the 10 Highest-Paid Boxers in 2022.
10) Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk has won a number of important world titles. After defeating Antony Joshua, he won the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion. According to SPORTEKZ, Usyk’s net worth was over $4 million in 2021.
9) Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz, also known as ‘King Kong,’ is a Cuban professional boxer. In 2021, he was ranked as the world’s sixth-best active heavyweight by Ring Magazine. His estimated net worth is $16 million. In the coming battles, he is expected to improve his net worth.
8) Andy Ruiz Jr.
Andy Ruiz Jr. is a Mexican-American boxer who won the WBA, IBF, WBC, and IBO belts in 2019 after defeating Anthony Joshua. According to Forbes, Anthony Joshua’s rematch with him paid him $14 million. Ruiz’s net worth is predicted to be $10 million by 2022, including sponsorship earnings.
7) Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte is a British boxer who is listed as the fifth best active heavyweight in the world by The Ring magazine. His WCB heavyweight title battle versus Povetkin in 2020 netted him $5.2 million. In 2022, Dillian’s net worth is estimated to reach $15 million. He is without a doubt one of the highest-paid boxers in the world.
6) Alexander Povetkin
Alexander Povetkin is a Russian boxer who earned $10 million in 2020, making him the highest-paid Russian athlete. His fortune grew as a result of his fights with Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua. His net worth is reported to be $10 million, and he owns a portion of his prior matches’ pay-per-view revenue.
5) Logan Paul
Logan Paul is a YouTube sensation who fought Floyd Mayweather in one of the most memorable battles ever. Paul received $250,000 and 10% of the pay-per-view income from the match. Paul’s net worth is estimated to be at $45 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Paul is a YouTube Celebrity with 24 million subscribers who help him make money.
4) Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder is a professional boxer from the United States who won the WBC heavyweight belt in 2015. He fought Tyson Fury again in 2020, earning $46.5 million in total, including endorsements. After losing to Fury, Wilder is projected to make a comeback before the end of 2022. After the ‘bronze bomber’ returns, his net worth will skyrocket.
3) Tyson Fury
The ‘Gypsy King,’ as Tyson Fury is called, is a well-known boxer. Tyson became the first heavyweight champion to win the title twice. In 2020, he defeated Deontay Wilder to win the WBC belt. His most recent fight with Whyte raised his net worth to between £100 million and £120 million. If he arranges a fight with Oleksandr Usyk, he should be able to make more money.
2) Anthony Joshua
The British professional boxer made his breakthrough in 2013 and has subsequently become a world champion. Anthony Joshua became the first Englishman to be named to the Ring Magazine list in history. In 2014, he was named “prospect of the year.” He gets roughly $11 million from endorsements, while a deal between Dazn and promoter Matchroom reportedly netted him $1 billion. Anthony’s net worth was $47 million in 2020, according to Forbes.
1) Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather, a great boxer who is now retired, is the highest-paid boxer in the world. According to Sportsala, he held the most expensive boxing contract in history, worth $450 million. In his fighting days, he could easily earn $150 – $300 million and $10 million in endorsements every year, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Floyd’s most lucrative fights were with Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor.