Top ten richest boxers in world revealed including Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua – but Floyd Mayweather WAY out in front

IF you are worth a title shot, then there's a good chance you can make loads of cash in boxing.

These 10 stars of the sport have made a fortune during their careers and are the richest.

And how they earn their money isn't just by putting bums on seats in sold-out arenas.

The best pull in huge PPV figures too, which they will get a slice of.

Here's the wealthiest boxers in the world ever.

10. Wladimir Klitschko, £58million

Klitschko dominated the heavyweight division for 10 years, so it's no surprise to see the Ukrainian prop up the list.

For six years he held five belts, and ended his career with a 69-64-5 record.

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His two biggest paydays came in his fights with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, which he lost both before retiring.

9. Anthony Joshua, £60million

It's incredible to think that Joshua has earned such wealth from just 26 fights.

But, being as marketable as the Brit former champ is, his worth is always going to be high.

Astonishingly, AJ has sold over one million PPV's in seven different fights. Over two million watched him destroy Joseph Parker.

8. Sugar Ray Leonard, £88million

Across two decades, Sugar Ray dazzled us all – even winning two gold medals.

He was welterweight champ, and held the welterweight championship from all four of boxing's major sanctioning bodies.

And that's not all. The £88million man won the middleweight, lighter middleweight, super middleweight, and heavyweight championships during his time.

7. Tyson Fury, £100million

Thanks to his epic Deontay Wilder trilogy fights, the Gypsy King's net worth has risen greatly.

His first with the American impressed ESPN so much they handed him a £80m contract for five fights.

With still plenty of life in the tank, the 33-year-old could feature even higher in the list if he gets his dream fight against Joshua.

6. Lennox Lewis, £103million

The award for richest British boxer on the list goes to former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis.

Wins against Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Vitali Klitschko earned Lennox some major pay days.

He retired after beating Klitschko, leaving behind the WBC, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles.

5. Canelo Alvarez, £105million

Alvarez is the highest current fighter on the list, and has the potential to be highest ever.

He is the biggest draw in the sport since Floyd Mayweather retired, drawing scores of fans to his fights.

It was nine years ago that his fight against Mayweather became the third highest watched boxing match of all time.

Since then, he's had 15 more PPV contests bought by over a million people.

4. Oscar de la Hoya, £148million

Before Mayweather, there was Oscar de la Hoya.

The original 'money' fighter, he won the super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight light middleweight and middleweight titles.

De la Hoya's wealth has also been supplemented by founding Golden Boy Promotions, which Canelo fought on.

3. Manny Pacquiao, £163million

It was unfortunate for Pacquiao that Mayweather was in his division, otherwise we'd be talking about the greatest of all time.

The Filipino legend is the only boxer to ever win twelve major world titles in eight different weight divisions.

However, last year, at the age of 42, he finally called time on his legacy to focus on his political career.

2. George Foreman, £222million

One of the best heavyweights of all-time, Foreman made good money fighting the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Evander Holyfield.

His record wasn't too shabby either, winning 76 of 81 fights.

But that all pales into insignificance when you compare it to his famous grills.

The George Foreman Grill, itself, made a mega £200 million alone.

Just shows how important a life after boxing can be for some.

1. Floyd Mayweather, £400million

They don't call the unbeaten Mayweather 'Money' for nothing.

He won the super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight titles to finish with a 50-0 record.

Amazingly, four of the most watched PPV boxing fights of all-time feature him, when he took on Manny Pacquiao, Conor McGregor, Canelo Alvarez, and Oscar de la Hoya.

Of course, he earned the largest purse from those bouts too.

Now, Mayweather makes sure we know how rich he is – flaunting his wealth by showing off his fleet of cars, a private jet, loads of bundles of cash, as well as a private jet.

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