Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set to go head-to-head again next weekend with more than just the WBC heavyweight crown up for grabs. As is the way with elite level boxing, the topic of cash is often a focus in superstar fights. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set to pocket if £15 million each for their Las Vegas rematch and the winner will be set for more major paydays later on in 2020.
You would be sensible to think this pair are some of the best paid in the sport. However, neither fighter is at the level of boxing’s top earners. The Sun estimated the sport’s ‘rich list’ which is compiled using figures from websites like Forbes, and American superstar Floyd Mayweather comes out on top having made a £435m, which makes the £15 million look like a tiny amount. But who else other than Mayweather makes the top ten?
- 10. Wladimir Klitschko – £47m Sponsorships deals with Hugo Boss and several German companies push the Ukrainian into this top 10.
- 9. Anthony Joshua – £53m The 30-year-old has sponsorship deals with the likes of Lucozade, Beats by Dre and Under Armour.
- 8. Vitali Klitschko – £62m He was a dominant force in his own right during a career in which he was never knocked down or out, before retiring in 2012.
- Canelo Alvarez – £73m Canelo Signed an ‘historic’ contract after agreeing a $365m deal with streaming service DAZN last year.
- 6. Sugar Ray Leonard – £93m One of the best and most popular boxers of all time, Leonard competed from 1977 to 1997 and is now a motivational speaker.
- 5. Lennox Lewis – £109m It was reported that he made $18m from his fight with Mike Tyson and $7m from beating Vitali Klitschko.
- 4. Manny Pacquiao – £148m A huge part of the eight-weight world champion’s earnings come from the ‘Fight of the Century’ with Mayweather.
- 3. Oscar De La Hoya – £155m Generated hundreds of millions in pay-per-view income and was a star in the sport for much of the 1990’s and early 2000’s.
- 2. George Foreman – £233m Foreman has made much of his fortune from selling the naming rights to the George Foreman grill for a reported $138m in 1999.
- 1. Floyd Mayweather – £435m The fighter himself as he landed mega paydays against Pacquiao and Conor McGregor.
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