Boxers often struggle to make much money as they work their way into the sought-after professional arena. The demands of training take over their lives. However, for those who have been able to handle the big match pressures and win continually, significant money is there to be made. Here are some of the biggest earners of 2019.
Floyd Mayweather is regarded as one of the great modern boxers and held several titles over five weight divisions. He retired with a record of 50-0. That record is hard to beat, as well as the amount of money which the champion has acquired. It is estimated that he has over $550 million. Mayweather has the usual assets of the rich and famous including mansions, a private jet and expensive cars. He even claimed that he was paid £2million to post a video about a rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya is known for his professional career across six weight divisions from 1992 to 2008. His professional career includes 45 fights with a record of 39-6. Wise business decisions in urban development, publishing, entertainment and more, have resulted in about $200 million or more of worth.
It is estimated that Pacquiao’s wealth is just less than $200 million due to his long boxing career, and also his many connections as a result of being a Senator in the Philippines. He has also appeared in video games, has been an actor, TV host and charity worker. His connections and fame in the Philippines make him a very successful boxer.
Boxing professionals gain fame and notoriety, as well as their potential for profit because of their boxing matches. This results in substantial business empires for such big names as Pacquiao, De La Hoya, and Mayweather.