Joshua worth £40m more than Mike Tyson but trails Lennox Lewis and Mayweather on list of world’s richest boxers – The Sun

ANTHONY JOSHUA is set to add even more millions into his bank account when he fights Andy Ruiz Jr in their December 7 rematch in Saudi Arabia.

But the deposed WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champ is still well behind boxing legend Floyd Mayweather when it comes to overall net worth.


Mayweather is believed to be worth around £435m – a whopping £392m more than Britain's Olympic gold medal-winning hero.

But spare a thought for the man who used to terrorise boxing – Mike Tyson.

Once believed to be worth £233m, film star and cannabis farmer Tyson is down to his last £3m. He filed for bankruptcy in 2003 after building up huge debts.

Here, SunSport checks out the top ten richest boxers and ex-boxers by their Net Worth, according to the Forbes Rich List and Celebrity Net Worth.

Floyd Mayweather – £435m

The retired undefeated boxer, perhaps unsurprisingly, tops the list.

He regularly uses social media to show off his wealth – including watches, fast cars and he even uploads videos of him counting banknotes.

Nicknamed "The Money" Mayweather also runs Girl Collection, a gentleman's club in Las Vegas.

He also reportedly earned over £200m from his boxing clash against Conor McGregor that took him to 50 straight wins.

George Foreman – £233m

Should be better known for his incredible boxing record – but now probably more for his "lean, mean grilling machine".

Foreman ended his boxing career in 1997 with 76 wins (68 KO's) and five defeats.

He since went on to lend his name to the kitchen appliance and is also an author, an ordained minister and an entrepreneur.

Oscar De La Hoya – £155m

De La Hoya turned his brilliant boxing hand to promoting the sport that made him a household name.

He now runs Golden Boy Promotions after a career in the ring that saw him win 10 world titles in six different weight classes.

And the key to his success? He told Forbes: "Surround yourself with people smarter than you."

Manny Pacquiao – £148m

Still boxing now at the age of 40, Pac-Man's big pay day came when he FINALLY fought arch-rival Floyd Mayweather on March 2, 2015.

He may have lost that fight comfortably on points, but he came out with an estimated pot of around £100m for that one -0 comfortably his highest pay day.

He isn't one to flaunt his wealth however, and donates large amounts to charity. He is also famously a politician back in his homeland The Philippines.

Lennox Lewis – £109m

Regarded as one of Britain's best ever boxers, along with Mike Tyson and the Klitschko's, Lewis terrorised the heavyweight division in the 1990s.

A three-time world champ, Lewis is a regular commentator and pundit over in the US for their boxing coverage.

He also appeared in the 2001 film Ocean's Eleven where he boxed Wladimir Klitschko and also appeared in music videos and TV shows.

Sugar Ray Leonard – £93m

Leonard now works as a motivational speaker, using his experiences of training to be one of the best boxers of all time.

He won world titles in five divisions over a 20-year career. Now he is often invited as an analyst for live boxing events.

He has appeared on TV numerous times, notably on the US show Dancing With The Stars and raises money for many different charities.

Canelo Alvarez  – £73m

This is one pot of money that is bound to keep growing should Canelo keep winning.

He is the fourth-highest paid athlete behind only Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

This is all thanks to the incredible five-year deal he signed with DAZN for £284m.

His next fight is against Russian veteran Sergey Kovalev on November 2. Canelo famously lost to Mayweather on September 14, 2013, losing on points.

Vitali Klitschko – £62m

Perhaps overshadowed by his younger brother, Vitali was a powerhouse in his own right on the heavyweight scene and retired as a champ.

But at least he is worth more money now than Wladimir.

Vitali currently serves as Mayor of Kiev and head of the Kiev City State Administration. He is also a former member of the Ukrainian parliament.

Wladimir Klitschko – £47m

His stunning world title reign was ended by a man he just sneaks above in the rich list, Anthony Joshua.

Wladimir dominated the heavyweight division with his brother during the 1990s.

He retired after the Joshua defeat rather than take the rematch. Outside the ring he has features in glossy magazines and also works tirelessly for charity.


Anthony Joshua – £43m

He is just over a month away from his date with destiny – a chance to reclaim all his belts back from Andy Ruiz Jr.

But the not-so-small matter of getting at least £50m from the dust-up in the Saudi Arabian desert means there will be consolation if he loses again.

As well as his boxing earnings, Joshua is a sponsor's dream. His winning smile and a 'boy done good' attitude has endeared him to most.

British Airways, Jaguar, Hugo Boss and Under Armour have all got the 30-year-old on board.

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