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The Highest-Paid Professional Boxers in the World

Canelo Alvarez
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Boxing has been a sport that captivates worldwide attention during its biggest fights. Boxers also get a chance to cash in from the huge spotlight cast on them in the ring.

Anthony Joshua tops the list of highest-earning active boxers in 2024. 

The British-born heavyweight has earned approximately $250 million over his fighting career. Joshua became a pro in 2013 after winning a gold medal for Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics. 

He made an effective splash onto the boxing scene by scoring a TKO in the first round of his first pro bout. Joshua has become a two-time unified heavyweight champ and is recognized worldwide. 

Second on the list is super middleweight Canelo Alvarez. Canelo has amassed $200 million in his career, the only active boxer to do so along with Anthony Joshua. 

He was the top-earning boxer of 2023, according to Sportico. Canelo earned $66 million last year through fight earnings and promotions. He’s arguably the biggest star in boxing today and draws huge crowds when he comes to town.

Tyson Fury lands third on the list of highest-earning active boxers. Fury has made $150 million in career earnings. “The Gypsy King” is known for his joking manner and outfits, but he’s been a dominating force in the ring. His career record is 33-0-1. 

Fury has held the heavyweight World Boxing Council (WBO) title since 2020.

Oleksandr Usyk, the terrifying Ukrainian heavyweight, has earned $83.8 million throughout his career. At fourth on the list, he’s undefeated at 21-0. 

Usyk’s fight vs Fury on May 18th is gaining hype as one of the biggest heavyweight matchups in recent memory. 

Rounding out the top five is Youtuber-turned boxer Jake Paul. Paul earned $47 million just in 2023 through his three fights. 

He’s worth a combined $80 million in career earnings. 

Although he’s earned tons of money through his other businesses and social media, Paul has quickly become one of boxing’s biggest earners. 

Only Joshua, Fury, and Alvarez have crossed the $100 million mark in career earnings among active boxers on the list. Gervonta “Tank” Davis is the last boxer on the list to earn over $30 million. He sits at seventh.

Ranking The Highest-Earning Professional Boxers

Here is the entire list of the highest-earning active boxers of 2024. The list is compiled with data from Sportico, BetMGM, Sporting News, and Sakari Exam.

  • Updated: May 20, 2024
RankFighterWeight ClassCareer RecordTotal Compensation
1Anthony JoshuaHeavyweight27-3$250 million
2Canelo AlvarezSuper Middleweight61-2-2$200 million
3Tyson FuryHeavyweight34-1-1$150 million
4Oleksander UsykHeavyweight22-0$83.8 million
5Jake PaulCruiserweight9-1$80 million
6Ryan GarciaJunior Welterweight25-1$40.5 million
7Gervonta “Tank” DavisLightweight29-0$36 million
T-8Vasiliy LomachenkoLightweight17-3$15 million
T-8Terrence CrawfordWelterweight40-0$15 million
10Errol Spence JrWelterweight28-1$13.5 million
T-11Juan Francisco EstradaJunior Bantamweight44-3$12 million
T-11Roman “Chocolatito” GonzalezJunior Bantamweight51-4$12 million
14Devin HaneyLightweight31-1$10.3 million
15Dimitry BivolLight Heavyweight49-1$10 million
16Artur BeterbievLight Heavyweight19-0$8 million
17Shakur StevensonLightweight21-0$6 million
T-18Teofimo Lopez Jr.Junior Welterweight20-1$5 million
T-18David BenavidezSuper Middleweight28-0$5 million
20Naoya InoueJunior Featherweight27-0$3 million

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