When thinking of a legendary boxing bout, everybody comes to mind the famous Rumble in the Jungle who staged Ali and Foreman. However, the October 1974 fight in Kinshasa (former Zaire) is not among the fifteen that generated the most income in history. Ali, who was an aspirant, and Foreman obtained a similar bag of about five million dollars.
There is a boxer who has won more than his rivals, Floyd Mayweather. According to Forbes magazine, is the world’s sportsman who earns more money with 105 million dollars a year. At 38 he is unbeaten in his professional career with a record of 47-0 and aims to retire with an immaculate 49-0 in September.
For something they call it ‘Money’ Mayweather. For fighting this Saturday in Las Vegas, the fight of the century, will be embolasará between 150 and 180 million dollars. His rival, Pacquiao, between 100 and 120 million.
|Boxer||Fight and video||Rival||Stock (dollars)|
|Mayweather (USA)||Welter 2015||Pacquiao (Philippines)||150-180 million|
|Pacquiao (Philippines||Welter 2015||Mayweather (USA)||100-120 million|
|Mayweather (USA)||Superwelter 2013||Saul Alvarez (Mexico)||45.5 million|
|Oscar de la Hoya (USA)||Superwelter 2007||Mayweather (USA)||40 million|
|Evander Holyfield (USA)||Heavy 1997||Mike Tyson (USA)||35 millions|
|Mike Tyson (USA)||Heavy 1997||Evander Holyfield (USA)||35 millions|
|Mayweather (USA)||Welter 2014||Marcos Maidana (Argentina||32 million|
|Mayweather (USA)||Welter 2013||Roberto Guerrero (USA)||32 million|
|Mayweather (USA)||Welter 2012||Miguel Cotto (USA)||32 million|
|Mike Tyson (USA)||Heavy 2002||Lennox Lewis (United Kingdom)||30 million|
|Lennox Lewis (United Kingdom)||Heavy 2002||Mike Tyson (USA)||30 million|
|Mike Tyson (USA)||Heavy 1996||Frank Bruno (USA)||28 million|
|Pacquiao (Philippines)||Welter 2012||Timothy Bradley (USA)||26 million|
|Pacquiao (Philippines)||Welter 2012||JM Márquez (Mexico)||22 million|
|Vladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)||Heavy 2013||Alexander Pvetkin (Russia)||17,25 million|