3. Oscar De La Hoya $200 Million
“There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business. I think about making a comeback every single day. I went running, I went training, did that for a few days. But my body couldn’t handle it.”
Oscar de la Hoya, nicknamed the Golden Boy , is an American boxer born February 4, 1973 in Los Angeles. Gold medalist at the Barcelona Olympics , it is the first boxer in history to becoming world champion in six different weight classes recognized by the four main international federations ( WBA, WBC , IBF & WBO ) .
It is considered the biggest “attraction” off trucks, since, throughout his career, his fights have generated a total of nearly one billion dollars just by Pay-Per- View. He has been managing his company, founded in 2002, Golden Boy Promotions. Many world champions are associated with it, such former Oscar opponents like Floyd Mayweather or Bernard Hopkins, but also younger champions like Saúl Álvarez , Amir Khan or Robert Guerrero.
His biggest payday was the title defense against formidable American Floyd Mayweather Jr , unbeaten in 37 fights at the time. De La Hoya assistant for the occasion was famous trainer Freddie Roach . Tickets were sold in three hours. The odds gave De la Hoya favorite two against one . The fight took place on May 5, 2007 at the MGM in Las Vegas. De la Hoya was more active in the fight, however less accurate than Mayweather whose defense is very efficient.
2. Manny Pacquiao $200 Million
“I remember as a little boy I ate one meal a day and sometimes slept in the street. I will never forget that and it inspires me to fight hard, stay strong and remember all the people of my country, trying to achieve better for themselves.”
Manny Pacquiao, whose real name Emmanuel Pacquiao Dapidran, born December 17, 1978 in Bukidnon (Mindanao, Philippines) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. Trained by Freddie Roach, he is the only boxer in history to have held major world titles (WBA, WBC, IBF, IBO and WBO) in 8 different categories of flies weight to the light middleweight (Oscar for Hoya is the first to set the record in 6 different categories by holding world titles from super featherweight to middleweight).
First taxable Philippines
Regarded as the best boxer in the world in all categories in the late 20001, he was named three times boxer of the year and boxer of the decade 2000-2009. Outside of boxing, Pacquiao is occasionally an actor and singer. He was elected MP for the province of Sarangani in the parliamentary elections in the Philippines in 2010, promising to be “more effective in politics than he is in the ring.” He was reelected in 2013 for a second term.
Since 2014, Manny Pacquiao leads in parallel a professional basketball career and coach in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). With gains in 2014 in the amount of approximately 42 million euros, Manny Pacquiao was officially declared the first taxable Philippines.
In 2013, he had so paid about 3.75 million euros to the Philippine tax, or 64% more than the number two in the list of the country’s taxpayers. But that might not be enough. Indeed, the chief tax services revealed that Pacquiao was sued for unpaid taxes in 2008 and 2009 in the amount of approximately 49.5 million euros. What amputate seriously purse of about $ 100 million received for his fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd.
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. $380 Million
“Most people should be talking about how Floyd Mayweather is a great undefeated future Hall of Famer that’s his own promoter and that works extremely hard to get to where he’s at. Instead, all you hear is hate and jealous remarks from critics who criticize me and, you know, most of the time, the people that criticize me can’t do what I can do.”
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr (Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 24, 1977), born Floyd Joy Sinclair, is a former American professional boxer who ended his career undefeated in September 2015. He is the son of boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. and nephew and pupil of world champion boxer Roger “Black Mamba” Mayweather, He has been world champion in five different categories: super featherweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and super welterweight.
Highest paid sportsman
It is currently regarded as the best pound for pound by The Ring thanks to a highly developed, a constant displacement along the ring and his ability to control the pace of the fight at will. He is considered one of the greatest boxers in history.
He is considered the king of PPV since has sold more than 14 million cases worth more than $ 700 million and is part of the two events with more sales; his clash with Oscar de la Hoya with 2.4 million sales and the fight against Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with 2.2 million sales and most recently with Manny Pacquiao generated a total of 5 million sales.
A shock of excess befitting like a glove to the American, assured touch at least $ 150 million (€ 134 million). The boxer from Grand Rapids (Michigan), nicknamed Money, indeed knocks blows of greenbacks.
The highest paid sportsman in the world for two years according to Forbes, the man with 47 wins in as many outings, world champion in five different categories, is the king of bling. A rapper rings in all its outrageous splendor, that burns and spreads his wealth shows it on social networks.