Boxer Amir Khan’s Career Earnings: How Much Money Did He Make in Boxing?

Published 02/13/2022, 11:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 03: Amir Khan celebrates his unanimous-decision victory over Luis Collazo after their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Multi-weight champion Amir Khan has surrendered five times in some of the biggest nights of his boxing career, but he made sure to depart with a hefty paycheck almost on every occasion. Aged 35, ‘King Khan’ still has an eye for big checks and is willing to resurrect himself into pugilism. Well, he already had several tasks outside the ring.

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Operating as the President of the WBC Middle East, Khan didn’t really need to box for finances. But a boxing PPV revenue is still unmatched under several parameters, which seemingly urged Amir Khan to re-lace his gloves. Meanwhile, Khan has already secured a massive net worth and is undoubtedly one of the richest boxers to have emerged from the UK.

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34-5 as a professional, Khan is also a boxing promoter and owns the Amir Khan Promotions. This verifies his stance as a multi-professional personality who has an immense passion for the sport of boxing. Well, the sport has nourished his financial gainings and legacy, which continues to grow even today.

What is Amir Khan’s net worth?

Per reports, the boxer has amassed a whopping $40 million net worth and most of it has come from his in-ring stints. Khan made his pro debut in 2005 and is almost two decades old in the community. He has become a world titlist and a PPV star in this span.

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Thus, Khan directly gets revenue from his pay-per-view sales. Having fought superstars in boxing, Khan has become one of them, and his fanbase expand to a great extent. Here’s a detailed look at how much Khan has made, especially from fighting.

How much money did Amir Khan make in boxing?

In an exclusive interview, Khan claimed he earned over $80 million in his career from the sport, which is double to what his current net worth is. Khan seemingly bagged one of his biggest paydays when he fought Canelo Alvarez in 2016. He was guaranteed $2 million with Alvarez bagging $3.5 million.

 

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Besides, Khan was given 40% of the PPV shares, which verifies his total income to be around $20 million from a single fight. Well, Khan has been into several multi-million dollar fights. He has also amassed PPV shares in most of them, turning himself into a legitimate cash cow.

How much did ‘King Khan’ make per fight?

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It’s hard to garner the exact digits of Khan’s earnings throughout his career. Various reports contradict the other. But it’s evident, Amir Khan has seen prominent financial success in his journey. Here’s a reported breakdown of how much he earned alongside the PPV shares. Having said so, his latest scrap against Billy Dib in 2019 was a money feast for the Briton.

OpponentsGuaranteed PursesPPV sharesYear
Marco Antonio Barrera$500 k50%2009
Paulie Malignaggi$1.1 m50%2010
Marcos Maidana$1.5 m50%2010
Zab Judah$1 m50%2011
Lamont Peterson$1.1 m50%2011
Danny Garcia$1.1 m50%2012
Carlos Molina$1 m50%2012
Luis Collazo$1.5 m50%2014
Devon Alexander$1 m50%2014
Chris Algieri$1.5 m50%2015
Samuel Vargas$1 m70%2018
Terence Crawford$5 m60%2019
Billy Dib$10 m70%2019

How much will Amir Khan earn from his next fight?

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Relinquishing years of ring rust, Khan will return to action against Kell Brook on February 19 in the Manchester Arena for a 12-round welterweight collision. According to reports, the former champion is guaranteed a $4 million payday along with 60% of the PPV shares. Therefore, we can see his net worth take a serious surge after the fight.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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