“Don’t Let Them Tell You”: Ryan Garcia Shares the List of 2023 Highest Paid Boxers With a Long Message

Published 02/09/2024, 1:06 AM EST

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In a world where the lines between sports, fame, and spirituality often blur, Ryan Garcia’s latest Instagram post does just that. With names like Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, and Jake Paul making the rounds for making the big bucks, one wouldn’t expect a lesson in spirituality. Yet, Garcia, alongside Gervonta Davis and Tyson Fury, crafts a narrative far from the usual.

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His message? Wealth and faith can coexist. But it’s not just about earnings; there’s a deeper conversation at play.  Garcia alludes to a sense of generosity that goes beyond values defying the notion that faith necessitates a modest lifestyle. What could a boxer possibly teach us about wealth, gratitude, and giving back?

The financial heavyweights of 2023

Firstly, leading the charge in this financial bout is Canelo Alvarez, who fought John Ryder and Jermell Charlo and earned $66 million. Secondly, Anthony Joshua follows suit, packing a powerful financial punch with $55 million. He had 3 fights and 3 wins in 2023 with Jermaine Franklin, Robert Helenius and Otto Wallin. Jake Paul, the crossover sensation, secures the third spot with $47 million. Jake fought Tommy Fury, Nate Diaz and Andre August in the last year.

 

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Next, Gervonta Davis lands a solid position with $43 million, closely trailed by Ryan Garcia himself, who clinches the fifth place with $41 million. Lastly, Tyson Fury, who almost lost against Francis Ngannou, rounds off the list with $40 million. Together, these figures illuminate the towering earnings of boxing’s elite, underlining the sport’s unmatched financial allure.

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Following the revelation of the top earners, Ryan Garcia shared a profound message that extended beyond the boundaries of wealth and boxing. He stated, “Don’t let them tell you just because you believe in Christ and are a Christian you have to be broke. This money belongs to The Kingdom of God. Extremely Grateful, and I’m thankful.”

Garcia’s words echo a sentiment of gratitude and responsibility, emphasizing that financial success and spiritual beliefs are not mutually exclusive. He continued, “I hope this gives you guys motivation and not envy. I will donate 100k to the charity you guys suggest and the one I find most fitting in my heart and soul. Please comment. Proverbs 13:22.” Through this, Garcia not only opens up a dialogue about the positive use of wealth but also invites his audience to actively participate in the conversation.

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What impact could we make if we too viewed our successes, whether big or small, as opportunities to serve a greater good?

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