Several boxing stars delivered highly entertaining fights last year. And when it involves big names, one question that always comes to mind is how much did they make. That said, here is the list of boxers who earned the most in 2021.
Canelo made over $100 million in 2021, earning around $30 million against Avni Yildirim, $35 million against Billy Joe Saunders, and at least $40 million for his undisputed title fight against Caleb Plant.
As per Forbes, Mayweather claimed he could end up making $50-100 million for his exhibition bout against Logan Paul. However, there is no source to confirm Mayweather's actual earnings.
Joshua might have lost his belt against Oleksandr Usyk, but he took home a guaranteed $13 million and a percentage in PPV revenue, resulting in total estimated earnings of $34 million.
Fury earned a guaranteed $30 million with 60% of the PPV shares, making his total earnings of $40 million for his trilogy against Deontay Wilder.
'The Bronze Bomber' might have lost his trilogy against Tyson Fury, but he took home a guaranteed $20 million and 40% PPV shares, making his total estimated earnings of $30 million.
As per Forbes, Logan Paul confirmed he could earn as much as $20 million for the Floyd Mayweather exhibition bout. However, there is no source to confirm Paul's actual earnings.
'The Problem Child' earned around $1 million for the Ben Askren bout. Meanwhile, he took home a guaranteed $2 million each time from his two fights against Tyron Woodley, along with a percentage in PPV shares.