These boxers earn the most money per punch – Study reveals all

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Every punch counts for the greatest in the boxing business, with the best in the sport normally taking part in two or three bouts per year. With this in mind, new research has revealed the highest-paid boxers per punch in the last decade. 

Betsperts have looked at some of the biggest fights since 2010 to reveal the fighters who have earned the most per punch, calculating the amount of money earned per successful punch, as well as the losing fighters with the highest prize purses

You can view the full research here –

The top 10 boxers earning the most per punch

RankFighterPrize Purse (USD)Punches LandedEarnings per Punch (USD)
1Floyd Mayweather Jr.$539.00m1,876$287,313
2Conor McGregor$30.00m111$270,270
3Anthony Joshua$111.00m443$250,564
4Mike Tyson$10.00m67$149,254
5Wladimir Klitschko$13.00m94$138,298
6Alexander Povetkin$6.00m47$127,660
7Manny Pacquiao$316.00m2,720$116,176
8Caleb Plant$10.00m101$99,010
9Roy Jones Jr.$3.00m37$81,081
10Joseph Parker$8.00m101$79,208

The research and further findings have revealed:

🥊 Floyd Mayweather Jr. earned an estimated $287k per punch, more than any other boxer. He has a prize purse of around $500 million and boasts an unbeaten record of 50 victories from as many fights. 

🥊 Despite being an MMA fighter, Connor McGregor’s eagerly anticipated boxing bout with Mayweather Jr. was billed as ‘The Money Fight’, and in turn, earned the Irishman $270k per punch and $30m in total

🥊 Roy Jones Jr’s prize purse is just $3m, yet he ranks in the top 10, having earned more than $81,000 for 37 punches over the past decade. The 54-year-old will face Anthony Pettis in Wisconsin on April 1st. 

🥊 Manny Pacquiao earned $57.33m per losing fight since 2010, with the majority of this sum being boosted by his ‘fight of the century’ clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015; Pacquiao left the ring with an estimated purse of $120m.

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