Who Were the Top-Ranked Boxers in 2014?


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The top-ranked boxers in 2014 in terms of net worth were Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Vitali Klitschko, Bernard Hopkins, Jr., and Wladimir Klitschko. However, no official rankings are made of the world's top boxers as there are in, for example, tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

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Widely viewed as one of the best boxers of all time, Mayweather lapped all competition in 2014 with the money he made, topping out at a net worth of $270 million. Pacquiao, his closest competitor who in 2014 was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America, produced a relatively modest net worth of $90 million. Vitali Klitschko had a net worth of $68 million and his brother, Wladimir, had a net worth of $30 million, while Hopkins, also viewed as one of boxing's greats, had a net worth of $40 million.

While Pacquiao and Mayweather fight in boxing's welterweight division, both of the Klitschko brothers fight in the heavyweight division, and Hopkins fights as a middle weight. Pacquiao and Mayweather eventually boxed against one another in 2015 in one of the biggest fights ever in terms of revenue and viewers, with Mayweather emerging as the victor.

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