Britain is enjoying it’s most profitable time in boxing history right now, but AJ is not the man who earns the most per punch
Britain is in the midst of, arguably, its biggest boxing boom ever.
Just two years ago, Britain had 13 world champions and today, the country has become the prime destination for big fights with Anthony Joshua easily selling out stadiums.
As such, the money in the sport has inflated a lot over the past few years and the numbers fighters are earning now is at a record high.
Using a new interactive tool, the bookmakers Ladbrokes have managed to figure out which fighter has actually made the most money per punch.
In figuring out who will finish at the top, it’s essentially the fighters who have the highest end of the split in big pay-per-view fights and they don’t last long in the fight whether they win or lose.
According to BoxingNews24, Amir Khan is the man with the most money per punch after he earned a staggering £213,784 against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez back in 2016.
Ricky Hatton is next on the list for his bout with Floyd Mayweather back in 2007 where he earned £150,353 per punch and David Haye follows in third after he earned £138,889 per punch when he faced Wladimir Klitschko.
The highest earner per punch of all-time involved another British fighter Lennox Lewis, but it was his opponent Mike Tyson who hauled in £281,913 per punch back in 2002.
Jess Bridge, spokesperson for Ladbrokes said: “The hype and excitement leading up to big boxing fixtures is undeniable, from the drama-filled weigh-ins, press conferences and to the fight itself, boxing remains one of the most popular spectator sports around the world. It’s fascinating to discover how much Britain’s most well-loved professional boxers are paid for those all-important landed punches.”
To be fair, Khan is a big name in the boxing world having held the WBA light welterweight title from 2009-2012 and the IBF title in 2012. However, seven years is a long time without a world title.
Khan can put that right when he faces WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford on April 20 at Madison Square Garden in New York.