Jake and Logan Paul among top 10 boxing purses of all time with Mayweather in the lead | Boxing | sport

Jake and Logan Paul are among the highest paid boxers of all time according to a recent study. Even adjusted for inflation, the Paul brothers rank among the 10 highest combined boxing purses of all time, which was topped by the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight in 2015.

Logan comes in at No. 5 on the list after his exhibition fight with Mayweather in 2021 with a jaw-dropping £76,958,000 combo purse including inflation value. And younger brother Jake wasn’t far behind, coming in at No.6 with £66,858,000 for his fight with NBA player Nate Robinson in 2020. The only fights to top the brother’s hit paydays were Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield 2, Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, Roberto Duran vs. Sugar Ray Leonard 2, and Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.

The Parimatch study uses inflation rates to calculate what the original purses would look like today to compare the value of classic fights. Jack Dempsey’s 1927 fight against Gene Tunney originally had a purse valued at £1,447,500 but would be worth £21,686,111 today, which corresponds to an inflation rate of 976.34% during of the last 95 years.


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The biggest increase in value resulting from the method was Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard’s second fight in 1980, which originally had a boxing purse value of £90,000,000, which would equate to 336,438,000 £ in today’s money. The top 10 list also included Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney, Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez and two of Anthony Joshua’s fights against Alexander Povetkin and Wladimir Klitschko.

Top 10 boxing scholarships of all time

  1. Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao – 2015 – Inflation value: £366,060,000
  2. Roberto Duran v Sugar Ray Leonard 2 – 1980 – Inflation value: £336,438,000
  3. Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor – 2017 – Inflation value: £154,219,000
  4. Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield 2 – 1997 – Inflation value: £153,671,500
  5. Logan Paul v Floyd Mayweather – 2021 – Inflation value: £76,958,000
  6. Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson – 2020 – Inflation value: £66,858,000
  7. Larry Holmes v Gerry Cooney – 1982 – Inflation value: £152,510,000
  8. Floyd Mayweather v Saul Canelo Alvarez – 2013 – Inflation value: £56,322,000
  9. Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin – 2018 – Inflation value: £37,094,400
  10. Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko – 2017 – Inflation value: £35,511,000