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Old 05-12-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

I know lewis fought in the glamour division, and took on big draws like
tyson and holyfield. However, hatton fought 2 mega stars in may and pac,
but also fought in front of massive crowds more times than lewis did. I
also don't think calzaghe made as much in his career as either LL or ricky,
but who do you brits think earned more in his career. The hitman or lennox?
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

I'd be suprised if it was Lewis to be honest
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Lewis by farrrrrrrrrr. Hatton was huge in England and got famous in the US and made 15 against Pac and 10 against Money. Lewis made like 30 against Tyson and again 2 times against Holy. He was making 10 million for all his other defences. Heavyweight champs gets paid!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:04 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Lewis was a big name for most of his career Hatton after 30 or so fights only really made it big. I would say lewis by some distance.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Hatton has 50m, apparently. The bastard even charges 20 for a picture.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Lewis has about 150 Million
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Lewis was estimated to have 147 million in 2009 by the Sunday times.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:21 PM   #8
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

I was taking the piss. 50m is a popular figure on here.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:40 AM   #9
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

I would have thought Lennox earned more,the Holyfield and Tyson fights must have made a fortune.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:21 AM   #10
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Hatton earned about 5million quid whilst he was with ******. After that he had that deal with Hobson which was reported at the time worth at least 1million a fight. Add on the PBF and Pacman fight and he will not even get close to LL.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:25 AM   #11
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Lewis by miles.

He was pocketing almost all the money from his pro debut, Hatton was on 3k per fight.

I know he got the two massive paydays against Floyd and Pacquiao but Lewis was involved in well over a dozen big fights - he got $9m for fighting Tony Tucker

Trying to think now......

3m Bruno
$9m Tucker
$4m from King to stop a Tyson fight

The two Holyfield fights..... plenty for the Rahman return, $30m for fighting Tyson
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:42 AM   #12
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

it was lewis by miles, it's not even close. lewis was earning millions from his ruddock days. i think that fight got him a couple of million. then you had the huge earners that got lewis like 30 million against tyson, and then you had lewis earning over 15 million for the holyfield fights. then you had people like tyson who had to pay lewis 4 million because they ducked him. yep, lewis by miles. not even close. hatton had two big earning fights, and i think the tyson fight alone for lewis equalled that.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:47 AM   #13
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Lewis not only made the most money but has the business acumen to ensure that he will always have it.

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Old 05-13-2010, 05:00 AM   #14
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Lennox Lewis was confirmed in the sunday times rich list the other week.
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so what about hatton's wallet vs naz's wallet?
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