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Old 05-13-2010, 05:24 AM   #16
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

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so what about hatton's wallet vs naz's wallet?
I'd say Naz. He had some massive fights and some great TV deals. That said, I bet he's a lot poorer than Hatton now
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:32 AM   #17
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I'd say Naz. He had some massive fights and some great TV deals. That said, I bet he's a lot poorer than Hatton now

I reckon so too. Naz was named richest fighter in UK not long before he retired (or left the sport)
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:49 AM   #18
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Fitzsimmons was loaded in his days, I would say he would have been comparable to Lewis.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:15 AM   #19
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Lewis easily.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:16 AM   #20
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Unless you count those new Churchill adverts, then its definitely Hatton.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:22 AM   #21
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Naz had the deal with adidas as well.

I'd still say it was Lewis though.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:26 AM   #22
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Lennox. It isn't even close.

Lewis also made a fortune from court cases (Panix) and step aside money (Tyson)
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:30 AM   #23
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Naz earned more per year at his peak then LL (I think 96/97).
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:32 AM   #24
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Default Re: Who is the highest earner in british boxing history. LL or hatton.

Overall, Lewis, obviously.

I think Naz would probably have a bit more than Hatton.

Naz had loads of lucrative commerical sponsership deals with Adidas, Pizza Hut, Ministry of Sound, Sony etc. Had a 5-fight deal with HBO and that was after his time with ******, when he'd probably already clocked up a fair few million.

But then again, Hatton's two superfights probably made up for the peanuts he was supposedly getting during his WBU reign.

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1 Lewis
2 Hamed
3 Hatton
4 Calzaghe
5 Benn/Eubank
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:35 AM   #25
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Naz earned more per year at his peak then LL (I think 96/97).
Naz's peak earning year was 2000/2001
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:47 AM   #26
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Didnt Hamed make a fortune selling beach front properties in dubai too? But yea, Hamed had all the big deals, before ppl knew what big deals were, well aside from ODLH of course lol.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:26 AM   #27
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Lennox without doubt.. Im informed he recieved 25 Mill for his rematch with Holyfield and also informed he came away with nearly 30 Mil after the Tyson fight.. He was never paid under 5 Mil once he was undisputed champion.. I was also told he got 5 Mil for the Botha fight
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:50 AM   #28
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Naz's peak earning year was 2000/2001
fairdo's he was already doing pretty well before then though. He did outstrip LL in 1997:
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22nd highest paid sportsman in the world that year. Lewis was 35th. Holyfield, believe it or not, was 2nd, ODLH 3rd, Tyson 5th, Foreman 14th
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:00 AM   #29
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Holyfield threatened to retire after the first Tyson fight unless King upped his money for the 2nd
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:09 AM   #30
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Lennox without doubt.. Im informed he recieved 25 Mill for his rematch with Holyfield and also informed he came away with nearly 30 Mil after the Tyson fight.. He was never paid under 5 Mil once he was undisputed champion.. I was also told he got 5 Mil for the Botha fight
Don't worry Tony... We'll get you to that level
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