While not widely popular in the United States, in Europe Wladimir / Vitali Klitschko
are legitimate rock stars, featuring huge TV ratings every time they having a fight, especially in Germany. The Klitschko brothers’ fights always routinely sold out over football, something almost no other US fighters could do.
Wlad and Vitali have incredible earning power all over Europe, especially after Wladimir fight against David Haye which was a true worldwide event with thousands of viewers in about 150 countries.
While they aren’t the most beloved fighters of the US, they are still very famous to most boxing fans. Despite not liking their style, many admit that they still will tune in and watch every of their fights, no matter who they are up against.
It was hard deciding the position for Floyd Mayweather between No. 1 and No. 2. Floyd is very arguably king in the sport because his fights do huge numbers and are always big news but his family is both intriguing and funny, which make us love to watch and see what happens whenever they get together. Through the HBO show 24/7, Floyd has become a household name.
Floyd’s personality is definitely a reason for his popularity as his boxing skills. He talks about HUGE game outside the ring, and backed it up inside by great performance. Floyd Mayweather is truly a star in boxing today.
1. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd are pretty much equal in terms of PPV numbers and reputation in the United States, but in terms of worldwide popularity, Manny is over the edge. Although Floyd is very famous outside the US, but he’ll never get the same admiration as Manny has. Manny is the most famous athlete, singer, actor, politician, and so much more in his home country – the Philippines.