Tyson Fury seventh on boxing rich list – while Jake Paul is above Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury sits a lowly seventh in the rankings for boxing's wealthiest athlete whilst Jake Paul has bested Anthony Joshua in the rich list ratings.

The Gypsy King, 33, is set to defend his WBC heavyweight and The Ring titles this weekend when he faces mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium. The fight is being billed as Fury's retirement bout and the 6ft 9 star has already ruled out a mega-money contest against fellow Brit Joshua.

Despite bagging a cool £22m from the fight purse, the Morecambe-based boxer will not trouble Floyd Mayweather, who sits at the top of boxing's most affluent athletes with an eye-watering £400m.

As part of the fight agreement, Fury will net 80 per cent of the shares from the bout in the capital – not including cash pocketed from pay-per-view sales.

The Manchester Evening News report the Gypsy King has earned £100m from his exploits in the ring, having surpassed the nine-figure sum via his trilogy bouts against Deontay Wilder.

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Elsewhere, British rival Joshua looks strapped for cash compared to YouTube star Paul. After being stripped of his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles to Oleksandr Usyk, AJ only just scrapes into the top 10 with a career total of £60m.

Across the pond, Paul, despite only stepping into the ring for five professional fights, has amassed £75m for his high-profile bouts against Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren and Nate Robinson.

Boxing's top 10 rich list (estimated)

10) Anthony Joshua (£60million)

9) Jake Paul (£75million)

8) Sugar Ray Leonard (£88million)

7) Tyson Fury (£100million)

6) Lennox Lewis (£103million)

5) Canelo Alvarez (£105million)

4) Oscar de la Hoya (£148million)

3) Manny Pacquiao (£163million)

2) George Foreman (£222million)

1) Floyd Mayweather Jr (£400million)

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