Kings of Instagram: Floyd Mayweather Jr, Mike Tyson, Anthony Joshua tops among boxers

Kings of Instagram: Floyd Mayweather Jr, Mike Tyson, Anthony Joshua tops among boxers

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Had Instagram been around since the advent of professional boxing, there is no doubt that Muhammad Ali would be the greatest in terms of followers — not just among boxers, but sports celebrities in general. As it is, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Ali’s successor in terms of brash talking, rules the roost…

[fusion_title size=”4″]BOXING’S INSTAGRAM KINGS[/fusion_title]

Five-division world champion Mayweather has backed up his supremely-confident talk outside the ring, with an unblemished 50-0 record within the squared circle. The potent combination has earned him nearly 20 million Instagram followers, almost as many as his MMA-crossover opponent, Conor McGregor.

Kings of Instagram: Floyd Mayweather Jr, Mike Tyson, Anthony Joshua have most followers among boxers

Distantly following Mayweather, in second and third place respectively, are heavyweights Mike Tyson and Anthony Joshua. Long time pound-for-pound great Manny Pacquiao comes in a number four.

UPDATED September 16, 2017

[fusion_title size=”4″]10) MARVIN HAGLER[/fusion_title]

Marvin Nathaniel Hagler
Former division: Middleweight
Born May 23, 1954 🇺🇸 Newark, New Jersey
Instagram followers: 660 thousand

[fusion_title size=”4″]9) OSCAR DE LA HOYA[/fusion_title]

Oscar De La Hoya
Former Division: Welterweight
Born February 4, 1973 🇺🇸 Los Angeles, California
Instagram followers: 781 thousand

[fusion_title size=”4″]8) AMIR KHAN[/fusion_title]

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Amir Iqbal Khan
Division: Welterweight
Born December 8, 1986 🇬🇧 Bolton, England
Instagram followers: 1 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]7) GENNADY GOLOVKIN[/fusion_title]

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin
Division: Middleweight
Born April 8, 1982 🇰🇿 Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Instagram followers: 1.9 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]6) MUHAMMAD ALI[/fusion_title]

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Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Former division: Heavyweight
Born January 17, 1942 🇺🇸 Louisville, Kentucky
Instagram followers: 2.4 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]5) CANELO ALVAREZ[/fusion_title]

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Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Division: Middleweight
Born July 18, 1990 🇲🇽 Guadalajara, Mexico
Instagram followers: 2.4 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]4) MANNY PACQUIAO[/fusion_title]

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Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Division: Welterweight
Born December 17, 1978 🇵🇭 Kibawe, Philippines
Instagram followers: 4 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]3) ANTHONY JOSHUA[/fusion_title]

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Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
Weight class: Heavyweight
October 15, 1989 🇬🇧 Watford, United Kingdom
Instagram followers: 4.2 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]2) MIKE TYSON[/fusion_title]

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Michael Gerard Tyson
Former division: Heavyweight
Born June 30, 1966 🇺🇸 New York City, New York
Instagram followers: 5.3 million

[fusion_title size=”4″]1) FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR[/fusion_title]

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.
Division: Welterweight
Born February 24, 1977 🇺🇸 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Instagram followers: 18.9 million

2017-09-16T11:41:12+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

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