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…

BOXING’S INSTAGRAM KINGS

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 Anthony Joshua and Mike Tyson. Long time pound-for-pound great Manny Pacquiao comes in at number four.

UPDATED August 12, 2018

10) OSCAR DE LA HOYA

Oscar De La Hoya
Former Division: Welterweight
Born February 4, 1973 🇺🇸 Los Angeles, California
Instagram followers: 827 thousand

9) DEONTAY WILDER

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Deontay Leshun Wilder
Former division: Heavyweight
Born October 22, 1985 🇺🇸 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Instagram followers: 955 thousand

8) AMIR KHAN

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Amir Iqbal Khan
Division: Welterweight
Born December 8, 1986 🇬🇧 Bolton, England
Instagram followers: 1.2 million

7) MUHAMMAD ALI

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Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Former division: Heavyweight
Born January 17, 1942 🇺🇸 Louisville, Kentucky
Instagram followers: 2.8 million

6) GENNADY GOLOVKIN

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin
Division: Middleweight
Born April 8, 1982 🇰🇿 Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Instagram followers: 2.9 million

5) CANELO ALVAREZ

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Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Division: Middleweight
Born July 18, 1990 🇲🇽 Guadalajara, Mexico
Instagram followers: 3.1 million

4) MANNY PACQUIAO

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Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Division: Welterweight
Born December 17, 1978 🇵🇭 Kibawe, Philippines
Instagram followers: 4.3 million

3) MIKE TYSON

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Michael Gerard Tyson
Former division: Heavyweight
Born June 30, 1966 🇺🇸 New York City, New York
Instagram followers: 6.6 million

2) ANTHONY JOSHUA

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Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
Weight class: Heavyweight
October 15, 1989 🇬🇧 Watford, United Kingdom
Instagram followers: 6.8 million

1) FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.
Division: Welterweight
Born February 24, 1977 🇺🇸 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Instagram followers: 20.9 million

2018-08-12T13:17:03+00:00 August 12th, 2018|

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