28.03.2024 - Jacob and Co

Boxers and their watches

For all the blows they take, boxers certainly deserve the hefty cash prizes that come with winning a fight in the ring.

Many consider the noble art of pugilism the purest of all sports and the elite proponents of the Queensbury Rules enjoy huge rewards for their bravery and skill.

And as image is all important in ‘the hardest game’, they know how to spend it well on some of the finer things in life.

Here are some of the ring game’s greatest names and what they wear on the wrists when not going toe to toe with their rivals.

Canelo Alvarez – Richard Mille Bubba Watson 

Known for his powerful punching and tactical prowess, Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez is regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. 

WIth multiple world championships in four weight classes including the WBA (super), WBC and IBF titles to his name, he’s also recently received glowing praise from Floyd Mayweater ahead of his next fight with Jaime Munguia.

Canelo’s watch of choice is the Richard Mille RM055 Bubba Watson in white – a high-end luxury watch combining advanced technology with innovative materials and sports-inspired design elements. 

Both stylish and functional, it features a distinctive tonneau-shaped case made from materials including lightweight titanium and a skeletonized dial that allows a view of the intricate movement inside.

Floyd Mayweather – Jacob and Co Billionaire

Considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, now retired Floyd Mayweather left the game undefeated with a boxing record of 50 straight wins. 

He’s said to have earnt a whopping $275 million for his fight against Conor McGregor back in 2017. Known for his extravagant lifestyle, Mayweather also sports a vast number of watches including the likes of Patek, Rolex and Richard Mille.

He owns a unique piece – the Jacob and Co Billionaire III, introduced at Baselworld 2015. A watch worth an eye-watering $18 million, it comes complete with 260 carats worth of emerald-cut diamonds. 

Its case is rectangular and has a skeletonised dial housing a tourbillon movement. The entire 18-carat white gold case and bracelet are diamond-set with stones that weigh three carats each.

Devin Haney – Richard Mille Nadal 

American rising star Devin Haney is one to watch, having already achieved significant success in the sport and definitely one of the top prospects in boxing’s lighter weight classes. 

Many boxing analysts and fans anticipate a bright future for him as he continues to develop and face tougher competition.

His watch of choice is the Richard Mille RM35-02 Nadal – a timepiece which was designed for the Spanish tennis player and pays homage to his country’s flag. With a flashy design and a large tonneau case, this one is created from Quartz-TPT. 

With a black inner bezel graduated in red and a self-winding movement with double barrel system assembled with grade 5 titanium screws, it’s designed to absorb shocks and boasts a 55-hour power reserve.

Anthony Joshua – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Throughout his career, British Anthony Joshua has faced and defeated several notable opponents, including Wladimir Klitschko and Andy Ruiz Jr., with his fights drawing significant attention in the world of boxing. 

His charisma, athleticism and skill have made him a prominent figure. He also bagged a gold medal in the super heavyweight division for boxing during the 2012 Olympic Games .Outside of boxing, Joshua is known for his positive influence and has been involved in various charitable activities and initiatives aimed at helping youth and communities in need.

Joshua has a host of lovely watches but the one that catches our eye is the Audemars Poguet White ceramic Royal Oak perpetual calendar.  At 41mm, with a white ceramic case and fixed matching bezel, it offers a blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern and of course the perpetual calendar with week indication, day, date, astronomical moon and more. We have one available complete with original box and paperwork.

Tyson Fury – Rolex Oyster Perpetual 

With a larger than life personality, inside and outside the ring, Manchester-bron Tyson Fury is a force to be reckoned with. Both a professional boxer and former unified heavyweight world champion, he’s well known for his unorthodox style. 

The Gypsy King – who also starred in a reality TV series about his own family – is currently training ahead of his blockbuster bout with Oleksandr Usyk, with the pair set to meet in Saudi Arabia on May 18.

In Furys’ collection is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual with a bright coral dial. At 41mm in diameter, it’s big and strong like him and it stands out – perfect for someone who turns up to a press conference wearing a Batman suit complete with cape. Its features include luminous hands and markers, with stainless steel bezel and bracelet.

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