IT’S a knockout industry with big money to be made.
The boxing industry is filled with big names fighting it out to be the next world champion.
Kourtney Kellar Hartenstein is giving away tickets for Tyson Fury’s upcoming fight in OctoberCredit: instagram/kourtney_kellar
Kourtney Kellar Hartenstein is one of the most famous ring girls there areCredit: instagram/kourtney_kellar
But it’s not just the boxers who are earning millions from these matches – the glamorous ring girls are getting their fair share too.
Last week The Sun revealed how ring girl Kourtney Kellar was helping to promote Tyson Fury’s next fight against UFC champion Francis Ngannou.
Model Kourtney, 32, is giving away tickets for the Gypsy King’s upcoming crossover bout which will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 28.
She’s reportedly worth around £4million after making a name for herself from modelling.
According to Sportskeeda, ring girls can earn up to £4k per fight. And with that alongside endorsements and modelling jobs, the girls can make a killing.
Here, Yasmin Harisha takes a look at the world’s most famous ring girls and their estimated net worth.
Estimated worth: £4.1 MILLION
Brittney Palmer has earned herself a fortune, whilst also winning awards tooCredit: instagram/brittneypalmer
When it comes to making money, Brittney has some knock out skills.
She earns her fortune by being a ring girl for the UFC, as well as modelling and being an artist.
Brittney, who has been awarded Ringcard Girl of the Year at the World MMA Awards in 2012, 2013, 2019, and 2022, has become a face of UFC fight nights, lighting up arenas between rounds.
On top of that, she is also a talented artist with over 10 years of experience and sells pieces online for as much as £7k, as well as having her own gallery in Las Vegas.
Brittney, 36, who has one million followers on Instagram, is also able to make a buck or two from endorsements due to her big following.
KOURTNEY KELLAR HARTENSTEIN
Estimated worth: £4 MILLION
Kourtney Kellar Hartenstein is married to NBA star Isaiah HartensteinCredit: instagram/kourtney_kellar
This blonde has proven she’s got brains and beauty.
Not only is she a ring girl and model, but she’s a graduate in Athletic Training which she studied at Henderson State University.
Kourtney, 32, is a regular at Miami Swim Week, and she has also been a cover girl for Maxim, Cigar Snob and Fashion Stars.
Kourtney, who has over 733k Instagram followers, is also married to NBA star Isaiah Hartenstein and their wedding was featured in People Magazine.
Estimated worth: £3.6 MILLION
Arianny Celeste holds a solid place on the rich list with an estimated worth of £3.5 millionCredit: instagram/ariannyceleste
She also earnings her money through modelling on OnlyFansCredit: instagram/ariannyceleste
She is UFC’s most experienced ring girl with an impressive net worth which even knocks the current champion off the charts.
While Alexander Volkanovski, who holds the title for featherweight champion, is worth £2.8 million, Arianny is estimated to be worth around £3.6 million.
The American model, who has been previously featured in Playboy magazine, has managed to amass her fortune from being savvy minded.
Not only is she a ring girl, but Arianny, 37, invests her money into property.
Speaking previously about her earnings, she said: “I’ve been in this industry for over 15 years, and I’ve worked my a** off to be where I am in life.
“I also put my money into real estate that makes me equity. It’s about really hustling in the position you’re given.”
Estimated worth: £3.2 MILLION
CJ Gibson worked as a successful model as well as ring girlCredit: Getty
This American model and actress of Filipino and Italian descent holds a solid place in the rich list league.
The 39-year-old works as a ring girl for Top Rank’s TR Knockouts, and became an instant hit after working the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Paquiao fight in May 2015.
But being a ring girl isn’t her only source of income.
She works as a successful model and was the Import Tuner magazine Model Search winner for May 2007.
As well as that, she’s also currently a model for the Falken Drift Team and can be seen at Formula Drift events often.
CJ Gibson also appeared in top magazines such as FHM, American Curves, Supreme, MuscleMag International, Muscle & Fitness, and Teeze.
Estimated worth: £800k
Apollonia Llewellyn rose to fame as she was a ring girl for YouTuber KSI’s fight with Joe Fournier in MayCredit: Instagram ApolloniaLlewellyn
Apollonia Llewellyn rose to fame as a ring girl who is part of KSI’s Misfits agency.
The 23-year-old was snapped ringside at YouTuber KSI’s fight with Joe Fournier in May and has since gained a huge following with 566k on Instagram, five million on Facebook and 690k on TikTok.
She currently holds the title of World Supermodel England, as well as owning her own agency which represents “the hottest models and influencers.”
Apollonia’s income likely comes from her regular posts on Instagram and TikTok, which have been endorsed by fashion brands including Fashion Nova.
She also does modelling shoots, as well as selling pre owned fashion on the Instagram account Apollonia’s Attire.
Estimate worth: £800k
Janira Kremets has a decent following on Instagram with many tuning in to see her stunning snapsCredit: instagram/official.janira
Janira Kremets certainly proves to be a knockout when it comes to the fighting world.
The 28-year-old is a renowned figure in the world of boxing, and is one of the most recognisable ring girls in the sport.
She has worked on some of the most significant fights in boxing history including Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, and Canelo Alvarex vs Gennday Golovkin.
Janira, who has a diverse background which include Cuban, Mexican, and Lebanese heritage, is the lead Tecate girl.
Outside of her work as a ring girl, Janira has graced magazines like Sports Illustrated, Maxim, and Las Vegas Magazine.
She is also active on social media such as Instagram with over 193k followers, and will often update her fans with boxing content and modelling photos.
Estimated worth: £793k
Emma Milton is a ring girl from North ManchesterCredit: instagram/emmamilton
Emma Milton has worked as a boxing ring girl for the Super Six Boxing series and has been a part of many big matches including George Groves and Eubank Jr in October 2017.
Emma, 29, from Whitefield, Greater Manchester, in England, also earns her living from being a promotional model with a big social media following.
With over 280k fans tuning into their Instagram, it’s meant that she has advertised for fashion brands including Baby Boo Fashion, and Nasty Girl.
Emma also appeared on the reality TV show Shipwrecked in 2019 and news circulated in 2017 that she was dating former Premier League footballer, Nathan Redmond.
Estimated worth: £399k
Dessie Mitcheson has been a ring girl on many world wide matchesCredit: instagram/dessiemitcheson
She is a highly accomplished beauty model and American boxing ring girl in all of the major fights sponsored by Tectate.
The 33 year old is most popular for being one of the main round girls for the Maywearther vs Pacquiao fight in 2015.
Dessie has made herself known by becoming Miss Pennsylvania Intercontinental, the Face of Playboy Intimates, the Face of the MGM Grand Las Vegas, and Maxim magazine’s “Hometown Hottie”.
Dessie, who has 377k followers on Instagram, is currently taking acting and hosting classes in LA with the hopes of entering the film and TV industry.
She also is co-owner of East West Boutique brand which is size inclusive in which she will also earn her living from.