Floyd Mayweather regains name as world’s top earning athlete

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mayweather (l) and McGregor slugged it out for 10 rounds of their struggle in August

US boxer Floyd Mayweather has regained his name within the Forbes scores of the world’s top 100 earning athletes.

He earned a $275m (£205m) for his boxing match in August towards UFC celebrity Conor McGregor, who is quantity four at the US trade magazine’s checklist.

Cristiano Ronaldo – most sensible for the earlier two years – drops to third, with Lionel Messi edging him out of 2nd position.

There are not any ladies at the list, after the previous sole entrant, Serena Williams, dropped out of the chart.

The most sensible 100 athletes earned a total of $3.8bn, up 23% from remaining 12 months, Forbes mentioned.

Symbol copyright Getty Photographs Symbol caption Lewis Hamilton was the highest incomes Briton

Gamers from ELEVEN different sports are featured in the list, and from 22 different countries.

NBA stars lead with a file-topping 40 basketball gamers among the top ONE HUNDRED. American Soccer was once the next so much-represented recreation with 18 players, followed by baseball with 14 and football with nine.

Americans dominate the placings with SIXTY SIX athletes, while the uk has five, led via F1 motive force Lewis Hamilton at quantity 12 with $51m.

The Dominican Republic and Spain have three athletes, while Argentina, Brazil, France, Japan and Venezuela all have .

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