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Floyd Mayweather Congratulates Fellow Athletes After Topping The Forbes Rich List

Former boxer Floyd Mayweather congratulated his fellow athletes after topping the Forbes rich list for the last decade after netting a staggering £705 million ($915m).

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The former five-weight world champion boxer only had 10 bouts in that period, but earned almost £90m more than runner-up Portugal and Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo (£616m).

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One of Mayweather’s biggest paydays came against UFC star Conor McGregor in their 2017 superfight – which saw him pocket well over a third of his total figure for the decade.

Argentine and Barcelona star Lionel Messi (£578m), American basketball star LeBron James (£524m) and Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer (£493m) made up the top five.

Others are golfing giants Tiger Woods £474m ($615m), Phil Mickelson £370 ($480m), boxer from Philippines Manny Pacquiao £335 ($435m), Kevin Durant £328 ($425m) and Lewis Hamilton £308 ($400m).

His most recent bout at the end of 2018 was a boxing exhibition with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, which saw him win comfortably inside the first round and pocket £7m.

“I’ve got calls to get back into the ring, but my health is my wealth,’ Mayweather told Reuters. “Boxing is a very, very brutal sport. In the last few years a lot of fighters have died inside that squared circle.


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