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In pictures: Mayweather tops Forbes highest-paid athletes list

The man nicknamed “Money” beats the likes of Tiger Woods and LeBron James as the highest earner in sport.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR may have only had two fights in the past year, they have ensured the world champion boxer top spot in Forbes’ highest-paid athletes chart.

The list names 100 of the biggest earners in sport with “Money” Mayweather sitting at number 1 thanks to the €67 million he made by taking on Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto.

Manny Pacquiao, the man everyone wants to see step into the ring with Mayweather, claims runner-up spot while Tiger Wood, LeBron James, Roger Federer and David Beckham are all in the top ten.

In pictures: Mayweather tops Forbes highest-paid athletes list
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  • 1. Floyd Mayweather Jr

  • 2. Manny Pacquiao

  • 3. Tiger Woods

  • 4. LeBron James

  • 5. Roger Federer

  • 6. Kobe Bryant

  • 7. Phil Mickelson

  • 8. David Beckham

  • 9. Cristiano Ronaldo

  • 10. Peyton Manning

See the full list of 100 here

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