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'Money' Mayweather is highest paid athlete according to Forbes

Liam Barnett     on 19 Jun 4:39 pm     Boxing     559   0  

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As it stands, the world's highest-paid athlete is currently only allowed an hour of exercise a day. The second placed athlete just lost his title and the man who held the top spot for 10 years is now in third.

Forbes has released its annual list of the 100 highest paid athletes and boxer Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr. is No. 1.

The 35 year old who made $85 million for two fights last year, is currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas for domestic violence against former girlfriend Josie Harris.

Fellow boxer Manny ‘The Pac Man’ Pacquiao has been eating up money and finds himself second on the magazine's list at $62 million from earnings and endorsements. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight title to Timothy Bradley earlier this month but a big money rematch is surely not far away.

Golf star Tiger Woods, who has fallen from grace following his well documented personal problems and had been number one on the list since 2001, made $59.4 million to place third.

LeBron James of the Miami Heat sits in fourth place ($53 million). He is one of 13 basketball players on the list.

Tennis legend Roger Federer is fifth with $52.7 million

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