Barcelona news: Floyd Mayweather reacts to topping Forbes rich list ahead of Messi and Ronaldo

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Barcelona news
Floyd Mayweather reacts to topping Forbes rich list ahead of Lionel Messi
and Cristiano Ronaldo Floyd Mayweather has congratulated the likes of Cristiano
Ronaldo and Lionel Messi who joined him on Forbes list of the highest earning
sports stars of the decade despite fighting on only ten occasions since
2010 the 42 year old boxing icon raked in an astonishing 706 million pounds 915
million dollars Mayweather netted almost a third of that sum from is bad against
UFC kingpin Conor McGregor back in August 2015 which saw him extend his
unbeaten professional record to 50 fights the American has been out of
competitive action since then although he banked nine million dollars seven
million pounds from an exhibition contest against Japanese kickboxer
attention na sukham last December Mayweather recently teased the
possibility of making a comeback in 2020 amid claims he’s set to work alongside
UFC president Dana White and made clear he has no intention of returning to
boxing I’ve got calls to get back into the ring but my health is my wealth he
told Reuters boxing is a very very brutal sport in the last few years a lot
of fighters have died inside that squared circle you have got to know when
to hang it up I had a great career I’ll still travel and do exhibitions I make
great money doing exhibitions between ten dollars and thirty million dollars I
think I make more doing that than most fighters make fighting Mayweather’s
longtime foe Manny Pacquiao is the only other boxer in the top ten with the 41
year old having amassed 335 million a significant portion of which was
earned when the two rivals eventually faced each other back in 2015
highest paid sports stars of the decade Forbes won Floyd Mayweather 915 million
dollars to Cristiano Ronaldo 800 million dollars three Lionel Messi 750 million
dollars for LeBron James six hundred eighty million dollars five Roger
Federer six hundred forty million dollar six Tiger Woods 615 million dollar seven
Phil Mickelson four hundred eighty million dollars
eight many Pacquiao 435 million dollars nine kevin durand four hundred twenty
five million dollars ten Lewis Hamilton four hundred million dollars for other
Americans LeBron James Kevin Durand Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson feature
on the list while six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is the
only bird in the top ten Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are footballs
only representatives but both fall some way short of Mayweather’s fortune taking
to Twitter Mayweather owed congratulations to every athlete on this
list

 

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