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Fury is Top Paid Combat Sports Star on Forbes 2020 'Highest Paid Athletes' List

Forbes released their newest "Highest Paid Athletes" list.

The media outlet indicates that the 100 highest paid athletes earned a combined $3.6 billion this year, which is 9% below 2019 and the first decline since 2016.

Tennis star Roger Federer is in the number one spot for the first time, with $106 million of pre-tax earnings. He beat out soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who swapped the number one spot in three of the past four years.

In terms of combat sports, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury had the top spot at number 11. He had $57 million in earnings, with $7 million of that coming from endorsements.

UFC superstar Conor McGregor was at number 16, with $48 million in earnings. A reported $16 million came from endorsements.

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua was number 19, with $47 million in earnings and $11 million of that from endorsements.

And former world champion Deontay Wilder was sitting at number 20, with $46.5 million in earnings. Only $500,000 came from endorsements.

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FORBES TOP TEN

Roger Federer (tennis): $106.3 million
Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer): $105 million
Lionel Messi (soccer): $104 million
Neymar (soccer): $95.5 million
LeBron James (basketball): $88.2 million
Stephen Curry (basketball): $74.4 million
Kevin Durant (basketball): $63.9 million
Tiger Woods (golf): $62.3 million
Kirk Cousins (football): $60.5 million
Carson Wentz (football): $59.1 million

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Comment by Squared.Circle on 06-09-2020

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Comment by Cool Scant on 06-06-2020

[QUOTE=Squared.Circle;20597423]Oh my days :rofl::rofl: did you know...when you add an 's' to the end of a word...it makes that world a plural? Athletic Commission[B]s[/B]...plural...you actual tard :rofl: you’re so embarrassing to the human race :rofl: Athletic Commission[B]s[/B] (plural, remember) do…

Comment by Cool Scant on 06-06-2020

[QUOTE=Squared.Circle;20597423]Oh my days :rofl::rofl: did you know...when you add an 's' to the end of a word...it makes that world a plural? Athletic Commission[B]s[/B]...plural...you actual tard :rofl: you’re so embarrassing to the human race :rofl: Athletic Commission[B]s[/B] (plural, remember) do…

Comment by Squared.Circle on 06-06-2020

[QUOTE=Cool Scant;20592448]Actually you don’t know skit about boxing. First it’s called “Athletic Commission” not “Athletic Commissions”. But coming from people that add and subtract letters from certain words, it doesn’t surprise me... Since when was it documented that NYSAC fiddles…

Comment by Cool Scant on 06-03-2020

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;20589922][url]https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshkatzowitz/2019/12/06/andy-ruiz-vs-anthony-joshua-2-odds-purses-records-weights-prediction-boxing-biz/#609b5e2d2c74[/url] Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua purses Both men made a grand payday in their first fight. But they’ll make even more in the rematch. According to multiple reports, Joshua is on track to make between $60-85 million while…

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