Mayweather making it rain!

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Floyd  Mayweather Jnr has been named the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2103 by Forbes magazine.

The pound-for-pound No 1, who has won all 46 of his fights as a professional, made $105million (£62.5m) for his last two fights, against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Marcos Maidana.

Mayweather, 37, beat Cristiano Ronaldo to top spot with basketball star LeBron James in third. Mayweather also topped the list in 2013 with $85m (£51m), ousting Tiger Woods who been No 1 for the previous decade.

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‘I’m humbled and extremely fortunate to be recognized by Forbes as the highest-paid athlete once again,’ said Mayweather.

‘I’m doing something that no other athlete is doing, promoting myself and seeing my hard work pay off in the form of record-breaking numbers. It’s all about hard work and dedication which is so important and a key part of my financial success.

‘I’m grateful for my family, team and fans. Being able to take care of my family is my number one priority and the level of success that I’ve achieved allows me to give them the best. I look forward to stepping into the ring in September and doing what I do best.’

Mayweather will return to the ring on September 13, possibly in a rematch with Maidana who ran him close in Las Vegas last month.

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The five-weight world champion has banked at least $25m (£15m) for his last nine fights since he beat Oscar De La Hoya in the most-watched boxing fight in history in 2007

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The Forbes list of world’s highest-paid athletes

Total Salary Endorsements Sport
Floyd Mayweather

$105m

$105m

$0m

Boxing

Cristiano Ronaldo

$80m

$52m

$28m

Football

LeBron James

$72.3m

$19.3m

$53m

Basketball

Lionel Messi

$64.7m

$41.7m

$23m

Football

Kobe Bryant

$61.5m

$30.5m

$31m

Basketball

Tiger Woods

$61.2m

$6.2m

$55m

Golf

Roger Federer

$56.2m

$4.2m

$52m

Tennis

Phil Mickelson

$53.2m

$5.2m

$48m

Golf

Rafael Nadal

$44.5m

$14.5

$30m

Tennis

Matt Ryan

$43.8m

$42m

$1.8m

American Football

These figs indicate their endorsement and salaries.
  Surprisingly mayweather only fights twice in a year!

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