Boxer, Floyd Mayweather won his place at the top of the annual ranking of the 100 highest paid athletes Forbes on Tuesday.

Forbes reports that Mayweather, 41, sports top earner crowned after banking $ 275 million from his cross-Combbat superfight against mixed-martial arts star Conor McGregor in August 2017.

With another $ 10 million Mayweather scored a total of $ 285 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, beating runner-up on the list, football star Lionel Messi, who made $ 111 million.

McGregor rose to fourth place thanks to his $ 85 million cut in the Mayweather wallet.

The Irish fighters took another $ 14 million The profit was $ 99 million, just behind Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished third with $ 108 million

The Brazilian footballer Neymar was awarded a win of 90 Million Dollar Fifth His salary was boosted by his record-breaking transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last year.

The list of the top ten is listed below:

1. Floyd Mayweather ($ 285m)
2. Lionel Messi ($ 111m)
3. Cristiano Ronaldo ($ 108m)
4. Conor McGregor ($ 99m)
5. Neymar ($ 90m)
6. LeBron James ($ 85.5 million)
7. Roger Federer ($ 77.2 million)
8. Stephen Curry ($ 76.9 million)
9. Matt Ryan ($ 67.3m)
10. Matthew Stafford ($ 59.5 million)

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