Floyd Mayweather has topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes for 2015 with a record $300m (£194m).
The welterweight boxer had already earned $420m entering 2015 but it was his fight with Manny Pacquiao in May that boosted income for the self-styled Money Man.
According to Forbes, Mayweather was paid $100m on the night, but that was boosted by pay-per-view figures (4.4m), gate money ($73m) and sponsorships ($13m).
The fight is likely to gross $600m with the fighters and their promotions companies splitting $400, 60% which will go to Mayweather.
With the earnings calculations running from 1 June 2014 to 1 June 1 2015, Mayweather’s fight against Marcos Maidana in September is also factored in , bringing his income to $285m over the last 12 months in the ring. Deals with Hublot, FanDuel and Burger King added $15m to that figure.
Unsurprisingly, Pacquiao also benefited from the big fight to stand second in the earnings list with $160m.
Roger Federer is fifth with earnings of $67m, including $58m from sponsors, exhibitions and appearance fees. Another tennis player, Maria Sharapova, is the top-ranked women at No26 with earnings of $29.7m.
Despite his declining form, Tiger Woods hangs in at nine on $50.6m, with Rory McIlroy at 12 with $48.3m.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 14th ($39.1m), Lewis Hamilton 15th ($39m) and Gareth Bale 18th ($35m). Wayne Rooney is down in 34th with $26.9m and Radamel Falcao 38th with $25.9m.
The top ten
1 Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) $300m
2 Manny Pacquiao (Boxing) $160m
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) $79.6m
4 Lionel Messi (Football) $73.8m
5 Roger Federer (Tennis) $67m
6 LeBron James (Basketball) $64.8m
7 Kevin Durant (Basketball) $54.1m
8 Phil Mickelson (Golf) $50.8.
9 Tiger Woods (Golf) $50.6m
10 Kobe Bryant (Basketball) $49.5m
12 Rory McIlroy (Golf) $48.3m
14 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Football) $39.1m
15 Lewis Hamilton (Motor racing) $39m
18 Gareth Bale (Football) $35m
23= Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Cricket) $31m
23= Neymar (Football) $31m
26 Maria Sharapova (Tennis) $29.7m
34 Wayne Rooney (Football) $26.9m
38 Radamel Falcao (Football) $25.9m
47 Serena Williams (Tennis) $24.6m
63 Wladimir Klitschko (Boxing) $22.5m
64 Andy Murray (Tennis) $22.3m
73= Usain Bolt (Athletics) $21m
73= Luis Suárez (Football) $21m
79 Cesc Fàbregas (Football) $20.3m
82 Justin Rose (Golf) $20.2m
83 Yaya Touré (Football) $20m
87 Frank Lampard (Football) $19.7m
90 Eden Hazard (Football) $19.6m
93 Mesut Özil (Football) $19.3m
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