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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the world's highest paid athlete thanks to one lucrative night of boxing

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the world's highest paid athlete thanks to one lucrative night of boxing

Floyd Mayweather Jr. fought just one time during the last year,but he made more than enough money from that bout to return to the top of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes.

Mayweather made $285 million in the last 12 months, with $275 million of that amount coming from his 10th-round technical knockout of Conor McGregor on Aug. 26. The other $10 million came from endorsements.

Mayweather also led the list in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He had been retired for nearly two years before returning to the ring against McGregor for a huge paycheck that surpassed the combined 12-month...

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