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The Highest Paid Sports Stars of 2017

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The Mayweather-McGregor fight turned out to be the biggest boxing night of 2017 and helped the two fighters pocket $285m and $99m, respectively, over the course of last year. Astonishingly, Mayweather earned $275m from that fight alone with a further $10m coming in from various sponsors, which made him the world’s highest paid sportsman, with McGregor in fourth place. Another of the sporting world’s biggest rivalry saw its two combatants in the top five list: Lionel Messi in second, followed by Ronaldo in third. Unfortunately, Serena Williams – the only woman on Forbes 100 Highest Paid Athlete last year – dropped off it this year.

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