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'Not a bad year': Tyson Fury responds after topping highest-paid fighter rankings as Conor McGregor settles for second

Added 05-30-20 08:37:02am EST - “Tyson Fury is boxing's 'Gypsy King' but he's also now the cash king of the combat sports world, heading up the list of fighters to make the 2020 Forbes highest-earning athletes list.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “'Not a bad year': Tyson Fury responds after topping highest-paid fighter rankings as Conor McGregor settles for second”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The US finance magazine revealed its annual list of sporting money-spinners on Friday, with Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer topping the overall pile for the first time having netted a colossal $106 million in the past year.

Net profits: Swiss ace Federer surges past Ronaldo & Messi to top highest-paid athletes list with $106 MILLION earnings

But in purely fighting terms it was boxer Fury who was the undisputed king, netting a whopping $57 million after a year in which he cemented a stunning comeback to the sport by knocking out Deontay Wilder in their rematch in February to win the WBC world heavyweight title. 

That was enough to place Fury 11th on the overall list, and behind him was MMA megastar Conor McGregor in 16th - with the notorious Irish money man coining in $48 million over from his various fighting, business and sponsorship interests.

The next fighter was British heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua in 19th (with $47 million in earnings), while Wilder and fellow boxer Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez followed in 20th and 30th places respectively (and earnings of $46.5 million and $37 million).

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