That is in accordance with a current listing of the highest 100 highest-paid athletes launched by Sportico, which had heavyweight champion Fury at No.14. Canelo Alvarez is the one fighter to be ranked above ‘The Gypsy King’ within the listing, as he earned $89million for the 12 months.
Fury’s rank comes after he earned over $18million for his first heavyweight title defence in opposition to Deontay Wilder final October. That payday doubtless elevated considerably after the Brit additionally earned a share of the 600,000 pay-per-view gross sales.
Final month, Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte and subsequently introduced his retirement from boxing. If Fury is severe about calling it quits, he went out on a substantial payday after pocketing over $30million for his brutal knockout of ‘The Bodysnatcher’.
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Pay-per-view gross sales for Fury vs Whyte have not been formally launched but. Sportico have Fury incomes $63million in winnings and $6million in endorsements for the previous 12 months, taking his whole up to an enormous $69million.
UFC star McGregor, who topped final 12 months’s listing, has solely fought as soon as previously 12 months. The previous two-weight champion broke his leg in opposition to Dustin Poirier of their trilogy final July, however earned a assured $20million payday for the combat.
McGregor was ranked at No.22 on the listing and made a further $12million in earnings for the 12 months. That doubtless got here from his combat with Poirier promoting a reported 1.8 million pay-per-view buys, the second most in promotional historical past.
McGregor additionally earned $20million in endorsements for the previous 12 months, doubtless from his shares in TIDL Sport spray and Correct 12 whiskey. McGregor bought to his majority stake of the whiskey model to Proximo Spirits final 12 months, however nonetheless owns a part of the label.
YouTube star turned boxer Paul was ranked No.45 after incomes $30million in winnings for his respective fights. ‘The Drawback Little one’ was assured a $2million purse when he partnered with Showtime to face ex-UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley final August.
He was additionally given a proportion of the reported 500,000 pay-per-view gross sales, that means his payday doubtless crept into the eight determine mark for the combat.
For his rematch with Woodley 4 months later, Paul was assured an analogous quantity to their first combat however doubtless made much less total after the combat struggled to promote on pay-per-view.