Tyson Fury Tops All Combat Sports Stars On Forbes 100
The accolades continue to be presented to Tyson Fury. Forbes released the Top 100 Highest-Paid Athletes list for 2020, ranging from June 2019 to June 2020. He was one of five combat sports athletes on the list, but out-ranked all of them at number eleven.
Fury had $57 million in earnings; $50 million in salary and $7 million in endorsements. During this time, the lineal heavyweight champion beat Deontay Wilder to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) May 30, 2020
Coming in at number nineteen is Anthony Joshua. Career-wise, Joshua rebounded from an Andy Ruiz Jr. loss on June 1, 2019 and regained the WBO, IBF, WBA, and IBO Heavyweight Titles back in December. He had $47 million in earnings; $11 million in endorsements and $36 million in salary/winnings.
Right after Joshua was the man Fury beat for the WBC Heavyweight TItle. Deontay Wilder had $46.5 million in earnings; $0.5 million in endorsements and $46 all in salary.
When it comes to MMA, Conor McGregor comes in at number sixteen. While he only fought once at UFC 246, his busy deals outside of the octagon helped his cause. He earned $48 million, with $16 million in endorsements and $32 in salary.
At number 30, Canelo Alvarez earned $37 million. He had $2 million in endorsements and $35 million in salary. Canelo would win the WBO Light-Heavyweight Title from Sergey Kovalev in November. One claim he has over everyone else is being the highest-paid man in boxing following a 10-11 fight, $365 million deal with DAZN.
Some of the numbers may be off due to the coronavirus pandemic halting fights and appearances. Ranked number one was tennis royalty Roger Federer, followed by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.