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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao top Forbes' list of highest paid athletes in 2015

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Mayweather and Pacquiao broke records with their mega-fight and are 1 and 2 on Forbes' top earning athletes.

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It may not have been the most entertaining bout, but Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's mega-fight last May broke numerous records, including Forbes' list of highest earners. The company has released their 2015 edition of the World's Highest Paid Athletes, and topping the list are the two boxing superstars.

The previous record for earnings in a year was from Tiger Woods back in 2008, when he earned $115 million. Mayweather has more than doubled that, earning a whopping $300 million for a single fight. This was $285 million for one fight, plus an additional $15 million in endorsements with companies such as Burger King, Hublot, and Fan Duel.

Pacquiao didn't do too bad himself, earning $160 million in total. He had two fights in that span where he earned $125 million against Mayweather, $23 million against Chris Algieri in Macau, and $12 million in endorsement deals.

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Also part of the list are football players Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.6 M) and Lionel Messi ($73.8 M), along with Tennis star Roger Federer ($67 M), and basketball great LeBron James ($64.8 M).

Unsurprisingly, there were no MMA stars in the Top 100. The only other combat sports athlete listed is heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, who came in at #63 after earning $22.5 million.