Forbes: Boxer Floyd Mayweather world’s highest-paid athlete

Floyd Mayweather Jr. can lay claim to being the highest-paid athlete in sports as Forbes Magazine has put the 11-time world champion at the top of its list for 2014.

Mayweather earned $105 million from Sept. 2013 to June 2014 from fights against Canelo Alvarez and Marcos Maidana and did it with no endorsement money. He was also at the top of Forbes’ list in 2012 when he earned $85 million.

“I’m humbled and extremely fortunate to be recognized by Forbes as the highest-paid athlete once again,” Mayweather said in a statement. “I’m doing something no other athlete is doing, promoting myself and seeing my hard work pay off in the form of record-breaking numbers.

“I’m grateful for my family, team and fans. Being able to take care of my family is my number one priority and the level of success I’ve achieved allows me to give them the best. I look forward to stepping into the ring in September and doing what I do best.”

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