Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/1/14
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Floyd "Money" Mayweather tops the 2013 Sports Illustrated Fortunate 50 list, which ranks the 50 highest paid athletes in the world. Mayweather, not surprisingly, is in the number 1 position once again. SI projects him to make at least $90 million this year, based on his most recent fight against Robert Guerrero, and his upcoming fight scheduled for September, likely against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. SI projects he could potentially earn up to $128 million for those two fights, depending on how the numbers shake out. Credit: John Filo / Showtime Mayweather was also number 1 on the list last year, with $85 million in earnings from two fights against Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto. His fight against Guerrero was rumored to have tanked in terms of pay-per-view sales. However, Showtime has come out and said that the Mayweather vs. Guerrero bout topped at least 1 million PPVs, in addition to nearly $10 million at the gate, and various other revenue sources. Mayweather was guaranteed to make...
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