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The 6 highest-paid fighters in 2019

Business Insider | Jun 12, 2019, 04.51PM IST

Saul Canelo Alvarez beat Daniel Jacobs, who won

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Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

The Forbes list for highest-earning athletes is back for another year, and there are six fighters who grace the 100-strong ranking for the last 12 months.

Floyd Mayweather, who has long been seen as the money man of the sport, is no longer there as the unbeaten American retired from the game despite a bizarre unofficial exhibition in Japan this year, which earned him $9 million.

Though Mayweather has gone, the sport has moved on and the new money men in combat sports include two hard-hitting heavyweights, two technically-adept middleweights, a UFC fighter, and a veteran of the game who continues to seek out the toughest of challenges.

Without further ado, here are the six best-paid fighters from the last 12 months, ranked in ascending order.

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