Floyd Mayweather is Money

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Michael Langleyby Michael Langley


It's official: Floyd Mayweather is indeed money. Crave's boxing website The Ring posted Sports Illustrated's prediction that the boxer earned between $90 and $128 million last year, making him the highest paid American athlete. 

The report ranks LeBron James of the NBA's Miami Heat second at $56.5 million, followed by the New Orleans Saints' QB Drew Brees at $47.8 million, and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant at just under $47 million.

Professional golf's Tiger Woods is fifth with $40.8 million in a Top 50 poll that includes 25 baseball players, 13 basketball players and eight football players. There are no female athletes listed for the fifth consecutive year.

Mayweather earned roughly $32 million for his unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero May 4 and $45 million for his victory over Miguel Cotto May 5, 2012.