23
Apr
2019

Pacquiao, Canelo, Fury, Wilder, Joshua, GGG ranked on fame and fortune

World Boxing News 20/03/2019
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The top three heavyweights in the world, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua feature on the recently released ESPN World Fame 100.

Based on US notoriety, the list is compiled usuing American influence, social media following, internet search and sponsorship endorsements.

Footballers are unsurprisingly promiment, with Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo topping the pile.

Basketball star Lebron James is at number two, with Ronaldo rivals Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. at three and four respectively.

Leading the way in terms of boxing is Deontay Wilder. The WBC champion is a newcomer to the list at 34.

Tyson Fury sits at 39, one place above former England football captain Wayne Rooney. While Anthony Joshua is at 63, seventeen places lower than last year’s 46th position.

Canelo Alvarez is at 68 as middleweight rival Gennady Golovkin comes in at 78. Rounding off the pugilists is Manny Pacquiao at 83.

There’s no place for retired Floyd Mayweather despite the ex-pound for pound king being placed at 18th in 2018.

ESPN WORLD FAME – Top 20

1 Cristiano Ronaldo
Soccer • Portugal
Search Score 100
Endorsements $37m
Social Following 148m

2 LeBron James
Basketball • United States
Search Score 47
Endorsements $52m
Social Following 45.3m

3 Lionel Messi
Soccer • Argentina
Search Score 54
Endorsements $28m
Social Following 103.1m

4 Neymar
Soccer • Brazil
Search Score 55
Endorsements $19m
Social Following 107.2m

5 Conor McGregor
MMA • Ireland
Search Score 100
Endorsements $15m
Social Following 29.7m

6 Roger Federer
Tennis • Switzerland
Search Score 23
Endorsements $41.5m
Social Following 14.5m

7 Virat Kohli
Cricket • India
Search Score 25
Endorsements $20m
Social Following 37.1m

8 Rafael Nadal
Tennis • Spain
Search Score 40
Endorsements $29.3m
Social Following 15.6m

9 Stephen Curry
Basketball • United States
Search Score 12
Endorsements $42m
Social Following 23m

10 Tiger Woods
Golf • United States
Search Score 20
Endorsements $42m
Social Following 6.4m

11 Kevin Durant
Basketball • United States
Search Score 9
Endorsements $32m
Social Following 17.4m

12 Paul Pogba
Soccer • France
Search Score 15
Endorsements $32m
Social Following 30.7m

13 MS Dhoni
Cricket • India
Search Score 5
Endorsements $28m
Social Following 20.5m

14 Kylian Mbappe
Soccer • France
Search Score 32
Endorsements $18.87m
Social Following 23.5m

15 Khabib Nurmagomedov
MMA • Russia
Search Score 100
Endorsements $3.9m
Social Following 13.4m

16 Antoine Griezmann
Soccer • France
Search Score 20
Endorsements $23m
Social Following 22.6m

17 Serena Williams
Tennis • United States
Search Score 37
Endorsements $18.11m
Social Following 10.8m

18 Yuvraj Singh
Cricket • India
Search Score 1
Endorsements $31m
Social Following 14.5m

19 Mesut Özil
Soccer • Germany
Search Score 15
Endorsements $6.5m
Social Following 30.9m

20 Novak Djokovic
Tennis • Serbia
Search Score 21
Endorsements $22m
Social Following 8.5m


BOXERS

34 Deontay Wilder
Boxing • United States
Search Score 100
Endorsements $1.6m
Social Following 2.5m

39 Tyson Fury
Boxing • England
Search Score 79
Endorsements $2.65m
Social Following 21.5m

63 Anthony Joshua
Boxing • England
Search Score 27
Endorsements $7m
Social Following 7.7m

68 Canelo Alvarez
Boxing • Mexico
Search Score 44
Endorsements $2.5m
Social Following 4m

78 Gennady Golovkin
Boxing • Kazakhstan
Search Score 40
Endorsements $2m
Social Following 3.4m

83 Manny Pacquiao
Boxing • Philippines
Search Score 15
Endorsements $2.5m
Social Following 11.6m

See the full list on ESPN here

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