Conor McGregor beats Mayweather, Mike Tyson and Joshua as 20 boxers who made most money per punch revealed

CONOR MCGREGOR has been revealed as the highest-earning puncher on the planet.

Fighters are quite rightly amongst the highest-paid athletes on the planet.

That has enabled stars such as Floyd Mayweather, who retired with an epic 50-0 record, to amass a fortune, but it is the UFC star who pockets the most per strike landed.

A new research study from Bonus has revealed just how much the world’s best boxers and mixed martial artists made for every punch that they landed on their opponents.

It took into account each of the 50 richest fights of all time.

And it was McGregor who earned the most per successful punch thrown, even though he only took part in one professional bout, against Mayweather.

The UFC fighter, who is returning to the cage to fight Dustin Poirier in January, is way out as top dog.

He earned over £65m, taking home £589,640 for each of the 111 blows that he landed on Mayweather in 2017, who was second, with £340,213 per punch.

And despite his defeat to Mayweather, McGregor’s astronomical figure is a whole lot more than ‘Money’.

The American has banked £622.93m during his career.

He has landed 1,831 punches out of 4,402 thrown during his six biggest payday fights, which equals £340,213 for every one he connected with.

Another boxing legend comes in third, but Mike Tyson’s figure could swell after his comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr this Saturday.

The former heavyweight world champ earned £13.475m for his fight with Lennox Lewis in 2002, successfully landing 49 punches from 211 – meaning he earned £275,000 per one.

Anthony Joshua, who defends his titles against Kubrat Pulev next month, comes in fourth with each punch of his highest-earning fight against Andy Ruiz last December bagging him £219,221.

And one of his victims, Wladimir Klitschko, makes up the top five with each of his punches in his 2017 defeat to AJ netting him £163,830.

Check out the top ten earners per punch above.

And you can find the full research here:

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