Six boxers including Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder appear on ‘Top 100 Most Famous Athletes Of 2019’ list in shock order

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have both made it onto ESPN’s list of the top 100 most famous athletes in the world for 2019.

However, the order is somewhat surprising as they both sit ahead of Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez – widely regarded as boxing’s biggest attraction – but behind US heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder.

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s mega fight vastly boosted their popularity

ESPN’s ‘World Fame 100’ is ranked on three criteria: ‘Search Score’, endorsement earnings and social media following.

‘Search Score’ claims to measure how often a name is searched on Google from a weighted average of each name’s Google Trends peak score (how much he spiked on his most searched day).

You can see the scores and placement in the top 100 of all six boxers who made the list below.

83rd position: Manny Pacquiao (15 Search Score – $2.5m Endorsements – 11.6m Social Following)

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Manny Pacquiao is ranked as the sixth most famous boxer in the world

78th position: Gennady Golovkin (40 Search Score – $2m Endorsements – 3.4m Social Following)

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Gennady Golovkin is ranked as the fifth most famous boxer in the world

68th position: Canelo Alvarez (44 Search Score – $2.5m Endorsements – 4m Social Following)

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Canelo Alvarez is ranked as the fourth most famous boxer in the world

63rd position: Anthony Joshua (27 Search Score – $7m Endorsements – 7.7m Social Following)

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Anthony Joshua is ranked as the third most famous boxer in the world

39th position: Tyson Fury (79 Search Score – $2.65m Endorsements – 21.5m Social Following)

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Tyson Fury is ranked as the second most famous boxer in the world

34th position: Deontay Wilder (100 Search Score – $1.6m Endorsements – 2.5m Social Following)

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Deontay Wilder is ranked as the most famous boxer in the world

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