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.
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.
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83rd position: Manny Pacquiao (15 Search Score – $2.5m Endorsements – 11.6m Social Following)
78th position: Gennady Golovkin (40 Search Score – $2m Endorsements – 3.4m Social Following)
68th position: Canelo Alvarez (44 Search Score – $2.5m Endorsements – 4m Social Following)
63rd position: Anthony Joshua (27 Search Score – $7m Endorsements – 7.7m Social Following)
39th position: Tyson Fury (79 Search Score – $2.65m Endorsements – 21.5m Social Following)
34th position: Deontay Wilder (100 Search Score – $1.6m Endorsements – 2.5m Social Following)