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Katie Taylor The Only Boxer To Make Top 50 Most Marketable Athletes List

Katie Taylor The Only Boxer To Make Top 50 Most Marketable Athletes List
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Katie Taylor has gone and added another eye-opening achievement to her already thorough CV as she was named as one of the top 50 most marketable athletes on the planet.

Taylor came in at no. 47th, and was the only boxer, male or female, to be named.

The rankings are compiled by media company Sport's Pro, and are in their 13th year of making the list which is used to aid the decision making of sports marketers.

Leading the way is Cristiano Ronaldo, with Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton, LeBron James, and Lionel Messi rounding out the top five. You can view the top 10 below, and the complete list here.

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer, Portugal, 37 2. Serena Williams, Tennis, USA, 41 3. Lewis Hamilton, Motorsport, Great Britain, 37 4. LeBron James, Basketball, USA, 37 5. Lionel Messi, Soccer, Argentina, 35 6. Naomi Osaka, Tennis, Japan, 25 7. Virat Kohli, Cricket, India, 33 8. Alex Morgan, Soccer, USA, 33 9. Sam Kerr, Soccer, Australia, 29 10. Tom Brady, Football, USA, 45

The Marketability Of Katie Taylor

30 April 2022; Katie Taylor after her undisputed world lightweight championship fight with Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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In less positive news for Katie Taylor, she has been knocked off the top of DAZN's pound-for-pound rankings by Claressa Shields, after the American's defeat of Savannah Marshall on Saturday.

"Shields now occupies the position due to the fight," said DAZN in a statement. "One that she was once considered an underdog in, going her way without any doubt surrounding it.

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"Where Taylor was pushed close by Serrano earlier this year, Shields was able to dominate Marshall for lengthy periods despite the Brit rallying late on.

"Shields, a fighter who carries the GWOAT moniker, is finally back in the gloried position and based on her most recent performance, it will take a special boxer to oust her as number one."

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