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Boxers with the biggest social media following including Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and Vasiliy ‘The Matrix’ Lomachenko

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SOCIAL media has become an invaluable tool for athletes to connect with fans around the world, sell their merchandise and promote upcoming events.

In the world of boxing, fighters also use Twitter and Instagram to exchange trash talk and flaunt their lavish lifestyles.

Floyd Mayweather is highly active on social media, often flaunting his lavish lifestyle

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Floyd Mayweather is highly active on social media, often flaunting his lavish lifestyleCredit: Instagram

Here is a list of boxers with the biggest followings across social media platforms.

Vasiliy Lomachenko: 1.8M Instagram, 182.2K Twitter

Vasiliy Lomachenko is known as “The Matrix” due to his unorthodox footwork in the ring.

According to Bob Arum, Loma’s father did not let his son train for boxing until he attended traditional dance classes in their native Ukraine.

Vasiliy Lomachenko's footwork in boxing ring is unparalleled in the sport

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Vasiliy Lomachenko’s footwork in boxing ring is unparalleled in the sport Credit: Instagram

Loma also studied gymnastics before finally entering the ring, adding to his quickfire reflexes and silky footwork.

The three-weight division world champion is very active on Instagram, uploading workout videos, promoting his fights and peddling his Venum Loma shoe line.

Loma is active on Instagram, promoting his fights, posting the occasional selfie and pushing his Venum boxing shoe

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Loma is active on Instagram, promoting his fights, posting the occasional selfie and pushing his Venum boxing shoeCredit: Instagram

The lightweight boxer is far less active on Twitter, but does occasionally uploading interviews and photos of himself.

“The Matrix” has amassed a total of 1.98M social media followers.

Deontay Wilder: 2.8M Instagram, 692.4K Twitter

The former undefeated WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder became a sensation in the boxing world due to his knockout power and brash personality.

Wilder held the WBC world title for five years, until he was knocked out by Tyson Fury in February this year.

Now 34, Wilder started his career winning bronze in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics.

After turning professional, he dubbed himself “The Bronze Bomber” after heavyweight legend Joe Louis.

The former undefeated WBC Heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder is an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement

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The former undefeated WBC Heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder is an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movementCredit: Instagram

Prior to his defeat to Fury, Wilder often posted highlights of his knockouts against previous opponents on Instagram.

After the loss, he has taken to posting more inspirational photos depicting African culture.

On Twitter, Wilder is an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The Bronze Bomber” has accumulated 3.4million social media followers.

Tyson Fury: 3.8M Instagram, 1.6M Twitter

Heavyweight Tyson Fury reached the pinnacle of the division earlier this year with his big win over Wilder.

The Gypsy King is the first heavyweight in history to hold the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring magazine titles.

Tyson Fury keeps fans updated on his latest merchandise via his Instagram account

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Tyson Fury keeps fans updated on his latest merchandise via his Instagram accountCredit: Instagram

In April this year Fury was ranked the world’s best active heavyweight boxer by ESPN, and the second best active boxer and pound-for-pound by BoxRec.

Like most combat athletes, Fury shares his workout videos on his Instagram, but also updates his fans on his latest clothing merchandise.

On Twitter, the Gypsy King has pinned his latest book The Furious Method at the top of his profile in which he speaks about his recovery from depression.

The Gypsy King also reminds fans of who he is in the boxing ring

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The Gypsy King also reminds fans of who he is in the boxing ringCredit: Instagram

Fury has amassed a total of 5.4million social media followers.

Gennadiy Golovkin: 3.9M Instagram, 596.3K Twitter

The two-time middleweight world champion Gennadiy Gennadyevich Golovkin, known as “Triple G,” was from 2017 to 2018 considered the world’s best boxer pound-for-pound boxer by The Ring magazine.

“Triple G” had held the unified WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO titles between 2014 and 2018.

On Twitter, Golovkin keeps it simple, filling his feed with workout videos and highlights from his previous fights

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On Twitter, Golovkin keeps it simple, filling his feed with workout videos and highlights from his previous fightsCredit: Instagram

A sports fanatic outside the ring, Golovkin shares photos of himself at various events, including NHL and soccer matches.

“Triple G” also keeps his fans updated on his vacations, sharing pictures from LA, New York, Paris, Rome and even Disney World.

Golovkin held the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO titles between 2014 and 2018

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Golovkin held the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO titles between 2014 and 2018Credit: Instagram

On Twitter, however, the “People’s Champ” keeps it strictly professional, uploading workout videos and highlights from previous fights.

The Kazakhstani boxer has 4.5million followers on social media.

Ryan Garcia: 7.4M Instagram, 444.6K Twitter

The 22-year-old, who calls himself KingRy, boasts a strong social media presence, and is often featured on ESPN and SportsCenter’s news feed for his posts.

The undefeated WBC Silver lightweight champion’s fierce power has propelled him to 20 wins, 17 by knockout.

The flashy 22-year-old is responsible for the body shot challenge that has taken over Instagram

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The flashy 22-year-old is responsible for the body shot challenge that has taken over InstagramCredit: Instagram

On Instagram the flashy Garcia floods his feed with workout videos showing off his lightning-quick hand speed.

He is also responsible for the body shot challenge – where he punches people in the stomach until they curl over in pain.

On Twitter, Garcia sends support to other athletes across different sports, while at the same time keeping his followers up to date on his next fights and latest interviews.

KingRy has 7.8million social media followers.

Manny Pacquiao: 5.9M Instagram, 2.6M Twitter

The first and only eight division world champion, Manny Pacquiao is a superstar in the boxing world and a legend in his native Philippines.

“Pacman” last fought in July 2019 and currently serves as a politician in his homeland.

Pacquiao was a cutthroat competitor in the ring, but has revealed a different side on social media, uploading posts of his personal life, including pictures of his wife and children.

A fierce competitor in the ring, Pacquiao floods his social media with home and family life photos

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A fierce competitor in the ring, Pacquiao floods his social media with home and family life photosCredit: Instagram

Pacquiao has 8.5million followers on social media.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: 6.9M Instagram, 1.5M Twitter

Pound-for-pound the best boxer in the sport today, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez displays his workhorse mentality on Instagram.

The reigning four-division world champion has held the WBA super middleweight, The Ring and lineal middleweight title and WBA middleweight titles since 2018.

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez showcases his love for golf on his Instagram, pictured here with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez showcases his love for golf on his Instagram, pictured here with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen CurryCredit: Instagram

A master at counterstrikes, the Mexican superstar has lost just once in his 15-year career.

Canelo is constantly uploading workout video but also reveals his love for golf, updating his followers on his improved swing.

He also reminds his fans to sign up to his new I CAN fitness app.

Like every combat athlete, Canelo keeps fans updated with workout videos

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Like every combat athlete, Canelo keeps fans updated with workout videosCredit: Instagram

On Twitter, the middleweight king promotes his CaneloRx company, which is a way of providing Americans with affordable prescription healthcare at the lowest rate possible.

The Mexican star has 8.4million followers on social media.

Anthony Joshua: 11.5M Instagram, 3.1M Twitter

Anthony Joshua is a two-time unified heavyweight champion who currently holds the WBA super, IBF, WBO and IB titles.

However, the British boxer suffered a shock defeat to Andy Ruiz in New York City in June 2019.

AJ, who was undefeated at the time, lost by knockout in the seventh round. He then won the title back in a rematch.

The stylish Anthony Joshua updates his social media followers with brutal training sessions, as well as his latest Hugo Boss collaboration

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The stylish Anthony Joshua updates his social media followers with brutal training sessions, as well as his latest Hugo Boss collaborationCredit: Instagram

The heavyweight slugger uploads videos of his intense training sessions to social media, and shares photos of his latest collaboration with Hugo Boss.

AJ has amassed 14.6million followers on social media.

Mike Tyson: 13.1M Instagram, 5.5M Twitter

The “Baddest Man on the Planet,” Mike Tyson is one of the most followed boxing superstars online.

Since announcing his return to the ring earlier this year, “Iron” Mike has been training to get back into shape and has documented his workouts on Instagram.

Mike Tyson promoting his latest graphic t-shirt collection on his Instagram account

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Mike Tyson promoting his latest graphic t-shirt collection on his Instagram accountCredit: Instagram

The youngest heavyweight champ in boxing history, Tyson also promotes his graphic t-shirt collection across his accounts.

On Twitter, Tyson can be found pushing followers to his Hotboxinpodcast and demanding they write reviews.

Tyson is scheduled to return to the ring on November 28 for an exhibition against Roy Jones Jr.

“Iron” Mike has 18.6million followers on social media.

Floyd Mayweather: 22.3M Instagram, 7.8M Twitter

The crown for the most social media clout goes to Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

The retired 43-year-old stepped away from the sport unbeaten with a perfect 50-0 record.

Mayweather lives up to his nickname “money” on his Instagram account, constantly flaunting his wealth.

Mayweather lives up to his 'money' nickname on Instagram, showing off his riches

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Mayweather lives up to his ‘money’ nickname on Instagram, showing off his richesCredit: Instagram

Whether it’s trips on his private plane, his latest million dollar watch, his designer clothes or his new jewelry, Mayweather is a very busy man reminding everyone of his large bank account.

On Twitter, Mayweather mostly retweets his Mayweather Promotions account or his The Money Team brand.

“Money” takes home the crown with more than 30million social media followers.

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Inside Karim Benzema’s astonishing tunnel bust-up as he tells Real Madrid team-mates NOT to pass ball to Vinicius Jr

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REAL MADRID appear to be in turmoil after footage emerged of Karim Benzema accusing team-mate Vinicius Jr of ‘playing against’ the team, according to reports.

The incident happened during half-time of Los Blancos’ 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday night.

Karim Benzema reportedly accused Vinicius Jr of not being a team player

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Karim Benzema reportedly accused Vinicius Jr of not being a team playerCredit: TELEDOT DIRECT
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Real Madrid headed into the dressing room 1-0 behindCredit: TELEDOT DIRECT

Real Madrid headed into the dressing room 1-0 behind in the Champions League group stage contest thanks to Marcus Thuram’s 33rd minute opener.

French TV station Telefoot released footage inside the tunnel of Benzema speaking with left-back Ferland Mendy.

The striker says to him: “Don’t play with him. On my mother’s life, he [Vinicius] is playing against us.”

Although he doesn’t reference the Brazilian winger in particular, Spanish publication Marca report how Vinicius Jr was the topic of conversation.

It was further reported how Mendy passed him the ball just three times in the second half.

Vinicius Jr is pictured standing just feet away from Benzema in the tunnel alongside Thibaut Courtois and Federico Valverde.

It went from bad to worse for Real when Thuram scored his second of the night on 58 minutes.

But late drama relieved the pressure on Zinedine Zidane when Benzema’s late goal and Casemiro’s last-gasp strike snatched a point.

Tempers were high with Vinicius Jr standing within earshot

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Tempers were high with Vinicius Jr standing within earshotCredit: TELEDOT DIRECT

But the row is just the latest of problems mounting behind the scenes at the Bernabeu.

After the 3-1 El Clasico win over Barcelona, unused sub Isco was seen hitting out at Zidane.

He said team-mates Marcelo and Luka Modric: “If he has to bring me off, he substitutes me in minute 50 or 60 of the game, sometimes at half-time.

“If he has to put me on, he puts me on in the 80th minute.”

And captain Sergio Ramos was also critical of Isco and Marcelo following back-to-back defeats to Shakhtar and Cadiz.

Diario Sport claims Ramos blasted the pair for their underwhelming performances so far this term.

Zidane is under increasing pressure at Los Blancos and reports claim the club are ready to make their move for Mauricio Pochettino.

Real Madrid are a point off the top of the table in LaLiga. They recently lost to minnows Cadiz but bounced back with victory over Barcelona in El Clasico.

Meanwhile they lost their opening Champions League game at home to Shaktar Donetsk and after last night’s draw, face an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout phase.

Isco was recently pictured criticising manager Zinedine Zidane

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Isco was recently pictured criticising manager Zinedine Zidane
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Man Utd plan to bring 23,500 fans back to Old Trafford after two months of talks with Government over return

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MANCHESTER UNITED are plotting to bring back 23,500 fans to Old Trafford after two months of talks with the Government.

Premier League supporters are yet to return to the stands due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Man Utd are hoping to welcome 23.5000 socially distanced fans back to Old Trafford

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Man Utd are hoping to welcome 23.5000 socially distanced fans back to Old TraffordCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Their absence has led to clubs taking a huge financial blow.

Brighton were allowed 2,000 fans at the Amex for their pre-season draw with Chelsea as a trial.

But there have been no instances of Prem supporters back in grounds since.



Other top clubs in Europe including Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have hosted fans this season.

And United hope to be the first English top-flight side to have supporters back.

Old Trafford boasts a mammoth 76,000 capacity.

And the Red Devils reckon they can safely fit 23,500 socially distanced fans in the mammoth arena.

Chief Operating Officer Collette Roche told Sky Sports: “We spent around two months working with the government guidelines to develop the right processes and measures.

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“That’s to make sure we can have around 23,500 people in the stadium safely at social distancing.

“I guess sometimes it’s quite amusing to understand why people can gather in other settings such as in an aeroplane, restaurant or even in a cinema.

“But we know we’ve got the plans and the processes ready to deliver match day here safely.”

Indeed, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed a full Old Trafford might have spurred his side on to victory in their 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.

He explained: “In the second half we pushed on and if the Stretford End is full, we might get that ball over the line.”

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3pm Chelsea news LIVE: Krasnodar build up, Rudiger set ‘to return to squad’, Ziyech fitness test

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CHELSEA face Krasnodar in Russia in the Champions League this week.

On the transfer front, the Blues are reportedly offering Declan Rice £120,000-a-week to join the club in January.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

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