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List Rules Vote for the greatest boxers in any weight class based on their performances during the 1990s.

Boxing in the 1990s saw Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis dominate the heavyweight division. Mike Tyson was also around, although he had to take a three-year hiatus after running into trouble with the law. Buster Douglas, Riddick Bowe, Pernell Whitaker, Julio Caesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr., Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Michael Watson all rose to prominence in the decade to become some of the greatest boxers of all-time.

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338 150
Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Roy Jones Jr. Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

2
371 154
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Mike Tyson Heavyweight

3
264 102
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Evander Holyfield Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

4
253 106
Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lennox Lewis Heavyweight

5
218 104
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Julio César Chávez Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

6
187 105
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Oscar de la Hoya Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

7
164 82
Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Pernell Whitaker Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

8
88 31
Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Bernard Hopkins Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

9
127 86
George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
George Foreman Heavyweight

10
57 19
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Marco Antonio Barrera Featherweight, Bantamweight, Super featherweight

11
71 39
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Érik Morales Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

12
122 76
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Félix Trinidad Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

13
111 78
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Naseem Hamed Featherweight

14
105 84
Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Riddick Bowe Heavyweight

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15
137 94
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Manny Pacquiáo Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

16
66 23
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Shane Mosley Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

17
89 70
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
James Toney Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight

18
124 91
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

19
75 65
Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Nigel Benn Super middleweight, Middleweight

20
75 52
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Vitali Klitschko Heavyweight

21
70 39
Kostya Tszyu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Kostya Tszyu Light middleweight, Light welterweight

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22
72 73
Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Chris Eubank Super middleweight, Middleweight

23
60 47
Héctor Camacho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Héctor Camacho Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

24
61 54
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Larry Holmes Heavyweight

25
36 32
Johnny Tapia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Johnny Tapia Featherweight, Super flyweight, Bantamweight

26
39 35
David Tua is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added David Tua Heavyweight

27
37 41
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Steve Collins Super middleweight, Middleweight

28
33 29
Ricardo López is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Ricardo López Minimumweight, Light flyweight

The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

29
54 55
Tommy Morrison is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Tommy Morrison Heavyweight

30
49 51
Meldrick Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Meldrick Taylor Welterweight, Light welterweight

31
32 22
Ike Quartey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Ike Quartey Welterweight

32
38 40
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Gerald McClellan Middleweight

33
43 46
Michael Moorer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Michael Moorer Heavyweight

34
27 29
Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Mike McCallum Light middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

35
36 30
Julian Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Julian Jackson Light middleweight, Middleweight

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36
40 59
Buster Douglas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Buster Douglas Heavyweight

37
31 29
Dariusz Michalczewski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Dariusz Michalczewski Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight - Won the WBO light heavyweight title in 1994 and went on to defend it a whopping 23 times and was a two weight division champion, winning titles as both a Light Heavyweight, and as a Cruiserweight.

38
33 32
Terry Norris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Terry Norris Light middleweight

39
34 47
Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s

40
12 17
Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
RobLein added Virgil Hill Cruiserweight

41
17 15
Vinny Paz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Vinny Paz Lightweight, Light middleweight

42
21 20
Buddy McGirt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Buddy McGirt Welterweight, Light welterweight

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43
32 58
Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Frank Bruno Heavyweight

44
26 42
Michael Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Michael Carbajal Light flyweight

45
16 33
Humberto González is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Humberto González Light flyweight

46
10 25
Félix Savón is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Félix Savón

47
26 39
Fernando Vargas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Fernando Vargas Light middleweight

48
22 34
Corrie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Corrie Sanders Heavyweight

49
17 38
Chris Byrd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Chris Byrd Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

50
19 30
Vassiliy Jirov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Vassiliy Jirov Cruiserweight