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The Best Boxers of the 1990s  

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

36 fights in the 1990s
35 wins (28 KO)

2
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

18 fights in the 1990s
13 wins (4 KO)

3
Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

30 fights in the 1990s
28 wins (20 KO)

4
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

12 fights in the 1990s
9 wins (7 KO)

5
Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

24 fights in the 1990s
20 wins (5 KO) 

6
Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

39 fights in the 1990s
36 wins (26 KO)

7
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

32 fights in the 1990s
31 wins (18 KO)

8
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

40 fights in the 1990s
34 wins (23 KO)

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

15 fights in the 1990s
12 wins (8 KO)

10
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight
11
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight
12
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight
13
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight
14
Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight
15
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Featherweight, Bantamweight, Super featherweight

48 fights in the 1990s
45 wins (30 KO)

16
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Featherweight
17
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight
18
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight
19
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight
20
Kostya Tszyu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Light middleweight, Light welterweight
21
Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight
22
Héctor Camacho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight
23
Tommy Morrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight
24
Julian Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight, Middleweight
25
Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight