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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.

Who is the greatest boxer of the 1990s? Vote below to improve our definitive rankings of the best boxers of the 1990s. If you think any fighters are missing, feel free to add them so that other boxing fans and Rankers can vote on your additions!

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255 107
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

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2
276 113
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Mike Tyson Heavyweight

3
191 80
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Evander Holyfield Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

4
182 88
Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lennox Lewis Heavyweight

5
172 89
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
153 87
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
123 71
Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Pernell Whitaker Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

8
43 17
Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Bernard Hopkins Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

9
44 11
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Shane Mosley Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

10
96 64
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Félix Trinidad Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

11
107 75
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Manny Pacquiáo Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

12
53 32
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Érik Morales Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

13
68 53
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
James Toney Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight

14
94 73
George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
George Foreman Heavyweight

15
81 69
Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Riddick Bowe Heavyweight

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16
34 12
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Marco Antonio Barrera Featherweight, Bantamweight, Super featherweight

17
79 63
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Naseem Hamed Featherweight

18
58 52
Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Nigel Benn Super middleweight, Middleweight

19
52 30
Kostya Tszyu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Kostya Tszyu Light middleweight, Light welterweight

20
81 70
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

21
55 56
Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Chris Eubank Super middleweight, Middleweight

22
53 44
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Vitali Klitschko Heavyweight

23
47 38
Héctor Camacho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Héctor Camacho Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

24
44 36
Tommy Morrison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Tommy Morrison Heavyweight

25
31 30
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Steve Collins Super middleweight, Middleweight

26
31 25
Johnny Tapia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Johnny Tapia Featherweight, Super flyweight, Bantamweight

27
25 22
Ricardo López is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Ricardo López Minimumweight, Light flyweight

28
45 45
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Larry Holmes Heavyweight

29
28 26
David Tua is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added David Tua Heavyweight

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42 46
Meldrick Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Meldrick Taylor Welterweight, Light welterweight

31
29 31
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Gerald McClellan Middleweight

32
22 23
Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Mike McCallum Light middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

33
35 38
Michael Moorer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Michael Moorer Heavyweight

34
24 19
Ike Quartey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Ike Quartey Welterweight

35
13 7
Vinny Paz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Vinny Paz Lightweight, Light middleweight

36
26 22
Dariusz Michalczewski is listed (or ranked) 36 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.

37
10 10
Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
RobLein added Virgil Hill Cruiserweight

38
32 45
Buster Douglas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Buster Douglas Heavyweight

39
24 23
Julian Jackson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Julian Jackson Light middleweight, Middleweight

40
25 32
Michael Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Michael Carbajal Light flyweight

41
16 14
Buddy McGirt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Buddy McGirt Welterweight, Light welterweight

42
25 27
Terry Norris is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Terry Norris Light middleweight

43
25 36
Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s

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44
24 41
Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Frank Bruno Heavyweight

45
8 15
Félix Savón is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Félix Savón

46
18 23
Sven Ottke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Sven Ottke Super middleweight

47
16 21
Vassiliy Jirov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Vassiliy Jirov Cruiserweight

48
13 26
Humberto González is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Humberto González Light flyweight

49
11 16
William Joppy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added William Joppy Middleweight, Light heavyweight

50
17 25
Corrie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Corrie Sanders Heavyweight