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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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250 103
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
266 110
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Mike Tyson Heavyweight

3
186 78
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Evander Holyfield Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

4
177 86
Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lennox Lewis Heavyweight

5
151 83
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Oscar de la Hoya Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

6
170 89
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Julio César Chávez Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

7
120 70
Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Pernell Whitaker Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

8
40 15
Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Bernard Hopkins Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

9
67 51
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
James Toney Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight

10
90 62
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Félix Trinidad Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

11
81 68
Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Riddick Bowe Heavyweight

12
104 75
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Manny Pacquiáo Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

13
51 32
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Érik Morales Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

14
91 72
George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
George Foreman Heavyweight

15
39 11
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Shane Mosley Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

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16
33 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
75 60
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Naseem Hamed Featherweight

18
57 51
Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Nigel Benn Super middleweight, Middleweight

19
50 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
75 67
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

21
51 42
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Vitali Klitschko Heavyweight

22
53 56
Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Chris Eubank Super middleweight, Middleweight

23
45 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
31 30
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Steve Collins Super middleweight, Middleweight

25
41 36
Tommy Morrison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Tommy Morrison Heavyweight

26
30 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
44 43
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Larry Holmes Heavyweight

28
25 22
Ricardo López is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Ricardo López Minimumweight, Light flyweight

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

31
26 21
Dariusz Michalczewski is listed (or ranked) 31 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.

32
28 31
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Gerald McClellan Middleweight

33
21 23
Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Mike McCallum Light middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

34
34 38
Michael Moorer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Michael Moorer Heavyweight

35
10 10
Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
RobLein added Virgil Hill Cruiserweight

36
12 7
Vinny Paz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Vinny Paz Lightweight, Light middleweight

37
22 19
Ike Quartey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Ike Quartey Welterweight

38
30 43
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
24 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
24 40
Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Frank Bruno Heavyweight

43
24 27
Terry Norris is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Terry Norris Light middleweight

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44
24 36
Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s

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
11 16
William Joppy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added William Joppy Middleweight, Light heavyweight

49
17 25
Corrie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Corrie Sanders Heavyweight

50
14 29
Chris Byrd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Chris Byrd Light heavyweight, Heavyweight