Boxing 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
478 205
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
362 145
Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

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

3
496 227
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

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

4
369 154
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

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

5
246 132
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

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

6
265 144
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

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

7
212 105
Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

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

8
142 48
Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

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

9
177 117
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
143 109
Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

11
168 98
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

12
194 124
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

13
126 92
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight

14
86 38
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Featherweight, Bantamweight, Super featherweight

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

15
101 38
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

16
190 132
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

17
110 74
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

18
106 85
Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight

19
146 119
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Featherweight

20
92 63
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

21
89 72
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

22
92 54
Kostya Tszyu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Light middleweight, Light welterweight

23
92 94
Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight

24
83 75
Tommy Morrison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

25
61 57
David Tua is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

26
76 66
Héctor Camacho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

27
54 46
Johnny Tapia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Featherweight, Super flyweight, Bantamweight

28
49 40
Ricardo López is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Minimumweight, Light flyweight

29
59 62
Michael Moorer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Heavyweight

30
58 42
Julian Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight, Middleweight

31
61 70
Meldrick Taylor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Light welterweight

32
53 59
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Middleweight

33
39 42
Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Light middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

34
44 60
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Super middleweight, Middleweight

35
47 63
Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s

36
49 79
Buster Douglas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

37
42 36
Ike Quartey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Welterweight

38
45 40
Terry Norris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight

39
22 27
Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
RobLein added Cruiserweight

40
42 74
Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

41
38 41
Dariusz Michalczewski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added 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.

42
35 52
Michael Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light flyweight

43
23 35
Donovan Ruddock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

44
25 29
Vinny Paz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Lightweight, Light middleweight

45
37 49
Fernando Vargas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight

46
26 33
Buddy McGirt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Welterweight, Light welterweight

47
23 53
Oliver McCall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

48
21 42
Humberto González is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light flyweight

49
3 3
Ray Mercer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

50
14 37
Félix Savón is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added