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
336 132
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

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

2
453 201
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

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

3
313 129
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
419 193
Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

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

5
231 125
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
255 130
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
197 99
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
127 44
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
131 98
Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

10
156 109
George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

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

11
154 92
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

12
178 115
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

13
92 35
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

14
76 33
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
173 119
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

16
115 87
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight

17
88 56
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

18
96 68
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

19
132 110
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Featherweight

20
94 81
Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight

21
85 50
Kostya Tszyu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Light middleweight, Light welterweight

22
78 68
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

23
84 88
Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight

24
73 59
Héctor Camacho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

25
54 49
David Tua is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

26
58 53
Michael Moorer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Heavyweight

27
69 71
Tommy Morrison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

28
50 43
Johnny Tapia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Featherweight, Super flyweight, Bantamweight

29
45 38
Ricardo López is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Minimumweight, Light flyweight

30
59 65
Meldrick Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Light welterweight

31
49 40
Julian Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight, Middleweight

32
40 31
Ike Quartey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Welterweight

33
35 37
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
47 53
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Middleweight

35
47 71
Buster Douglas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

36
22 22
Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
RobLein added Cruiserweight

37
41 55
Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s

38
40 56
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Super middleweight, Middleweight

39
42 37
Terry Norris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight

40
36 34
Dariusz Michalczewski is listed (or ranked) 40 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.

41
38 67
Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

42
34 47
Michael Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light flyweight

43
25 24
Vinny Paz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Lightweight, Light middleweight

44
20 30
Donovan Ruddock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

45
25 27
Buddy McGirt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Welterweight, Light welterweight

46
34 45
Fernando Vargas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight

47
20 37
Humberto González is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light flyweight

48
21 48
Oliver McCall is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

49
0 0
Ray Mercer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

50
14 32
Félix Savón is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added