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
393 173
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

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

2
304 123
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Evander Holyfield Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

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

3
418 188
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Mike Tyson Heavyweight

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

4
285 122
Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lennox Lewis Heavyweight

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

5
245 121
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

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

6
217 120
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

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

7
187 94
Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Pernell Whitaker Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

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

8
112 40
Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Bernard Hopkins Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

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

9
72 27
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Marco Antonio Barrera Featherweight, Bantamweight, Super featherweight

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

10
170 109
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Manny Pacquiáo Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

11
145 100
George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
George Foreman Heavyweight

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

12
143 88
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Félix Trinidad Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

13
87 30
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Shane Mosley Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

14
83 49
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Érik Morales Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

15
104 79
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
James Toney Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight

16
115 94
Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Riddick Bowe Heavyweight

17
155 106
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

18
120 101
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Naseem Hamed Featherweight

19
83 73
Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Nigel Benn Super middleweight, Middleweight

20
86 61
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Vitali Klitschko Heavyweight

21
80 46
Kostya Tszyu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Kostya Tszyu Light middleweight, Light welterweight

22
78 83
Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Chris Eubank Super middleweight, Middleweight

23
68 53
Héctor Camacho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Héctor Camacho Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

24
72 63
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Larry Holmes Heavyweight

25
50 42
David Tua is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added David Tua Heavyweight

26
46 39
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
40 35
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
62 66
Tommy Morrison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Tommy Morrison Heavyweight

29
56 60
Meldrick Taylor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Meldrick Taylor Welterweight, Light welterweight

30
51 51
Michael Moorer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Michael Moorer Heavyweight

31
39 49
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Steve Collins Super middleweight, Middleweight

32
38 27
Ike Quartey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Ike Quartey Welterweight

33
44 49
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Gerald McClellan Middleweight

34
31 34
Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Mike McCallum Light middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

35
43 37
Julian Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Julian Jackson Light middleweight, Middleweight

36
39 35
Terry Norris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Terry Norris Light middleweight

37
44 64
Buster Douglas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Buster Douglas Heavyweight

38
18 21
Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
RobLein added Virgil Hill Cruiserweight

39
23 21
Vinny Paz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Vinny Paz Lightweight, Light middleweight

40
36 52
Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s

41
31 45
Michael Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Michael Carbajal Light flyweight

42
32 34
Dariusz Michalczewski is listed (or ranked) 42 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.

43
24 25
Buddy McGirt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Buddy McGirt Welterweight, Light welterweight

44
33 64
Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Frank Bruno Heavyweight

45
33 43
Fernando Vargas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Fernando Vargas Light middleweight

46
18 36
Humberto González is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Humberto González Light flyweight

47
11 30
Félix Savón is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Félix Savón

48
21 34
Vassiliy Jirov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Vassiliy Jirov Cruiserweight

49
18 44
Chris Byrd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Chris Byrd Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

50
18 28
Donovan Ruddock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Donovan Ruddock Heavyweight