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
408 181
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
320 128
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

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

3
436 193
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
296 126
Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

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

5
225 120
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
249 123
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
191 96
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
118 42
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
175 110
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

10
151 103
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
147 90
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

12
74 30
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Featherweight, Bantamweight, Super featherweight

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

13
90 32
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

14
165 111
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

15
86 51
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

16
120 97
Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

17
106 82
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight

18
127 105
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Featherweight

19
87 77
Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight

20
87 64
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

21
83 46
Kostya Tszyu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Light middleweight, Light welterweight

22
80 84
Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight

23
70 54
Héctor Camacho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

24
74 64
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

25
48 39
Johnny Tapia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Featherweight, Super flyweight, Bantamweight

26
52 43
David Tua is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

27
41 35
Ricardo López is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Minimumweight, Light flyweight

28
64 67
Tommy Morrison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

29
53 51
Michael Moorer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Heavyweight

30
56 61
Meldrick Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Light welterweight

31
39 27
Ike Quartey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Welterweight

32
33 34
Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Light middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

33
45 49
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Middleweight

34
39 52
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Super middleweight, Middleweight

35
45 37
Julian Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight, Middleweight

36
41 35
Terry Norris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight

37
19 21
Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
RobLein added Cruiserweight

38
45 66
Buster Douglas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

39
34 45
Michael Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light flyweight

40
24 22
Vinny Paz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Lightweight, Light middleweight

41
33 34
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
37 53
Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s

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

44
36 64
Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

45
34 43
Fernando Vargas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight

46
20 36
Humberto González is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light flyweight

47
12 31
Félix Savón is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added

48
22 34
Vassiliy Jirov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Cruiserweight

49
19 29
Donovan Ruddock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

50
24 40
Corrie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight