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
347 139
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
468 208
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
440 198
Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

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

4
329 134
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
235 127
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
258 135
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
201 101
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
132 47
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
166 112
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
136 103
Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

11
159 94
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

12
185 118
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

13
95 37
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

14
118 89
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Middleweight

15
179 124
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

16
79 36
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Featherweight, Bantamweight, Super featherweight

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

17
102 71
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

18
88 61
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

19
138 116
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Featherweight

20
97 84
Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight

21
88 51
Kostya Tszyu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Light middleweight, Light welterweight

22
81 70
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

23
86 91
Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Super middleweight, Middleweight

24
74 73
Tommy Morrison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

25
74 62
Héctor Camacho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

26
56 53
David Tua is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

27
59 56
Michael Moorer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Apollo Lewis added Heavyweight

28
51 44
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 39
Ricardo López is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Minimumweight, Light flyweight

30
51 41
Julian Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight, Middleweight

31
45 56
Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s

32
59 67
Meldrick Taylor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Welterweight, Light welterweight

33
49 54
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Middleweight

34
48 73
Buster Douglas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

35
36 40
Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Light middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

36
40 33
Ike Quartey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Welterweight

37
22 23
Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
RobLein added Cruiserweight

38
40 57
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
marti-nek added Super middleweight, Middleweight

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

40
40 69
Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

41
37 37
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 48
Michael Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light flyweight

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

44
20 31
Donovan Ruddock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Heavyweight

45
25 28
Buddy McGirt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added Welterweight, Light welterweight

46
20 38
Humberto González is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light flyweight

47
34 47
Fernando Vargas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Light middleweight

48
21 49
Oliver McCall is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

49
1 1
Ray Mercer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
Heavyweight

50
14 33
Félix Savón is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1990s
darren-bell added