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Five of the Best Boxers From the 90s

5 of the Best Boxers From the 90s

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Five of the Best Boxers From the 90s

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Five of the Best Boxers From the 90s

The 1990s were undoubtedly a time of greatness for many boxers, with memorable bouts in several weight classes. At Big Fight Weekend, we have decided to pay homage to 5 of the best boxers from the 90s.

Five Best Boxers From the 90s

Best Boxers in the 90s: Roy Jones Jr

Roy Jones Jr (66-10, 47 KOs) turned professional following a controversial loss in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He was involved in many memorable fights throughout his career, including a win against Bernard Hopkins for the vacant IBF middleweight title. By the end of the decade – Jones had established himself as one of the greatest fighters alive, reigning supreme as the IBF, WBA and WBC light heavyweight champion.

During the 90s, he lost only once to Montell Griffin by DQ, which he avenged just a few months later by first-round KO. The Pensacola native was known for his lightning-quick hand speed and brilliant lateral movement, which enabled him to control the distance well and avoid many attacks while firing off combinations from various angles.

Best Boxers in the 90s: Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis (41-2-1, 32 KOs) was at the pinnacle of the heavyweight division during the ’90s, losing only once – a shock defeat to Oliver McCall, avenged a few years later by stoppage in round five. During the decade, Lewis defeated Donovan “Razor” RuddockRay MercerTommy MorrisonShannon Briggs and Evander Holyfield.

Lewis was brilliant fighting on the outside, using his reach to set up that massive straight right hand, which became his signature shot. “The Lion” never shied away from a challenge throughout his career and was undoubtedly one of the best boxers from the 90s.

Evander Holyfield

During the 1990s, Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs)established himself as one of the most feared boxers on the planet. During the decade, he stopped Buster Douglas, who had previously shocked the world, stopping Mike Tyson. “The Real Deal” also defeated Tyson twice.

Holyfield had a great engine and could bite down on his gumshield and trade. He was exceptional on the inside and possessed KO power, especially when throwing hooks. He picked his punches well and had an impressive ring IQ.

Felix Trinidad

Felix Trinidad (42-3, 35 KOs) enjoyed a glittering career – only tasting defeat three times. During the 90s, he fought Oscar De La Hoya, losing by majority decision. He scored memorable wins during the decade against Pernell WhitakerKevin Lueshing, and Hector Camacho.

“Tito” was the definition of box office, with his massive heart and will to win helping him win many fights. He was a superb pressure fighter who had real KO power. His hand speed and accuracy were impressive and caused problems for many opponents he faced. 

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) has been in the spotlight since winning the gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. His career went on a rapid upward trajectory, which involved a successful 90s. He won the WBO super featherweight title before moving to lightweight and beating  Jorge Paez for the WBO strap. He also recorded impressive victories against Pernell Whitaker and Ike Quartey.

“Golden Boy” was known for his superior hand speed and impressive accuracy, often overwhelming his opponents. He was a brave fighter who never shied away from a challenge.

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