90's Record: 13-4-1
Notable Wins: Mike Tyson (2), Riddick Bowe, Larry Holmes, George Foreman, Michael Moorer, Buster Douglas
Notable Losses: Lennox Lewis, Riddick Bowe (2), Michael Moorer
Evander Holyfield was the greatest 90's heavyweight. He had seven victories against quality opponents and five victories over other men on this list.
You may look at Holyfield's record and think how can a guy with four losses be number one? Holyfield never lost to anyone outside of the top five on this list and only once he did not avenge a loss.
Yes, Lennox Lewis beat him in 1999, but I firmly believe that a 1993 Evander Holyfield would beat a 1999 Lennox Lewis any day. This can be debated, but it's the way I see it.
Holyfield's two victories against a still young and dangerous Mike Tyson were monumental for his positioning on this list. Tyson still had plenty left at this point in his career but Holyfield had more and beat him down.
His two losses to Bowe make this race for number one close, but overall Holyfield was truly a warrior. He fought so many top tier heavyweights during the 90's and every fight he lost was a close battle.
Evander Holyfield: Greatest Heavyweight of the 90's.