Originally Posted by TBooze
IMO he was the standout Icon of the 90s...
He was perhaps the last 'American superstar boxer' to be a worldwide name amongst general sports fans. His only rival to the crown (Jones) suffers though his inability to put the names of his resume like de la Hoya did.
On top of all this, from a distance it seemed de la Hoya, along with Chavez, started the 'mainstream' Latino revolution in boxing in the USA.
Icon? This is meant to be a poll based on ability isn't it? Not how many magazines he appeared on the cover of. Is Beckham the 'best' footballer of the 1990s too? There's only two contenders for me: Jones or Whitaker.