Most exciting, fan friendly fighters of the 90s

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  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Who would you say was the most consistently entertaining fighters from the 90s that was almost always in fun, exciting fights? Whether it be one sided or brutal wars, who was the very definition of a crowd pleaser in the ring back in the 90s?

    First guy to come to mind would be Kevin Kelley. He's been involved in so many wars and dramatic fights.
     
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  2. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    T. Norris
    Chavez
    Tszyu
    Barrera
    Morales
    Marquez
    We're a few of my favorites
     
  3. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Trinidad
    Gatti
    Holyfield
     
  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Kevin Kelley
    Evander Holyfield
    Daniel Zaragoza
    Jorge Paez
    Arturo Gatti
    Troy Dorsey
    Simon Brown
     
  5. Makingweight

    Makingweight Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Nigel Benn always came to fight, gunslingers attitude.
     
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  6. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Seeing all the fighters listed really makes me miss the 90s, being a Millennial myself. I was really young when those guy were fighting at that time but the 90s really was a great era for boxing.
     
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    Dynamicpuncher Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Mark Johnson
    Carl Thompson
    Angel Manfredy
    Johnny Tapia
     
  8. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

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    If you're gonna talk about straight up heart, my vote is evander Holyfield, Fernando vargas and Arturo Gatti. I'm keeping the list short, because there are many more that could make it, but imo this are the big 3. Known to take Wallops of physical damage to the body and the head. Evander the real deal Holyfield, ferocious Fernando vargas and Arturo (the human hilight reel) thunder Gatti.
     
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  9. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

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    Then you got the infamous: Oscar de la Hoya and sugar Shane Mosley. They have what is equal to nowadays bestest fighter resumes like Shawn porter, Gabe Rosado, clenelo Alvarez PLUS ten more extra years fighting all the top challengers. I believe Canelo is a throwback to guys like these (Oscar and sugar).
     
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  10. Fogger

    Fogger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Humberto "Chiquita" Gonzalez and Michael Carbajal, together and separately, were always exciting.
     
  11. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Nigel Benn (80s/90s)
     
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  12. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

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    I personally could watch Riddick Bowe fight all day
     
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  13. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

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    Razor Ruddock and Tommy Morrison were also fun to watch. As was Mercer. Heck, I loved watching Holmes and Foreman as well!
     
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  14. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    There's 1 fighter I always try to mention who got overlooked them his career cut short. He was the embodiment of an exciting fighter Zack Padilla.
    Compu box has never recovered from his fights.
     
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  15. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Can’t forget about Joichiro Tatsuyoshi. Japan’s version of Gatti.
     
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