Greatest Boxers of the 1990s
His boxing hall of fame career began in 1996, and what a beginning it was. In his first 12 bouts in 2 years, he won them all and only 2 that went the distance (Reggie Sanders and Larry o' Shields). It only set up a historic 1998 for him. After going 17-0 he got his first title shot against Genaro Hernandez for the W B C Super Flyweight Championship. He knocked Hernandez out in Round 8 to become the new champion, his victory capped a historic 1998 that earned Mayweather Jr. The Ring Magazine fighter of the year, and the International Boxing Award fighter of the year.
Greatest of all time
I picked Foreman because of one unforgettable night in front of a global worldwide TV audience on November 4 1994. On that night in Las Vegas, Nevada USA he knocked a very good fighter and a great champion in his own right Michael Moorer in Round 10 and became the WBA and IBF Heavyweight Champion at age 45. That bout would put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Here's a guy who's underrated, but on April 22, 1994 he became a legend by defeating Evander Holyfield to become heavyweight champion. Moorer is also a class act and a nice guy.
Virgil's boxing career consists of 2 reigns as WBA Light Heavyweight Champion, and an IBF Light Heavyweight Champion. Among his victories in the 90s include 2 wins over Frank Tate, Tyrone Frazier and a close win over Fabrice Tiozzo.