UnderGround Forums HW boxing, 90's vs 2010's.

Edited: 5/21/20 9:51 AM
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Take the top 15 HW boxers of the 90's.... ranked, each on their best day. Then do the same with the HW boxers of 2010-2020.

#1 will be boxing #1, #2 vs #2 etc....

Team 90's vs Team 10's.

Each team earns 6 points for a KO or TKO, 3 points for a SD or UD, no points for a draw.

Who wins the dual meet and what do you see the final score being?

I can't rank the teams but I have to assume Bowe, Holyfield, Tyson, Lewis, Mercer, Tua, Moorer, Golota, Rahman, Briggs all make the 90's team. If Foreman makes the list its his best day from the 90's.... not his best day eva.

I guess you would have to include Vitali in the 90's as well because he was a champ and ranked by Ring magazine by the end of the 90's.

 

5/21/20 11:39 AM
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There is some overlap but the 90s were better for sure. Maybe even better than the 20s as well. I couldnt even make a list of the 10s. The Klitschko's and then everyone else. You would have guys like valuev in there 

5/21/20 1:44 PM
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I Think the 90s beats the tenners. 

5/21/20 2:20 PM
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90s.


Prime Bowe, Lewis, Holyfield.

Ibeabuchi's entire career.


Tommy Morrison.
David Tua.

Old Man Foreman.


90s Tyson was a shadow of his former self -- yet still dangerous enough to beat most HWs.


It was a solid decade.


5/23/20 2:09 AM
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There are atleast 10 heavyweights from the 90's that could compete with the top 3 oe 4 from 2010's or 20's.

5/23/20 8:44 AM
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I'm just gonna point out almost every generations of fans in boxing ALWAYS think previous generations of boxers were superior. That being said i also think 90s boxers win it easy.

5/23/20 4:56 PM
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Pretty sure thread will be unanimous.
5/23/20 5:16 PM
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But but... Deontay Wilder and Klitsco have a higher ko percentage than Mike Tyson and they are bigger. That has to mean they are better. 

5/23/20 5:24 PM
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floofy -

I'm just gonna point out almost every generations of fans in boxing ALWAYS think previous generations of boxers were superior. That being said i also think 90s boxers win it easy.

I'd bet an old penny that gentleman James J Corbett, James J Jefferies and Robert Fitzsimmens beat all of 90s fighters. 1 old penny is worth a small fortune today don't ya know. 

5/23/20 6:15 PM
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I think Tyson fury does good against any of them besides Lennox 

5/23/20 6:34 PM
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All those you mentioned in the OP I’d favour to beat Joshua & Wilder, with maybe the exception of Tua, and possibly Golota. Wilder might get lucky and catch those guys and Briggs, but I doubt it. Fury belongs on the list with the best of the 90s, no other current HW does