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Pernell Whitaker Dies At The Age Of 55 In A Car Accident

News by Krijana Duwal Published on 18 Jul,2019

American Professional Legendary Boxer Pernell Whitaker Died On 14th July, Sunday, In A Car Accident In Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Pernell Whitaker died on 14th July, Sunday.
  • Pernell died in a car accident in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • Pernell was 55 years old.
  • Pernell was active in the boxing field for around seventeen years.
  • Pernell started his boxing career at the age of nine.
  • Pernell still holds the longest unified lightweight championship reign with six loses.

Pernell Whitaker, better known as a legendary four-division champion and Olympic gold-medal winning boxer, died on 14th July, Sunday night, at the age of 55. He was hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pernell was active in the boxing field for around seventeen years winning titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight. He came into the spotlight for defeating Luis Ortiz and won the gold medal for the United States at 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

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Pernell, who is also known as Sweet Pea, started his boxing career at the age of nine and had an extensive amateur career. He was known as the best defensive fighters of all-time.

Pernell was named Fighter of the Year by Ring Magazine in 1989 and was a member of International Boxing Hall of Fame still holds the longest unified lightweight championship reign with six loses.

Celebrities from the sports field paid tribute to Pernell on the social media; and some of them are Floyd Mayweather, Michael Vick, Earvin Magic Johnson, Eddie Hearn, Terence Crawford, Lou DiBella, Gervonta Davis, and many others.

 
 
 
 
 
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After retirement, Pernell began training fighters; most famous Calvin Brock and Zab Judah.

 

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