I’m a huge boxing fan and it saddens me to hear the news of one of Boxing’s GREAT legend “Sweet Pea” Whitaker was killed Sunday night after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach. TMZ reports when cops arrived, they located the man who had been hit by a vehicle who was in really bad shape. Sources revealed the injured man was identified as Pernell Whitaker. Emergency medical personnel at the scene tried to resuscitate Whitaker even performing CPR on him but unfortunately, Whitaker succumbed to his injuries and died.
There is a pending investigation and it is unclear if the driver was arrested. Whitaker is survived by his 5 children. May he RIP and family find comfort thur this difficult time.
Here is a little background of Parnell “sweet pea” Whitaker of why in my opinion he was a beast in the ring! He won world titles at 4 different weights! (lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight) His career stemmed from 1984-2001 with an amazing 40-4-1 record including 17 ko’s, He won a gold medal in the 84 olympics and from 1993 to 1997 he was considered the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
He fought every boxer with a name to make a name for himself… 2 of the fights that I remember is Oscar De La Hoya vs Whitaker– Whitaker lost that one and Cesar Chavez vs Sweet Pea Whitaker– that fight was a draw many thought he was ROBBED from both of those fights. Boxing hasn’t been the same in a long time but from Roy Jones Jr to Mayweather over the weekend they tweeted their condolences and remembered The Great Parnell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker… RIP