Pernell Whitaker Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Pernell Whitaker (Sweet Pea)

Last Updated: 26 Jul, 2023 | Views: 597

Age: 55

Profession: Boxer

Famous For: Olympic Gold Medalist Boxer

Pernell Whitaker Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
02 Jan, 1964 (55 Years 06 Months 12 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Sign



Died on
14 Jul, 2019

Pernell Whitaker Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Pernell Whitaker Sr. was a champion boxer from the United States who fought from 1984 to 2001. He later became a boxing trainer. He had won trophies at lightweight, welterweight, light welterweight, and light middleweight in addition to the uncontested lightweight title and the lineal lightweight and welterweight crowns. He was a four-weight champion of the world. Whitaker received the 1989 Fighter of the Year award from The Ring and the American Boxing Writers Association. With six successful title defences, he presently has the longest undisputed lightweight championship reign in boxing history. One of the best defensive boxers of all time is usually recognized as Whitaker.

In 1984: His amateur career was crowned with an Olympic gold medal after defeating Luis Ortiz.

In 1986: Whitaker beat former world champion Alfredo Layne in just his eleventh and twelfth professional bouts.

In 1990: Since Roberto Durán, he became the first undisputed lightweight champion in almost a decade when he defeated Juan Nazario in the opening round.

In 1992: His ascent to light welterweight was spearheaded by his victory over Colombian puncher Rafael Pineda in the IBF light welterweight title fight

In 1995: Whitaker defeated Scotland's Gary Jacobs to defend his WBC belt.

Achievements and Awards:

In 2002: Whitaker was listed as the 10th greatest fighter of the previous 80 years by The Ring.

In 2006: Along with Roberto Durán and Ricardo López, Whitaker was integrated into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

In 2010: Whitaker was recognized for their contributions to sports in southeast Virginia by being admitted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame.

Unknown Facts:

It is generally recognized that Whitaker is one of the greatest defensive boxers in history

Young Whitaker was affectionately called "Pete" by friends and family

Pernell Whitaker Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 168 cm
In Meters 1.68 m
In feet Inches 5'6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 155 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Pernell Whitaker Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Raymond Whitaker

Mother's Name
Novella Whitaker

Rovanda Anthony

Raymond, Jr.

Dominique Whitaker, Dontavious Whitaker


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