Pernell Whitaker Profile/ Biography, DOB, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Wife, Net worth

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Pernell Whitaker (Sweet Pea)

Last Updated: 20 Sep, 2022 | Views: 91

Age: 55

Profession: Boxer

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
02 Jan, 1964
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
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Birth Sign
Died on
14 Jul, 2019

About Pernell Whitaker

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

Physical Stats

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
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Family Details

Father's Name
Raymond Whitaker
Mother's Name
Novella Whitaker
Rovanda Anthony
Raymond, Jr.
Dominique Whitaker, Dontavious Whitaker