UnderGround Forums RIP "Sweet Pea" Pernell Whitaker

Edited: 7/15/19 9:21 AM
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Was hit by a car last night. 55 years old.





 












first to defeat Julio Cesar Chavez


7/15/19 9:24 AM
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Aww man...RIP, loved watching him back in the day. 

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Confirms that his Olympic gold medal was a dream come true and meant more than a pro fight career.


 

7/15/19 9:49 AM
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An all time great

7/15/19 9:52 AM
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RIP

7/15/19 10:00 AM
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Just read. Very tragic. A boxing savant.
7/15/19 10:02 AM
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RIP Champ

7/15/19 10:12 AM
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Loved watching him box; defensive wizard. RIP

7/15/19 10:18 AM
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My grandfather's favorite boxer, and the first defensive master I ever saw as a teen. RIP Sweetpea.
7/15/19 10:21 AM
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One of my all time favorites. Sad news

7/15/19 10:39 AM
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TFK_Al Neri -

One of my all time favorites. Sad news

Me too. I just saw this and came straight here. He was great. Damn. 

7/15/19 10:49 AM
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Wtf? Hit by a car? 

7/15/19 10:50 AM
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RIP
7/15/19 11:10 AM
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RIP

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TFK_HossPearson - 

Wtf? Hit by a car? 


At 10 PM. Might have been jogging, heard he was still in shape. Longest Unified Lightweight Champion Of All Time. Supposedly had over 500 amateur fights

7/15/19 11:26 AM
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Unreal. I just read it and came here to see if it was posted. 

 

RIP 

7/15/19 11:27 AM
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CRE -
TFK_HossPearson - 

Wtf? Hit by a car? 


At 10 PM. Might have been jogging, heard he was still in shape. Longest Unified Lightweight Champion Of All Time.

Said he was wearing all dark clothes.

7/15/19 11:29 AM
7/20/01
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so sad :(
https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/27195403/former-champion-whitaker-hit-car-dies

"The Virginia Beach Police Department said that the incident remains an active investigation but that Whitaker was apparently hit by a vehicle at around 10 p.m. Sunday when he was walking at an intersection.

"When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle. The victim succumbed to his injuries on the scene," Virginia Beach Police Department spokesman L.M. Bauder said in a statement. "The driver of the vehicle remained on scene with police.

..but to many he truly lost only twice, in the final two bouts of his career: a one-sided decision to a then-prime welterweight world titleholder Felix Trinidad and a fourth-round stoppage loss to Carlos Bojorquez when Whitaker suffered an arm injury"

(and god knows wtf was in felix' gloves)
7/15/19 11:31 AM
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Rest In Peace. Truly one of the all time p4p greats 

7/15/19 11:49 AM
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RIP Pernell. Thanks for the memories.
7/15/19 12:16 PM
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He got fucked in that Chavez decision.

7/15/19 12:17 PM
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RIP Sweet Pea

7/15/19 12:42 PM
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RIP

7/15/19 12:51 PM
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RIP loved watching him when I was young. Amazing boxer.

7/15/19 5:24 PM
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Rip