Pernell Whitaker: Inclined world champion boxer nicknamed ‘Sweet Pea’ dies in accident

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Pernell Whitaker: Inclined world champion boxer nicknamed ‘Sweet Pea’ dies in accident
Whitaker (left) suffered Four defeats in his expert profession – a form of came towards Felix Trinidad in 1999

Inclined world champion Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker has died after being hit by a automobile within the US, police beget mentioned.

The fifty five-year-outmoded, who won gold on the Olympics in 1984, became as soon as pronounced unimaginative in Virginia on Sunday night time.

Whitaker became as soon as an world champion in Four divisions – WBC light-weight, IBF light welterweight, WBC welterweight and WBA light middleweight.

The American retired in 2001 earlier than working as a trainer.

He fought as a expert 46 times, a hit forty of those bouts – 17 by knockout.

Floyd Mayweather shared a image taken precise a day earlier than Whitaker’s demise
Mike Tyson became as soon as one amongst many from the boxing world to pay tribute on social media
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman also added his tribute on Twitter