• Boxing Champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker Dead After Being Struck By Vehicle in Virginia

    1 month ago - By Essence

    The boxing community has lost a real one.
    Legendary four-division champion and Olympic gold-medal winning boxer, Pernell Whitaker died Sunday night after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to TMZ. The 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Whitaker, known famously as “Sweet Pea,” boxed for 17 years and held titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight. His claim to fame was defeating Luis Ortiz to win the gold medal for the United States at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. His career started at the early age of 9 and he had...
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  • Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Boxer Pernell Whitaker Dies at 55 After Being Hit by Vehicle

    Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Boxer Pernell Whitaker Dies at 55 After Being Hit by Vehicle

    1 month ago - By Celebrity Babies

    Boxer Pernell Whitaker, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1984, has died after being struck by a vehicle in Virginia. He was 55.
    Police received a call on Sunday at 10:04 p.m. local time that there had been an accident between a vehicle and a pedestrian in Virginia Beach, authorities said in a news release .
    Upon arriving at the scene, police saw that an adult male victim, who they went on to identify as Whitaker, had been hit by the vehicle. Whitaker was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene with police.
    According to police, an investigation into the...
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  • Pernell Whitaker Dead At 55, Boxing Legend Hit By Car

    1 month ago - By TMZ

    Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker was killed Sunday night after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach, TMZ Sports has learned. He was only 55. We're told officials received a call around 10:04 PM in response to an accident at the intersection...
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