BOXING

Boxer, Pernell Whitaker, Dies in Tragic Accident

Retired Hall of Fame boxer, Pernell Whitaker will be missed.

Photo courtesy of Independent.co.uk

Sunday night, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker was pronounced dead at the scene of an automobile accident. According to The Virginian-Pilot, Whitaker was struck by a car while crossing the road in Virginia Beach.

The article states that the driver remained on the scene after the horrible accident, and a quote from his son, Devon Whitaker revealed his father was wearing all black, probably making it hard to be seen.

Whitaker, 55, made quite the footprint on the boxing world. He had taken the title in four different weight classes and in 1994 he won a gold medal in the Olympics. After retiring in 2001, he did a little training and then would drop by the gym in Virginia and speak to kids from time to time.

His son said he was a “cool guy.”

Our family here at BIGPLAY, send our love to the Whitaker family during this difficult time.

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

3 days ago

BIGPLAY

The Adams Family (E148) | #JamalAdams | #oriolesdraft | #newlookterps | #TheRundown ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

BIGPLAY

Wrap up your #memorialday with us, LIVE W/ @Kato_Kaelin! Presented by @Shacknews! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

BIGPLAY

Great chat with @Indians infielder Mike Freeman! ⤵️

Full interview at @BIGPLAYReflog on Twitter.
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

BIGPLAY

Corona Still Sucks (E147) | #RavensFlock | #Orioles | #terps | #TheRundown ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

BIGPLAY

LIVE w/ Cleveland's favorite utility infielder @MikeBFree5! We may ask him to pitch tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

BIGPLAY

Live Stream Q&A (E146) | #RavensFlock | #Orioles | #Terps | #TheRundown ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

BIGPLAY

Missed our live interview w/ Cleveland Browns 2nd yr LB Mack Wilson?

Mack had us running thru a wall after this one.
Check out the replay on BIGPLAY FB, Twitter, Youtube and audio only on wherever you listen to pods at BIGPLAY REFLOG.

Appreciate the time 5-1!
... See MoreSee Less

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

To Top