Pernell Whitaker listens to the judges’ decision following his title fight with Mexico’s Julio Cesar Chavez in San Antonio, Texas in 1993. Photo: AFP

Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker dead at 55

  • Four-weight world champion was involved in a fatal traffic accident in Virginia
  • Whitaker was regarded one of the gifted fighters of his generation, winning gold in LA
Topic |   Welterweight/middleweight boxing

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Pernell Whitaker listens to the judges’ decision following his title fight with Mexico’s Julio Cesar Chavez in San Antonio, Texas in 1993. Photo: AFP
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