RIP Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker

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  1. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    TMZ saying Pernell was hit by a car and killed? Anyone else hear this?!
     
  2. jmashyaka

    jmashyaka Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ahhh that’s crazy if it’s true, one of the best fighters to lace them up imo.
     
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  3. asero

    asero Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    hope this is not true
    But I seen it on twitter
     
  4. Boon

    Boon Active Member Full Member

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    I grew up watching his fights on YouTube. I was a huge fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and that led me to Sweet Pea. Who can forget those 2 robberies in which he beat ODLH and Julio César Chávez. A P4P number 1 for a few years in the 90's and a history of being avoided. Truly, an all-time great and P4P great defensive and elusive ringmaster.

    May he rest in peace. Ameen.
     
  5. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was hit by a car apparently. Can't believe one of the finest boxers of recent times has passed. RIP Sweet Pea, the original Matrix boxer.
     
  6. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Saw the TMZ report, they usually are in the know before anyone else. A horrible tragedy
     
  7. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood Mean Hrgovic Full Member

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    Damn it! Tragic. RIP Sweet Pea!
     
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  8. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    **** that's horrible...................May he rest in peace.
     
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  9. split_decision

    split_decision Boxing Addict Full Member

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    One of the greatest of all time, a true legend. RIP Sweet Pea
     
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  10. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes, it's true.
    "...
    A family member confirmed to News 3 that the Olympic gold medal winner and four-weight world champion was killed in the 10 p.m., crash.
    Police said the driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck Whitaker stayed at the scene and is cooperating with officers.
    ..."
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  11. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Wtf
    Gutted
    R I P
    One of the greats
     
  12. Zakman

    Zakman ESB's Chinchecker Full Member

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    RIP. One of the greatest ever. A true sweet scientist!
     
  13. RealDeal

    RealDeal Active Member Full Member

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    So he was hit while on foot or he was in another vehicle?
     
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  14. POTUS

    POTUS Snickers R Healthy & Delicious. Full Member

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    Sweet pea was always one of my favorites, this is not fair.

    Sorry for venting but you've had loved ones hurt from cars or even seen tragedies in your community it can be very hard.

    I just always think there has to be better solution.
     
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  15. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Best defensive fighter in my lifetime. Rip Champ
     
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