RIP Pernell Whitaker

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  1. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders NSB defector Full Member

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    He dodged the first 5 cars and got hit by the sixth. He wasn't a young man anymore you know...
     
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  2. nikrj

    nikrj Active Member Full Member

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    Terrible news! R.I.P. Sweet Pea
     
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  3. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hit by a car last night...they said that he was dead at the scene....R.I.P.
     
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  4. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The greatest fighter of the 1990s perhaps?

    I would make the case!
     
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  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Foot Fetish Enthusiast. Nuff Said. Full Member

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    Between him, Jones and a few others for me but he's definitely up there
     
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  6. JC40

    JC40 Boxing fan since 1972 Full Member

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    So would I.
    R.I.P great champion.
    Shattering news.
     
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  7. JC40

    JC40 Boxing fan since 1972 Full Member

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    Great post mate, I am two years younger than Pea so as ya said, its like part of our youth has died.
     
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  8. thanosone

    thanosone ESB CEO OF TANG Full Member

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  9. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I wrote that before I found out he was hit by a car. I should have deleted it it.
     
  10. Mendoza

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  11. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He kicked his own mother out of her house and made her homeless. She had to move in w other family. Karma comes around fast.
     
  12. channy

    channy Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yup.
    He even called it a "Great Day" when he got the eviction order on his own mother.

    Great fighter no doubt, but to buy your mother a home and then sell it to pay off your debts is low.
     
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  13. Arminius1

    Arminius1 Member Full Member

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    God bless Sweat Pea. Thank you for all your entertaining bouts, Pernell.
     
  14. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This is scary as I was nearly hit by a car (actually a jeep) about a month and a half ago. RIP.
     
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  15. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'd say it was a smart move to put the house in his name.

    It was always legally his house.

    He let her live there for 30 years.

    Other siblings were living there to, apparently as adults.

    This is the classic case of a guy makes it big from the ghetto, and his family leaches off him.
     
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