Best I Faced: Pernell Whitaker

Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of The Ring. Pernell Whitaker was a southpaw version of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Before Mayweather, a defensive wizard who was almost impossible to hit. As a result, he was almost impossible to beat. Whitaker burst onto the scene as a member of the gifted... Continue Reading →

The Ring Archives: Remembering Pernell Whitaker

The news of Pernell Whitaker’s untimely death hit hardcore boxing fans hard, especially those who came of age watching the 1984 Olympic gold medalist dazzle the best of the best with sublime boxing skill during the late 1980s and throughout the ’90s. Whitaker, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007,... Continue Reading →

Pernell Whitaker passes away at 55

Former four-weight world champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker has passed away after being struck by a car at Virginia Beach on Sunday. He was 55. The tragic news was revealed on Monday with scores of tributes from the boxing community pouring into social media sites. After winning gold at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics, the... Continue Reading →

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