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Profession: Professional Boxer

Date of Birth: Jan 2, 1964

Height: 1.68 m

Weight: 70.31 kg

Ethnicity: African American

Country: United States of America

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Pernell Whitaker is a retired professional boxer and is now a professional boxing trainer with the net worth of $5 million. Pernell Whitaker has earned his net worth through his years in the boxing profession and has earned himself the titles of IBF Light Welter weight Champion, WBC, WBA, and IBF Lightweight Champion, WBA Light Middleweight Champion, WBC Welterweight Champion and NABF Lightweight Champion, and was named Fighter of the Year in 1989 by Ring Magazine, and BWAA Fighter of the Year in 1989 and 1993. He won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1984. Whitaker is best known for his defensive skills and began his boxing career at the early age of nine, and during his amateur years was known as "Sweet Pete," which was later changed to "Sweet Pea." After retiring from boxing, Whitaker has become a professional boxing trainer and has trained boxers like Dorin Spivey, Joel Julio, Calvin Brock, and is the head trainer for Zab Judah. Pernell (Sweet Pea) Whitaker was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1964, he was married to Rovanda Whitaker which resulted in a divorce. They have four children, Pernell Jr, Devon, Dominique, and Dantavious. Pernell Whitaker has won 40 out of 46 professional fights and 17 of them were wins by KO. In his amateur career he has won 201 out of 214, with 91 by KO's.
Pernell Whitaker (born January 2, 1964 in Norfolk, Virginia), nicknamed "Sweet Pea," is a professional boxing trainer and retired American professional boxer. Whitaker was the lightweight silver medalist at the 1982 World Championships, followed by the gold medalist at the 1983 Pan American Games and the 1984 Olympics. Whitaker then embarked on a pro career in which he became world champion in four different weight divisions. During his career, he fought world champions such as Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya and Felix Trinidad. For his achievements, he was named the 1989 Fighter of the year by Ring Magazine.
Whitaker is also a former WBA Light Middleweight Champion, WBC Welterweight Champion, IBF Light Welterweight Champion, WBC, WBA & IBF Lightweight Champion and NABF Lightweight Champion.
After his retirement, Whitaker returned into the world of boxing as a trainer. Among his trained boxers are Zab Judah, Dorin Spivey, Joel Julio and Calvin Brock. In 2002, Ring Magazine ranked him at number 10 in their list of 'The 100 Greatest Fighters of the Last 80 Years.' On December 7, 2006, Whitaker was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility.
Whitaker was known for his outstanding defensive skills and for being a strong counterpuncher. He was not an over-powering hitter on offense but applied a steady attack while, at the same time, being extremely slippery and difficult to hit with a solid blow.
Whitaker had an extensive amateur boxing career, having started at the age of nine. He had 214 amateur fights, winning 201, 91 of them by knockouts, though he says that he has had up to 500 amateur fights. He lost to two-time Olympic Gold medalist Angel Herrera Vera at the final of the World Championships 1982 but beat him four times, notably in the final of the Pan American Games 1983 in Caracas. He crowned his amateur career with an Olympic Gold Medal in 1984.
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