Pernell Whitaker
Nickname: Sweet Pea

Pernell Whitaker

Legend
Born Jan 02, 1964
Age 50
Height 5'6"
Reach 69"
Head Trainers Lou Duva George Benton
Stance Southpaw
Division Lightweight
Years Active 1984-97; 1999, 2001
Record 40 4 1
NC 1
KOs 17
KO% 36%

  Origin  

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

  Profile  

  Strengths  

Defense
Counterpunching
Speed
Foot Movement 
Ring Intelligence 

  Facts  

Nickname: As a youngster, Whitaker was known to friends and family as "Pete. Fans in his hometown of Norfolk used to serenade him with chants of "Sweet Pete." This was misinterpreted by a local sportswriter as "Sweet Pea", and when this erroneous report came out in the local newspaper, the new nickname stuck.

Whitaker also became the new head trainer of former undisputed welterweight champion Zab Judah.

Ended Julio Cesar Chavez's win streak at 87 by getting a highly controversial draw in a fight many believe Whitaker dominated.

  Major World Titles  

IBF Lightweight
1989-92

WBC Lightweight
1989-92

Ring Magazine Lightweight
1990-92

WBA Lightweight
1990 - 92

IBF Light Welterweight
1992 - 93

WBC Welterweight
1993 - 97

WBA Light Middleweight
1995

  Significant Wins  

UD 12 Roger Mayweather - 1987
UD 12 Greg Haugen - 1989
UD 12 Jose Luis Ramirez - 1989
UD 12 Azumah Nelson - 1990
UD 12 Anthony Jones - 1991
UD 10 Harold Brazier - 1992
UD 10 Rafael Pineda - 1993
UD 12 James McGirt - 1993
Draw 12 Julio Cesar Chavez - 1993
UD 12 James McGirt -1994
UD 12 Julio Cesar Vasquez - 1995
UD 12 Wilfredo Rivera - 1996
TKO 11 Diosbelys Hurtado - 1997

  Significant Loses  

UD 12 Oscar De La Hoya -1997 *
SD 12 Jose Luis Ramirez - 1988 *

* Controversial 

 

  Fighter Video  

Pernell WHITAKER - The Art of Defensive Boxing

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