According to numerous media outlets, including TMZ, when of boxing‘s greatest talents–the legendary Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker–was killed Sunday night after he was struck by a car in Virginia Beach.
Whitaker, who was 55 years old, was given CPR when medical personal arrived on the accident scene, but unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and died.
Many people paid their respects to Whitaker on Monday via social media.
— Michael Vick (@MichaelVick) July 15, 2019
The best lightweight I ever saw passed away today. Yes, that includes Roberto Duran, Floyd Mayweather, Ike Williams, and anyone else you want to mention. RIP Pernell Whitaker.
— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) July 15, 2019
RIP Pernell Whitaker 😢. Rest up Champ. 🥊
— Freddie Gibbs Sr. (@FreddieGibbs) July 15, 2019
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) July 15, 2019
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