American professional boxer Pernell Whitaker dies at age of 55 in a car accident
Pernell Whitaker Biography
Boxer Pernell Whitaker was born on 2 January 1964 in Norfolk, USA. He has died at the age of 55 in a car accident.
|Wiki / Bio|
|Birth Date||2 January 1964|
|Birth Place||Norfolk, Virginia, United States|
|Death Date||15 July 2019|
|Children||Pernell Whitaker Jr., Dantavious, Devon, Dominique|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
He was a four-weight world champion, having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight the undisputed lightweight title and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles.
Total fights: 46
Wins by KO: 17
No contests: 1
Rovanda Anthony Wedding
Pernell ‘Sweetpea’ Whitaker tied the knot with his ex-wife, Rovanda On December 21st, 1985 in a Boxing ring in the Norfolk area televised on ABC at 3 p.m. EST. The wedding took place in front of thousands of fans. In a 1985 article by UPI, Anthony said: “I always wanted a church wedding. But since we can’t seem to keep Pete out of the boxing ring, I guess this is the best place.”
The couple later divorced.
Rovanda Anthony Children
Rovanda and Whitaker had four children together: Dominique, the late Pernell Jr., Dantavious, and Devon. Whitaker also had a daughter, Tiara, from a prior relationship.
On 14th July 2019, Pernell was crossing the street in Virginia Beach, at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road, when he was struck by a vehicle. He ultimately died of injuries he’d sustained from the accident.
Whitaker, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries and died. Cops are investigating. Unclear if the driver of the car was arrested but he did stay on the scene to speak with police. It’s NOT a hit and run situation.
According to reports, Pernell Whitaker has died after being hit by a vehicle.
He was 55 years old. pic.twitter.com/5H643A6I7m
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) July 15, 2019