Pernell Whitaker Bio: He was an former professional boxer from American. He has worked as a boxing trainer 1984 to 2001.
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|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|
Pernell Whitaker Biography
He was born on 2 January 1964 and died on 15 July 2019. He has died at the age of 55. Pernell has died Sunday night after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
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 Ángel Herrera Vera at the final of the World Championships 1982 but beat him four other 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, beating Luis Ortiz to obtain that medal.
Wife, Children, Personal Life
Pernell married Rovanda Anthony on 21 December 1985 in the boxing ring at the Virginia Beach Pavilion Convention Center.
The couple later divorced. They had four children together: Dominique, the late Pernell Jr., Dantavious, and Devon. Whitaker also had a daughter, Tiara, from a prior relationship.
In June 2002, Whitaker was convicted of cocaine possession after a judge found he violated the terms of a previous sentence by overdosing on cocaine in March.
Whitaker made national headlines after he evicted his mother, Novella Whitaker, out of the house he purchased for her shortly after he turned pro.
Apparently, back taxes were owed on the house and Pernell said that neither his mother nor his siblings, who also stayed in the house, were doing anything to help keep the house afloat financially.
Pernell’s lawyers said that he is not making the same kind of money as a trainer that he was as a boxer, and needed to sell off the home to satisfy the tax debt owed in order to prevent the property from being seized and put into foreclosure. Outside of the Virginia courtroom where the eviction proceedings took place, Whitaker called the ruling in his favor “a beautiful moment.
Death and Cause
Pernell Whitaker died Sunday night after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Whitaker was 55.