Pernell Whitaker Boxer Dies at 55 After Being Hit by Vehicle

VIRGINA - DECEMBER 16,1989: Pernell Whitaker poses for a portrait with his belts in Virginia. (Photo by: The Ring Magazine via Getty Images)

Pernell Whitaker won a gold award at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and was enlisted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006

Fighter Pernell Whitaker, who won an Olympic gold award in 1984, has kicked the bucket in the wake of being struck by a vehicle in Virginia. He was 55.

Police got an approach Sunday at 10:04 p.m. neighbourhood time that there had been a mishap between a vehicle and a person on foot in Virginia Beach, experts said in a news discharge.

After landing at the scene, police saw that a grown-up male unfortunate casualty, who they proceeded to recognize as Whitaker, had been hit by the vehicle. Whitaker was articulated dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene with police.

As per police, an examination concerning the accident is as yet progressing, in spite of the fact that there is no additional data accessible right now.

Whitaker’s most youthful child Devon told the Virginian-Pilot that he was “stunned” to know about his dad’s passing.

“Despite everything I’m attempting to process everything that is going on. In any case, he was a cool person,” Devon, 23, told the paper on Monday morning. “I surmise he was wearing dull garments, the street was dim and the driver didn’t see him.”

Whitaker, nicknamed “Sweet Pea,” won title titles in four diverse weight classes all through his enriched vocation, and was named contender of the year by The Ring magazine in 1989.

He would proceed to speak to America in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, grabbing a gold award all the while.

In the wake of resigning from the game in 2001, he was accepted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006.

In spite of the fact that he may have hung up his very own boxing gloves, Whitaker went through six years functioning as a coach, as per the Virginian-Pilot.

He is made due by his five youngsters, TMZ revealed.




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