VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (CNN) — Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, considered one of the greatest lightweight boxers of all time, died Sunday after he was hit by a vehicle in Virginia, police said.
I’m having a hard time dealing with this loss! Pernell was one of the best I’ve ever seen..of all the times I introduced him in the ring it was always best in Virginia Beach..he entered the ring w/a full college marching band once-oh god, it was spectacular! Love You Pete???????? pic.twitter.com/75bcS8V4ad
— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) July 15, 2019