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[[Image:Ibhof-logo.jpg|thumb|right|Class of 2007<br>Modern Category<br>Hall of Fame bio:[http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/whitaker.html click]]]
 
[[Image:Ibhof-logo.jpg|thumb|right|Class of 2007<br>Modern Category<br>Hall of Fame bio:[http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/whitaker.html click]]]
 
[[File:WBHF Logo.jpg|right|thumb|200px|World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee]]  
 
[[File:WBHF Logo.jpg|right|thumb|200px|World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee]]  
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'''[[:Category:Pernell Whitaker Gallery|Pernell Whitaker Photo Gallery]]'''
 
'''[[:Category:Pernell Whitaker Gallery|Pernell Whitaker Photo Gallery]]'''
*At the present moment is Zab Juda's trainer
 
 
  
 
==Amateur Achievements==
 
==Amateur Achievements==
 
[[Image:Whitaker 84.jpg|right|thumb|<center>1984 Los Angeles Olympics</center>]]
 
[[Image:Whitaker 84.jpg|right|thumb|<center>1984 Los Angeles Olympics</center>]]
 
*Amateur Record: 201-14
 
*Amateur Record: 201-14
*1982 National AAU Lightweight Champion in the spring. Results:
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*1982 National AAU Lightweight Champion. Results:
**[[Derrick Hudson]] W 3  
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**[[Derrick Hudson]] W 3 (5-0)
 
**[[Robert Montoya]] KO 1
 
**[[Robert Montoya]] KO 1
**[[Frankie Randall]] W 3
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**[[Frankie Randall]] W 3 (4-1)
**[[Ray Ordonio]] W 3
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**[[Ray Ordonio]] W 3 (5-0)
**[[Joey Belinc]] W 3
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**[[Joey Belinc]] W 3 (5-0)
*Lightweight Silver Medalist at the 1982 World Championships. Results:
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*Lightweight Silver Medalist for the United States at the 1982 World Championships in Munich, Germany. Results:
**[[Ismaldi Pineda]] W 3
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**[[Ismaldi Pineda]] (Colombia) W 3 (5-0)
**[[Christopher Ossai]] W 3
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**[[Christopher Ossai]] (Nigeria) W 3 (3-2)
**[[Hussein Khalili]] W 3
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**[[Hussein Khalili]] (Kenya) W 3 (5-0)
**[[Milivoj Labudovic]] W 3
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**[[Milivoj Labudovic]] (Yugoslavia) W 3 (5-0)
**[[Angel Herrera]] L 3
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**[[Angel Herrera]] (Cuba) L 3 (2-3)
*Lightweight Gold Medalist at the 1983 Pan American Games. Results:
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*Lightweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracus, Venezuela. Results:
**[[Kenworth Minus]] KO 1
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**[[Kenworth Minus]] (Cuba) KO 1
**[[Angel Beltre]] W 3
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**[[Angel Beltre]] (Dominican Republic) W 3 (3-2)
**[[Angel Herrera]] W 3  
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**[[Angel Herrera]] (Cuba) W 3 (5-0)
*Lightweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the 1984 [[Olympics]] in Los Angeles. Results:
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*Lightweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the 1984 [[Olympics]] in Los Angeles, California. Results:
 
**1st round bye
 
**1st round bye
**Defeated [[Adolfo Mendez]] (Nicaragua) 5-0
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**[[Adolfo Mendez]] (Nicaragua) W 3 (5-0)
**Defeated [[Geoffrey Nyeko]] (Uganda) 5-0
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**[[Geoffrey Nyeko]] (Uganda) W 3 (5-0)
**Defeated [[Reiner Gies]] (West Germany) 5-0
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**[[Reiner Gies]] (West Germany) W 3 (5-0)
**Defeated [[Chun Chil-Sung]] (South Korea) 5-0
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**[[Chun Chil-Sung]] (South Korea) W (5-0)
**Defeated [[Luis Ortiz]] (Puerto Rico) RSC 2
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**[[Luis Ortiz]] (Puerto Rico) KO 2
  
 
==Awards & Recognition==
 
==Awards & Recognition==
*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] for 1989.
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*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] and the [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year]] for 1989.
*Inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2007 and into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] the following year.
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*Named the [[Division-By-Division - The Greatest Fighters of All-Time|3rd greatest lightweight of all-time]] in the [[:Ring Magazine: September 2001|September 2001]] issue of [[The Ring Magazine]].
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*Inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2007 and the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2008.
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==Trivia==
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*Whitaker is often called Pete by his family and friends. When he was an amateur, they would chant "Sweet Pete" during his bouts. A local newspaper reporter misheard the chant and wrote that the crowd was chanting "Sweet Pea." After it appeared in the newspaper, the "Sweet Pea" nickname stuck.
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*Whitaker trained [[Zab Judah]] for his fights with [[Kaizer Mabuza]] and [[Amir Khan]].
  
 
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Revision as of 14:51, 27 January 2013

WhitakerPhoto.JPG
Class of 2007
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Pernell Whitaker
Alias: Sweet Pea
Born: 1964-01-02
Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 6″   /   168cm
Reach: 69″   /   175cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Shelly Finkel
Trainers: George Benton and Lou Duva

Pernell Whitaker Photo Gallery

Amateur Achievements

1984 Los Angeles Olympics

Awards & Recognition

Trivia

  • Whitaker is often called Pete by his family and friends. When he was an amateur, they would chant "Sweet Pete" during his bouts. A local newspaper reporter misheard the chant and wrote that the crowd was chanting "Sweet Pea." After it appeared in the newspaper, the "Sweet Pea" nickname stuck.
  • Whitaker trained Zab Judah for his fights with Kaizer Mabuza and Amir Khan.


Preceded by:
Greg Haugen
IBF Lightweight Champion
1989 Feb 18 – 1992
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Freddie Pendleton
Preceded by:
Julio Cesar Chavez
Vacated
WBC Lightweight Champion
1989 Aug 20 – 1992
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Miguel Angel Gonzalez
Preceded by:
Juan Nazario
WBA Lightweight Champion
1990 Aug 11 – 1992
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Joey Gamache
Preceded by:
Rafael Pineda
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
1992 Jul 18 – 1993
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Charles Murray
Preceded by:
James (Buddy) McGirt
WBC Welterweight Champion
1993 Mar 6 – 1997 Apr 12
Succeeded by:
Oscar De La Hoya
Preceded by:
Julio Cesar Vasquez
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
1995 Mar 4 – 1995
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Carl Daniels