Boxing-Former world champion Whitaker dies after being hit in Virginia

FILE PHOTO: Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker, head trainer for IBF junior welterweight champion Zab Judah of New York, speaks during a news conference at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/File Photo

Former U.S. world champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker has died after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to police. He was 55.Whitaker was a world champion in four divisions – WBC lightweight, IBF light welterweight, WBC welterweight and WBA light middleweight. He retired in 2001 after compiling a 40-4-1 record including […]

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