Pernell Whitaker (born January 2, 1964) is an American Boxer from Norfolk, USA. He was a four-weight best boxers on the planet, having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight; the undisputed lightweight title; and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles.
Whitaker named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine in 1989. In addition to this, the Boxing Writers Association of America also praised his talent. From 1993 to 1997, The Ring positioned him as the best dynamic fighter on the planet.
Whitaker remembered as one of the best cautious fighters of all-time. However, he lost his life in a road accident at Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road intersection point in Virginia on July 14, 2019.
Early Life, Parents & Profile
Pernell Whitaker was born on the 2nd of January 1964 in Norfolk, Virginia (USA). His age is 55 years old, as in 2019. He is the son of Raymond Whitaker (father) and Novella Whitaker (mother).
At the age of 9, he started boxing. He faced more than 214 fights and almost 201.
Personal Affairs, Spouse & Children
Pernell and Rovanda Anthony married on December 21, 1985, at the Virginia Beach Pavilion Convention Center. On the other hand, he enjoyed his fatherhood with his four sons Devon Whitaker, Dominique Whitaker, Pernell Whitaker Jr., and Dantavious Whitaker.
Though, he divorced from his spouse. Pernell Whitaker’s daughter named Tiara Whitaker from his previous relationship.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Pernell Whitaker.|
|Profession||Former Boxer & Coach.|
|Famous for||Died in a road accident in Virginia on July 14, 2019.|
|Age (As of 2019)||55 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 2, 1964.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Norfolk, Virginia (USA).|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Date of Death||July 14, 2019.|
|Place||Boulevard and Baker Road intersection point, Virginia, USA.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Capricorn.|
|House In||Virginia, USA.|
|Awards||1. Silver Medal in World Championship (1982).
2. Gold Medal World Championship (1983).
3. Gold Medal in 1984 LA Olympic Games.
4. Inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
5. Ranked as the Active Boxer by the "The Ring Magazine".
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 70 Kg.
Pounds: 154 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||42-32-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||8.|
|Parents||Father: Raymond Whitaker.
Mother: Novella Whitaker.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||Divorced (Married Once).|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Rovanda Anthony.|
|Son||Devon Whitaker, Dominique Whitaker, Pernell Whitaker Jr., and Dantavious Whitaker.|
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||High School in Norfolk.|
|Alma Mater.||Will update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Emma Watson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||London.|
|Love to do||Traveling & Playing soccer.|
|Favorite Food||Cake & Chocolates.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$100K USD.|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
|Mobile or Phone Number||--|
|Home Details||House location in Virginia, USA.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Pernell Whitaker
- Biography: In the beginning, he won a silver award in the lightweight division World Championships (1982).
- Pernell got the gold at the 1983 Pan American Games.
- He bagged the gold medal in 1984 Olympics games too.
- He retired in 2001 and then became a professional coach.
- In 2006, Whitaker enlisted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in his first year of qualification.
- “The Ring” also honored him as the “100 Greatest Fighters in the Last 80 Years”.
- Physical Measurements: Pernell Whitaker’s height stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall (168 in cm). The former boxer body weight is 70 Kg (154 in-lbs).
- He has the record to win 6 defense titles in the history.
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- Moreover, Whitaker played around 46 fights as a professional and won 40.
- He is known for his excellent defensive skills in the boxing skill. He was a counterpuncher but not a hard puncher.
- As a trainer, he guided the young boxer named Joel Julio.
- However, he convicted for taking cocaine in 2002.
- In February 2014, he was in headlines when he evicted his mom from his house. However, his financial condition was not good at that time. He sold his Virginia house to pay off the taxes.