Pernell Whitaker Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography, Family & More

Pernell Whitaker

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 Biography

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 Whitaker Wife & 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

Pernell Whitaker Age, Height & Weight

Real Full Birth NamePernell Whitaker.
Nick namePernell.
ProfessionFormer Boxer & Coach.
Famous forDied in a road accident in Virginia on July 14, 2019.
Age (As of 2019)55 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayJanuary 2, 1964.
Birthplace/HometownNorfolk, Virginia (USA).
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
EthnicityMultiracial Descent.
Date of DeathJuly 14, 2019.
CauseRoad Accident.
PlaceBoulevard and Baker Road intersection point, Virginia, USA.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)Capricorn.
House InVirginia, USA.
Awards1. 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 StatsInstagram: NA.
Twitter: --
Facebook: --
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
WeightKilograms: 70 Kg.
Pounds: 154 lbs.
Biceps Size13.
Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)42-32-35.
Shoe Size (UK)8.
Tattoo details?NA.
Eye ColorBlack.
Hair ColorBlack.
ParentsFather: Raymond Whitaker.
Mother: Novella Whitaker.
Famous RelativesGrandparents:
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusDivorced (Married Once).
Dating History?Unknown.
GirlfriendNot Known.
Wife/Spouse NameRovanda Anthony.
SonDevon Whitaker, Dominique Whitaker, Pernell Whitaker Jr., and Dantavious Whitaker.
DaughterTiara Whitaker.
Highest QualificationHigh School Graduate.
SchoolHigh School in Norfolk.
Alma Mater.Will update.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite CelebritiesActor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Emma Watson.
Dream Holiday DestinationLondon.
Favorite ColorBrown.
Love to doTraveling & Playing soccer.
Favorite FoodCake & Chocolates.
Net worth (approx.)$100K USD.
Salary, Income & Earnings--
Contact Details
Mobile or Phone Number--
Office AddressNA.
Official WebsiteNone.
Home DetailsHouse location in Virginia, USA.
Email AddressNot found.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Pernell Whitaker

Pernell Whitaker Awards & Controversy

  • 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.



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