On July 14, 2019, Pernell Whitaker died at 55.
Cause of death: He got hit by a vehicle.
Pernell Whitaker was crossing the street in Virginia Beach, at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle.
Pernell Whitaker was an American professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001, and subsequently worked as a boxing trainer.
He was a four-weight world champion, having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight; the undisputed lightweight title; and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles.
He currently holds the longest unified lightweight championship reign in boxing history at 6 title defenses.
Pernell Whitaker is generally regarded as one of the greatest defensive boxers of all-time.
Professional boxing record
- By knockout
- By decision
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