A former boxer, Olympic champion Pernell Whitaker died in a car accident in the city of Virginia beach (Virginia, USA), announced on 14 July the police of the city.
The incident occurred on Sunday night. The athlete was hit by a car, he died at the scene from his injuries. The driver who was driving the car remained at the scene and waited for the police.
Whitaker at the time of death was 55 years. In 1984, the athlete won the gold medal at the Olympic games in Los Angeles in easy weight category. He was also the silver medalist of world Boxing Championship in 1982 and winner of the pan-American games of 1983. In professional Boxing, he became the champion in the lightweight, Welterweight, Welterweight and light Middleweight.
Whitaker is considered one of the strongest in the history of boxers who practice the protective fighting style, notes Cbssports.
After his sports career in 2001, he began training boxers. Whitaker coached contenders for the title in the heavyweight Calvin Brock and former Welterweight champion Zab Judah of.
In connection with the death of an athlete expressed condolences in Instagram American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.
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R I P champ, one of the best fighters to ever do it. This photo was taken 7/13/19.
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