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Pernell Whitaker boxer

Pernell Whitaker image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1984-11-15
Born 1964-01-02
Nationality USA
Residence Norfolk, Virginia, USA
bouts
46
won
40
lost
4
draw
1
bouts
46
won
40
lost
4
draw
1
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1984-11-15
Born 1964-01-02
Nationality USA
Residence Norfolk, Virginia, USA

As an amateur, Whitaker won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 1982 World Championships, followed by gold at the 1983 Pan American Games and 1984 Olympics. After his retirement in 2001, Whitaker returned to the sport as a trainer. In 2002, The Ring ranked him tenth in their list of "The 100 Greatest Fighters of the Last 80 Years". In 2006, Whitaker was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility.Whitaker had an extensive amateur boxing career, having started at the age of nine. He had 214 amateur fights, winning 201, 91 of them by knockouts, though he says that he has had up to 500 amateur fights. He lost to two-time Olympic Gold medalist Ángel Herrera Vera at the final of the World Championships 1982 but beat him four other times, notably in the final of the Pan American Games 1983 in Caracas. He crowned his amateur career with an Olympic Gold Medal in 1984.

As an amateur, Whitaker won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 1982 World Championships, followed by gold at the 1983 Pan American Games and 1984 Olympics. After his retirement in 2001, Whitaker returned to the sport as a trainer. In 2002, The Ring ranked him tenth in their list of "The 100 Greatest Fighters of the Last 80 Years". In 2006, Whitaker was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility.Whitaker had an extensive amateur boxing career, having started at the age of nine. He had 214 amateur fights, winning 201, 91 of them by knockouts, though he says that he has had up to 500 amateur fights. He lost to two-time Olympic Gold medalist Ángel Herrera Vera at the final of the World Championships 1982 but beat him four other times, notably in the final of the Pan American Games 1983 in Caracas. He crowned his amateur career with an Olympic Gold Medal in 1984.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 27, 2001 Carlos Bojorquez LWWWWD Caesars Tahoe, Stateline LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1999 Felix Trinidad WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1997 Andrey Pestryaev WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket
ND
April 12, 1997 Oscar De La Hoya WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 24, 1997 Diosbelys Hurtado WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 20, 1996 Wilfredo Rivera WWWWWL James Knight Convention Center, Miami World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 12, 1996 Wilfredo Rivera WWWWWW Atlantis Casino, Cupecoy Bay World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 18, 1995 Jake Rodriguez WWWLWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1995 Gary Jacobs WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 4, 1995 Julio Cesar Vasquez WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 1, 1994 James McGirt LWWWWW Scope Arena, Norfolk World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 9, 1994 Santos Cardona WWWWWW Scope Arena, Norfolk World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 10, 1993 Julio Cesar Chavez WWWWWW Alamodome, San Antonio World Boxing Council World Welterweight

DRAW
Majority decision
March 6, 1993 James McGirt WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 1992 Ben Baez LWWLLL Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach WIN
KO
July 18, 1992 Rafael Pineda WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 22, 1992 Jerry Smith LLWLWL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
Jan. 18, 1992 Harold Brazier WWWWWW Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 5, 1991 Jorge Paez DLWWDW Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

World Boxing Association World Lightweight

World Boxing Council World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 27, 1991 Poli Diaz WWWWWW Scope Arena, Norfolk International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

World Boxing Association World Lightweight

World Boxing Council World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 23, 1991 Anthony Jones WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

World Boxing Association World Lightweight

World Boxing Council World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 22, 1990 Benjie Marquez LWLLDL Palacio de los Deportes, Madrid WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 11, 1990 Juan Nazario WLWWWW Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

World Boxing Association World Lightweight

World Boxing Council World Lightweight

WIN
KO
May 19, 1990 Azumah Nelson WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

World Boxing Council World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 3, 1990 Freddie Pendleton WWWWLW Convention Hall, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

World Boxing Council World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 11, 1989 Martin Galvan WWLLLL Les Pyramides, Le Port-Marly WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1989 Jose Luis Ramirez WWWWLW Scope Arena, Norfolk International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

vacant World Boxing Council World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 30, 1989 Louie Lomeli WWWWWW Scope Arena, Norfolk International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 18, 1989 Greg Haugen WLWWWW The Coliseum, Hampton International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 2, 1988 Antonio Carter LWWLDL Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach WIN
Technical knockout
March 12, 1988 Jose Luis Ramirez WWWWWW Stade de Levallois, Levallois-Perret World Boxing Council World Lightweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Dec. 19, 1987 Davey Montana WLWLWL Paris WIN
Technical knockout
July 25, 1987 Miguel Santana WWLWDW Scope Arena, Norfolk NABF Lightweight

USBA Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1987 Jim Flores LLL Las Americas Arena, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
March 28, 1987 Roger Mayweather WWLWWW Scope Arena, Norfolk NABF Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 20, 1986 Alfredo Layne WWLWWL Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 9, 1986 Rafael Gandarilla WWLLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 16, 1986 Rafael Williams LWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 9, 1986 John Montes WWWWWL Coliseum, Hampton WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 12, 1985 Jesus De la Cruz WLLLLL Country Connection, Pasadena WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1985 Teddy Hatfield LWLLL The Omni, Atlanta WIN
KO
July 20, 1985 John Sinegal WLWWWW Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 1985 Nick Parker WWLWLW Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
Unanimous decision
March 13, 1985 Mike Golden WWLWLL Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1985 Danny Avery DWWLDL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 15, 1984 Farrain Comeaux WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout