Pernell Whitaker Net Worth

Pernell Whitaker Net Worth


Net Worth: $5 Million
Born: January 2, 1964
Died: July 14, 2019
Country of Origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Professional Boxer
Last Updated: 2020

Introduction

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.

At his time of passing, Pernell Whitaker’s net worth was estimated to be $5 million.

Early Life

Pernell was born in Norfolk, Virginia on the 2nd of January, 1964. He had two siblings, a brother, Raymond, Jr., and a sister, Monique.

Pernell married Rovanda Anthony on December 21, 1985, in the boxing ring at the Virginia Beach Pavilion Convention Center. The couple later divorced.

Career

In just his eleventh and twelfth pro bouts, Whitaker defeated former world champion Alfredo Layne on in 1986, and former WBA and lineal Super Featherweight and WBC Light Welterweight titleholder Roger Mayweather on March 28, 1987.

In 1988, he challenged José Luis Ramírez for the WBC Lightweight title in Levallois, France. He suffered his first pro defeat when the judges awarded a split decision to Ramirez.

Whitaker trudged on, winning a decision over Greg Haugen for the IBF Lightweight title on February 18, 1989, becoming the first boxer to knock Haugen down by sending him to the mat in the sixth round.

In 1992, he began his ascent in weight, winning the IBF light welterweight title from Colombian puncher Rafael Pineda on July 18.

In his next fight on March 4, 1995, Whitaker added Julio César Vásquez’s WBA super welterweight title to his collection.

This was a history-making fight for Whitaker, as he became only the fourth fighter in history – joining Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Roberto Duran – to have won a legitimate world title in four different weight classes.

At his time of passing, Pernell Whitaker’s net worth was estimated to be $5 million.

Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Pernell Whitaker’s career:

  • Fighter of the Year (1989)
  • The Ring Ranked Him The Best Active Boxer (1993-1997)

Favorite Quotes from Pernell Whitaker

“That’s the name they gave me when I was about 9 years old. I was just in the boxing ring and I had on my boxing shoes “Sweet Pete” and they misquoted it and as “Sweet Pea” and I couldn’t get it changed out of the papers so I just went with it and ever since then it stuck and it stayed with me and I guess it just grew on me, but it started when I was 9 years old.” – Pernell Whitaker

“I had no favorite fighters. I had none, none whatsoever. Everybody liked Muhammad Ali. So he’s the greatest of all time but me personally, I have no particular one fighter that sticks out. I have my own style.” – Pernell Whitaker 

“I knew every time I stepped out there into that ring I gave 100% and every performance I put on showed something different and whatever it was, you guys used to call me a showboat and now you’re calling me the best pound-for-pound.” – Pernell Whitaker 

“Every fight that I ever had that had anything to do with controversy was controversial. It wasn’t just a couple, but a fight’s a fight. I don’t complain about them. I don’t look back at them.” – Pernell Whitaker 

“Chavez was a great fighter. He was a great, great fighter. When I competed against him it was big. That was one of the good fights of mine, that along with the other fifty.” – Pernell Whitaker



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