Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker dead at 55

Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker was killed Sunday night, according to reports.

He reportedly died from his injuries after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach.

Police are investigating the crash.

He was 55.

During his nearly career, Whitaker held the lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight titles.

He won a gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006.

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