Quick Note

Unfortunately, the fight scheduled for June 23rd in Fort Smith, Arkansas was canceled. Still looking forward to the next bout! I will keep you posted. The following pic is of me with Hall of Fame boxer "Sweet Pea" Whitaker.

Pernell Whitaker (born January 2, 1964), nicknamed "Sweet Pea", is a retired professional boxer, among the greatest of all-time. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Whitaker was the lightweight silver medalist at the 1982 World Championships, followed by the gold medal at the 1983 Pan American Gamesand the 1984 Olympics. He then embarked on a pro career in which he became world champion in four different weight divisions. Whitaker was known for his outstanding defensive skills, which helped garner him consideration as one of boxing's top pound-for-pound fighters during his prime.

As of December 2005, Whitaker has taken on the role as trainer in his home state of Virginia. While the decline of speed and agility have pushed him into retirement, his knowledge of the ring and components have led him to seek out up-and-coming boxers and train them to fight the way he did. 

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Check out this video of Whitaker doing what he did best: 

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