Boxing great Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker killed after being hit by auto

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According to the latest report on UK Mirror, Pernell Whitaker died after being struck by a auto at the age of 55, at Virginia beach. Whitaker, who was scheduled for a meet-and-greet at the MGM Grand for this weekend's Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman fight, was just 55 years old.

Whitaker was a four-time world champion who grew up in Norfolk, Va.

Cops are investigating. Unclear if the driver of the auto was arrested but he did stay on the scene to speak with police.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. led the tributes to all-time boxing great, former four-weight world champion, Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker, after the latter's tragic death at the age of 55 after being hit by a auto on Monday.

"When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle", a Virginia Beach Police spokesperson said. Whitaker won the fight.

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Whitaker went on to win several titles in the lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight divisions, making him a four-weight world champion.

A Olympic gold medalist in 1984, Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker has died. "'Sweet Pea' was one of the most brilliant boxers in the past decades and he was always a great friend of the WBC". Whitaker now holds the longest unified lightweight championship reign in boxing history with 6 title defenses.

He retired in 2001 following a fourth-round TKO loss to Carlos Bojorquez in 2001.

He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006. Whitaker (40-4-1 with 17 KOs) thought he won those bouts and never seemed to recover.

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