Pernell Whitaker career timeline

Updated: March 2, 2007, 4:49 PM ET
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

Born 1/2/64, Norfolk, Virginia Nickname "Sweet Pea" Won lightweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Made pro debut at Madison Square Garden, 11/15/84 , beating Farrain Comeaux Defeated former champion Alfredo Layne in 11th pro bout, 12/20/86 Exchanged knockdowns with power-punching veteran Roger Mayweather in 12-round win for NABF lightweight title, 4/28/87 Danced rings around WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Ramirez but lost disgraceful split decision in Paris, 3/12/88 Won IBF ...

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