Pernell Whitaker career timeline
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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