Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, Lightweight, 40-4-1-1
Gold Medal – 1984 Olympics, Los Angeles, CA
World Champion in four weight divisions
Whitaker was a slick fighter who dominated most opponents. His two most famous matches had controversial endings to other boxing legends; one was a defeat to Oscar De La Hoya (where he outpunched him and scored an official knockdown) and the other was a draw to Julio Cesar Chavez. Sweet Pea was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
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