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Uploaded on Jun 16, 2009
Career highlights of the boxing genius, defensive wizard, and all around masterful technician : Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker. Whitaker captured gold at the 1984 Olympics, and parlayed that success into a storied professional career, earning himself many accolades, and multiple world championships along the way.
Among said accolades and world titles, Whitaker captured:
WBC Lightweight title WBA Lightweight title IBF Lightweight title NABF Lightweight title IBF Junior Welterweight title WBC Welterweight title WBA Light Middleweight title "Fighter of the Year" - 1989 Induction into the "International Boxing Hall of Fame" in 2007 Induction into the "World Boxing Hall of Fame" in 2008
And "bullet time" (first popularized by the film "The Matrix") may, or may not, have drawn it's inspiration from Whitaker's uncanny defensive abilities.......