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Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker Career Highlight

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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.......

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