Services for Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker

Saturday, July 20 friends and family will gather at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia to bid farewell to boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker. The viewing will be open to the public between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with for fans to come and pay their respects to the Olympic Gold Medalist, International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee, four weight class world champion and former pound-for-pound king.

Public Viewing Services for Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker
Saturday, July 20, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
Funeral Services to Follow
Scope Arena
201 East Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia


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  • 1st, and most important, I want to extend my full condolences to Pernell’s family and those closest to him. He was a remarkable man, and may he R.I.P.

    2nd, I think it is disgusting that the media and police are giving his murderer a free pass. I need a FULL & EXTENSIVE investigation into this. A motorist is responsible. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD @ ALL TIMES. Unless Pernell purposely tried to kill himself, which we all know was not the case, the driver had the OBLIGATION to keep his eyes on the road.

    The minimum punishment should be involuntary manslaughter. No less than 5 years in state prison.

    Not to upset others, but I have a feeling the driver might have been an illegal, and the crooked politicians of The Liberal Commonwealth of VA will do whatever they can to protect their crooked blue status. I think we all need to demand an investigation.

    #PernellsLifeMattered #SweePeasLifeMattered

    • well thats really stupid for you to say, you have a feeling it was an illegal, you don’t know, anyway getting back to sweetpea,, I watched all of his fights growing up, he was one of the best RIP

    • What an ignorant thing to say, what kind of ass are you? This is a man’s boxing site, sissies like you should move on out of here, fool.

    • Nothing to go on to say any of this. Police probably are investigating. Motorist might not be responsible for many reasons other than someone trying to commit suicide. And driver might or might not have been an illegal. Would you think an illegal driver whose intention it was to kill Pernell wouldn’t have stayed on the scene and apparently cooperated with police, as mentioned in news releases?

    • I hope it was an accident. Not sure why you would think its an illegal. Theres plenty of legal people who could have not seen a pedestrian crossing the street and hit them accidentally. Many people who are here illegally are living on eggshells. Many people dont have the slightest clue about the broken immigration policy in this country. My parents had to pay thousands of dollars to help my family get greencards. For you to spew a bunch of nonsense doesnt do any justice here. Many immigrants come here and make sacrifices. Many who are willing and work a lot harder than many Americans who complain about and blame immigrants for their problems. The whole country if filled with people who are from immigrant familes from generations ago who don’t even know how doors were opened up for them and take it for granted. You sound like a fool. You are trolling. Good job

      • Kp, they say it was an illegal because that’s the norm these days. Assume it was an illegal resident like U.S. residents and citizens are never involved in situations like this. Being the middle of the night, him going across a bridge, it seems like he made a judgement call and tried to beat the traffic. It happens all the time and it’s sad to see.

    • Trying a bit too hard to rouse up hostility. I come across you types every now and then, putting on this over-the-top act just to make the other side look bad (in this case Trump supporters/the right.) Obvious troll is obvious. Get a life man, ffs..

    • There’s also the possibility that he tried to cross thinking he could beat the traffic. Believe it or not, it does happen and it is a possibility. People are hard to see at night unless they are wearing bright clothes. It’s happened to me many times.

    • before everyone start attacking Johnathan Statement,I dont agree with the Illegal part but the CORRUPTION in POLITICS he is on Virginia is a common Wealth State that supports Trumps STUPIDITY towards Illegal Immigrants and Minorities, lets be mindful that there Cant be any laws on STOLEN property and Hispanics done well in this Country ,what if the Indians put up a wall HMMMM?? now back to Pernell Ill be at the funeral

    • You are a perfect example of how ignorance and racism come together and create hate. Please, can we ask that we ask that this piece of Sh*t not be allowed on this site.

  • honor him as a great fighter he was and leave your stupid racial and political comments for another day ..he was one of the best RIP

  • Mr Whitaker is one if best fighters of all time who goes up there with greats like Duran and many others including Mayweather and Paquaio as well as pep and Barney Ross and Armstrong. Let his memory be held to the highest of standards

  • This guy was truly was this embodiment of what the “sweet science” is about. The best counter puncher ever, Sweet Pea my you rest in peace!

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