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BREAKING: Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker dies at 55 after being hit by car

Whitaker won world titles at four different weights and is considered among the best to have ever laced up a pair of gloves. According to TMZ, he was hit by a car on Sunday night and later died of his injuries. The American, affectionally known as \'Sweet Pea\' during his fighting career, was hit in Virginia Beach on Sunday night. Whitaker won world titles at four different weights and is considered among the best to have ever laced up a pair of gloves. According to TMZ, he was hit by a car on Sunday night and later died of his injuries.    He lost his first challenge for a world title against Jose Luis Ramirez four years later but won another version against Greg Hauden in 1989. Whitaker then went on an unbeaten run until 1997 when he ran into Oscar De La Hoya before losing two of this final three fights. He retired in 2001 following a loss to Carlos Bojorquez as Whitaker finished his career with a record of 40-4-1. He was married to Rovanda Anthony in 1985 but the couple l
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