Incredibly, despite solid media coverage even as an amateur, Pernell Whitaker was overlooked relative to his ability and accomplishments throughout his career. It really wasn't until later on, after he was forced to retire as his body broke down, that he got the love and attention he deserved from the start.
Now that Whitaker is gone, it's forcing boxing fans and pundits to reexamine how great he was.
On this episode of Knuckles and Gloves Boxing Radio, boxing historian Patrick Connor and Compubox operator/fellow fight history-phile Aris Pina team up to remember the life and career of Pernell Whitaker.
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