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Mike Tyson Pens A Heart-Melting Letter After Legendary Boxer’s Death & Shares An Amazing Photo

Mike Tyson Pens A Heart-Melting Letter After Legendary Boxer’s Death & Shares An Amazing Photo

Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, considered one of the greatest lightweight boxers of all time, died Sunday after he was hit by a vehicle in Virginia. He was 55 years old.

His son, Domonique Whitaker, wrote in a Facebook post:

“We lost a legend truly one of boxing’s greatest Pound 4 Pound champions my father Pernell Sweetpea Whitaker.”

The legend and his close friend Mike Tyson has penned an emotional note on his own official Instagram page. He described him as the best boxer he’d ever seen. Tyson wrote with and amazing photo:

“We really lost one of the greatest fighters of all time. I remember watching him as a kid. We fought in the amateurs together. He was just as great as an amateur as he was as a pro. He was just a real down home person. I was surprised he wasn’t stuck up because most of those top amateurs were. He was always so cool and personable. He was just a great fighter. As an amateur and pro I never saw anyone better. He was always great. At his best he was flawless. I’m really sad to hear he’s not with us any longer. Rest In Peace Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker.”

See the Instagram post below.

The legendary announcer Michael Buffer also penned a spiritual note to Whitaker with spectacular photo on Twitter. He wrote:

“I’m having a hard time dealing with this loss! Pernell was one of the best I’ve ever seen..of all the times I introduced him in the ring it was always best in Virginia Beach..he entered the ring w/a full college marching band once-oh god, it was spectacular! Love You Pete”

Check out the tweet below.

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