Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker
An amazingly talented and creative boxer, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker compiled a fantastic 40-4-1 record inside the ring. But outside of the ring, trouble often found Sweet Pea, who loved to party. Pernell tested positive for cocaine following a 1998 fight, and was forced to enter a rehab program. In 2001, he was caught carrying a pouch of cocaine in a Virginia Beach courthouse, and plead guilty to possession in 2002. Pernell has steered clear of trouble since, and is now a popular and busy trainer in the fight game.