15 Fighters Who Got Into BIG Trouble Outside The Ring. Wait Until You Read About No. 11!

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.

Pernell Whitaker

Pernell Whitaker

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