Sunday 7/14/19 the 757 lost a Legend after he was struck by a vehicle on the corner of NorthHampton Blvd and Baker rd. in Virginia Beach.
SWEET PEA WHITAKER
- Four-time World Champ
- Olympic Gold Medalist
- 1989 Boxer of the Year
- International Hall of Famer
- ...and for me - Uncle Pete
He was the definition of strength. By that I mean his past was very public, but at no point did he let that deter him from his purpose and that was to help others. He did this by uplifting and motivating our youth, training up and coming boxers, supporting his alma mater, Booker T. Washington High School and so much more.
I call him Uncle Pete and anywhere we went he made sure to let the room know "This is my niece!" Basically saying "If you mess with her, you mess with me." He was definitely one of my biggest protectors.....in the most literal way possible lol.
Aside from myself, there are so many other lives he touched
The word LEGEND is a great way to describe him and he will be missed very much.
Thank you for all the condolences, prayers, kind words, etc. It has definitely kept me in high spirits!