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Pernell Whitaker Evicting Mother From House He Owns

by David P. Greisman

Hall of Famer. Gold medalist. Four-division titleholder and two-division champion. Pernell Whitaker is all of these things — and struggling financially so badly that he is evicting his 73-year-old mother from a house that he bought for her three decades ago so that he may sell it.

That’s according to a report from Virginia television station WVEC.

There is context to the story: Whitaker says there are real estate tax bills mounting on the property and that the house could be foreclosed on. He doesn’t have the money to pay the bills, however, not without selling the house. As the WVEC report noted, Whitaker had a history of drug and legal problems, and he’s not getting much work as a boxing trainer.

Whitaker’s mother has been ordered by a judge to be out of the house by the end of March.

“I’m going to survive,” Whitaker’s mother, Novella, told a reporter. “I’m going with my daughter, my oldest daughter. She’s taking me in.”

In addition, one of Novella’s grandsons, who played for three seasons in the NFL, says she will be taken care of, the article said.

Whitaker, who is 50 years old, captured Olympic gold in 1984 and last fought as a pro in 2001. He won belts at 135, 140, 147 and 154, and was the lineal champion at lightweight and welterweight. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rapid Counter on 02-28-2014

SWEET PEASUS!!!!!! Thats a real shocker

Comment by uncommon on 02-28-2014

One of the first rules of boxing is: do not hit a man when he's down. This is why boxing is better than MMA. Boys, keep this in mind when writing about Pernell.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 02-28-2014

[QUOTE=radioraheem;14277952]This is assuming he would have hired a wise and successful investment adviser. But there are investment advisers who took rich folks to the poor house. Nothing is guaranteed man, and for all you know, he invested exactly as you…

Comment by lest26 on 02-28-2014

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;14276906]truth is most boxers come from poor families and are not educated and when they see all that money of course they over spend,they have no value of money and no one in their family does because all came up…

Comment by radioraheem on 02-28-2014

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;14277766]It's a sad story... Hate to see one of my favorite fighters in a situation like this But let's be real,, pernell made in his career a cool 15 million roughly, maybe more since he got paid big…

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