Whitaker leans away from a punch by De La Hoya during their WBC Welterweight Championship fight in 1997.
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Ex-Olympic boxing gold medalist and four-weight world champion Pernell Whitaker has died after a traffic accident in Virginia, police confirmed Monday.Whitaker was regarded as one of the most gifted fighters of his generation, a skilful technician who enjoyed a successful professional career after winning gold as a lightweight at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.The defensive-minded Whitaker would also go on to lose another hard-fought battle against Oscar de la Hoya in 1997, when he put his WBC welterweight title on the line.
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