Pernell Whitaker (20-1, 12 KOs)
vs. Freddie Pendleton (24-16-3, 15 KOs)
Feb. 3, 1990 Convention Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.
They called him "Fearless Freddie" for a reason -- Pendleton had built a reputation as a guy who would fight anywhere, any time, by taking on the likes of Livingston Bramble, Frankie Randall, Roger Mayweather and Hilmer Kenty, whom he faced in his 16th pro fight. So an emerging immortal like Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker wasn't going to intimidate him. Whitaker, meanwhile, was the IBF and WBC lightweight king, and was looking for a solid-but-safe test on his way to Azumah Nelson. That combination often provides intrigue.
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Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker & "Fearless" Freddie Pendleton