As on Olympian

Pernell Whitaker was a gold medalist at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.

As a pro

Was a champion in four weight classes in a career that spanned 17 years. He finished with a record of 40-4-1 and was a first-ballot selection into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Two controversial decisions — a draw against Julio Cesar Chavez in 1993 and a loss to Oscar De La Hoya in 1997 — may have defined his career more than anything.