August 2009
Boxing Digest;Aug2009, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p7
The article reports on the move of boxer Paul Spadafora to hire former lightweight and welterweight champion boxer Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker as his new trainer in the U.S. It states that Spadafora won his first fight in 14 months with Whitaker in his corner. According to the article, the troubled boxer won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight title in 1999, and was arrested years later for grounds of drunk driving and cocaine use.


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