Sweet Pea

Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker (L), his mother Vonella Whitaker (Top right) and the home he bought her and later evicted her from, on bottom.

*What’s that line in the Prince song?

“In this life, you on your own!”

Well, the 73-year-old mother of former welterweight boxing champ Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker found that out recently when her son won a court fight that enabled him to evict her from the home he had gifted to her 30 years earlier.

But wait, there’s more.

When a reporter ran up to Whitaker following his victory in court, saying how terrible the day must be for him, did Whitaker hold his head down in shame and say, yes it is?

Think again.

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