1993-01-12 Buddy McGirt w pts 12 Genaro Leon, Paramount Theatre, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WBC
1993-01-12 Buddy McGirt w pts 12 Genaro Leon, Paramount Theatre, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante (jnr). Scorecards: 118-113, 117-114, 117-111. Having injured his left arm ten days before the fight was due to take place, the champion was content to go ahead and had a reasonably comfortable time against Leon (147) apart from in the final two rounds. Although Leon was the bigger puncher of the pair, McGirt (147) had far too many skills for him and it wasn’t long before he was becoming frustrated and was deducted a point in the third for hitting and holding. Up to the end of the tenth it had been relatively easy for McGirt as he weaved around Leon’s fists without being unduly troubled, but after taking some heavy blows in the 11th he was given little respite in the 12th as the Mexican came out fast. Driven around the ring and hurt, McGirt was forced to fight back in order to save himself and at the final bell the two men were still banging away at each other.