1994-10-01 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Buddy McGirt, The Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA - WBC
1994-10-01 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Buddy McGirt, The Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA - WBC. Referee: Larry O’Connell. Scorecards: 117-110, 117-113, 118-112. Once again McGirt (146) showed that he had lost the use of his wonderful left hook through injury and although he put the southpaw champion down with a lunging right in the second he was steadily outboxed over the duration. The moment Whitaker (147) got the right jab working there was only going to be one winner and McGirt, whose left eye began to swell early in the fifth, spent the rest of the evening chasing shadows. Before the fight, McGirt’s surgeon had said that the fighter would find it difficult with his left shoulder in such bad shape and he was proved correct.