James (Buddy) McGirt

From BoxRec
(Redirected from Buddy McGirt)
Jump to: navigation, search

Name: James McGirt
Alias: Buddy
Birth Name: James Walter McGirt
Born: 1964-01-17
Birthplace: Brentwood, New York, USA
Hometown: Brentwood, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 6½″   /   169cm
Reach: 70″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click

Career Notes

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title (1985-1986, 1987)
  • IBC junior middleweight title (1996)


McGirt and his son, James McGirt Jr.

Since his retirement as a boxer, McGirt has become a highly regarded trainer.

He was named 2002 Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America.


Preceded by:
Terry Marsh
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
1988 Feb 14 – 1988 Sep 3
Succeeded by:
Meldrick Taylor
Preceded by:
Simon Brown
WBC Welterweight Champion
1991 Nov 29 – 1993 Mar 6
Succeeded by:
Pernell Whitaker