James (Buddy) McGirt vs. Meldrick Taylor

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1988-09-03 : Meldrick Taylor 140 lbs beat James McGirt 138¼ lbs by TKO at 2:00 in round 12 of 12

"The stylish Taylor outboxed McGirt throughout the fight, repeatedly beating him to the punch in a briskly paced match. Time and time again, Taylor, a Philadelphian, pounded McGirt with thudding left hooks to the head. Although McGirt never backed down, the accumulation of blows diminished his power and left him an easy target. By the 12th round, Taylor was comfortably ahead on the scorecards of all three judges when McGirt's manager, Al Certo, decided his fighter had had enough. Certo rushed into the ring as McGirt was bleeding from a cut over his left eye and absorbing a beating." (New York Times September 4, 1988)