Pernell Whitaker vs. James (Buddy) McGirt (2nd meeting)

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1994-10-01 : Pernell Whitaker 147 lbs beat James McGirt 146 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


  • Whitaker's purse was $2.5 million and McGirt's was $600,000.
  • There was a crowd of 9,150.
  • Whitaker was down in the second round from a McGirt right hand. "It was only a flash knockdown. It caught me off balance and didn't hurt me," Whitaker said.
  • McGirt had a bad swelling under his left eye, which started midway through the fight.
  • Whitaker landed 163 of 460 jabs and 167 of 348 power punches. McGirt landed 59 of 230 jabs and 95 of 274 power punches.