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'''World Light Welterweight and Welterweight Champion'''
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[[Image:McGirt.Buddy.jpg|left|200px]]  
== Boxer Info ==
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<boxer>000456</boxer>
*'''Born''': James McGirt on January 17, 1964 in Brentwood, NY
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*'''Height''': 5' 6½
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*'''Reach''': 70.5
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*'''Manager and Trainer''': [[Al Certo]]
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== World Titles ==
 
*IBF Jr. Welterweight Champion (1988)
 
*WBC Welterweight Champion (1991-93)
 
  
== Regional and Minor Titles ==
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*'''[[:Category:James (Buddy) McGirt Gallery|James (Buddy) McGirt Gallery]]'''
*WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Champion (1985-87)
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*IBC Jr. Middleweight Title (1995)
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*'''Trainer:''' [[Al Certo]]<br>
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*'''Manager:''' [[Al Certo]]<br>
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<br clear=all>
  
Since his retirement, McGirt has become a highly regarded trainer. Amongst those that he has trained are, [[Boxer:Antonio Tarver:014043|Antonio Tarver]] and <br> [[Boxer:Arturo Gatti:003999|Arturo Gatti]].
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==Regional & Minor Titles==
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*[[WBC]] Continental Americas super lightweight champion (1985-87)
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*[[IBC (Sanctioning Body)| IBC]] junior middleweight title (1996)
  
His son, [[Boxer:James McGirt Jr.:235257|James McGirt Jr.]] is also a professional boxer.
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==Trainer==
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Since his retirement, McGirt has become a highly regarded trainer. He won the [[Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year Award]] for 2002.
  
  
[http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=000456 Fight Record]
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Trains/Trained:
  
[[Category: World Light Welterweight Champions|McGirt, Buddy]]
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*[[Antonio Tarver]]
[[Category: World Welterweight Champions|McGirt, Buddy]]
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*[[Arturo Gatti]]
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*[[Nate Campbell]]
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*[[Vernon Forrest]]
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*[[Lamon Brewster]]
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*[[Paul Malignaggi]]
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*[[Joel Julio]]
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*[[Michael Grant]]
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*[[James McGirt Jr.]]
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*[[J.C. Candelo]]
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*[[Sherman Williams]]
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*[[Paul Smith (Liverpool)]]
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*[[Jimmy Lange]]
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*[[Troy Harden]]
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*[[Allen Conyers]]
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*[[Kelsey Jeffries]]
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*[[Marianne Chubirka]]
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*[[Matthew Macklin]]
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*  Jason Litzau - Assistant
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==Other Factoids==
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*His son, [[James McGirt Jr.]], is also a professional boxer.
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{{start box}}
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{{Succession box|
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before=[[Terry Marsh]]<br>Retired|
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title=[[IBF Light Welterweight Champion]]|
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after=[[Meldrick Taylor]]|
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years=1988 Feb 14 &ndash; 1988 Sep 3
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}}
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{{Succession box|
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before=[[Simon Brown]]|
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title=[[WBC Welterweight Champion]]|
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after=[[Pernell Whitaker]]|
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years=1991 Nov 29 &ndash; 1993 Mar 6
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}}
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{{end box}}
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{{DEFAULTSORT:McGirt, James (Buddy)}}
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[[Category:African American Boxers]]
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[[Category:World Light Welterweight Champions]]
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[[Category:World Welterweight Champions]]
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[[Category:Two Division World Champions]]
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[[Category:American World Champions]]
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[[Category:Trainers]]
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[[Category:The Contender (TV Series)]]

Revision as of 23:55, 17 October 2012

McGirt.Buddy.jpg

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





Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBC Continental Americas super lightweight champion (1985-87)
  • IBC junior middleweight title (1996)

Trainer

Since his retirement, McGirt has become a highly regarded trainer. He won the Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year Award for 2002.


Trains/Trained:

Other Factoids


Preceded by:
Terry Marsh
Retired
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