James (Buddy) McGirt

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World Light Welterweight and Welterweight Champion

Boxer Info

  • Born: James McGirt on January 17, 1964 in Brentwood, NY
  • Height: 5' 6½
  • Reach: 70.5
  • Manager and Trainer: Al Certo

World Titles

  • IBF Jr. Welterweight Champion (1988)
  • WBC Welterweight Champion (1991-93)

Regional and Minor Titles

  • WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Champion (1985-87)
  • IBC Jr. Middleweight Title (1995)

Since his retirement, McGirt has become a highly regarded trainer. Amongst those that he has trained are, Antonio Tarver and
Arturo Gatti. He won the Boxing Writers' Association of America Trainer of the Year Award for 2002.

His son, James McGirt Jr. is also a professional boxer.

Fight Record