James (Buddy) McGirt

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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

Trainer: Al Certo
Manager: Al Certo
Photo #2, Photo #3

Regional & Minor Titles

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


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.


Other Factoids

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