James (Buddy) McGirt

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Name: Buddy McGirt
Alias: Buddy
Birth Name: James Walter McGirt
Hometown: Brentwood, New York, USA
Birthplace: Brentwood, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 169cm
Reach: 178cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Professional Record

Championship Record

Variant Records

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title (1985-1986, 1987)
  • IBC junior middleweight title (1996)


McGirt and his son, James McGirt Jr.

Since his retirement as a boxer, McGirt has become a highly regarded trainer.

He was named 2002 Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America.



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