May 11, 1992 |
In the aftermath of Terry Norris' demolition of Meldrick Taylor on Saturday night in Las Vegas, talk of a Norris-Julio Cesar Chavez match cooled. Instead, a Norris-Buddy McGirt match during September in New York seemed more likely Sunday. Norris, from Alpine, Calif., defended his World Boxing Council junior-middleweight championship with a surprisingly easy fourth-round technical knockout of Taylor at the Mirage.
August 1, 1988 |
Buddy McGirt retained his International Boxing Federation junior welterweight title Sunday by knocking out Howard Davis in the first round of their scheduled 15-round fight. McGirt set Davis up with a left hand that knocked him into the ropes, then finished him off with a right. Referee Joe Santarpia counted Davis out at 2 minutes 24 seconds of the round. "He was looking for my left and I have worked hard on my right," McGirt said.
July 26, 2003 |
Buddy McGirt had never been to Big Bear before, so riding a bicycle down a steep grade as part of a training regimen with Fernando Vargas was a new experience for the Long Island native. It was of little surprise, then, when McGirt, who had just joined the Vargas camp as co-trainer of the two-time 154-pound world champion, went head over handlebars, halting the ride and workout.
November 30, 1991 |
James (Buddy) McGirt won the World Boxing Council welterweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over defending champion Simon Brown on Friday night. Also on the card, Michael Nunn, the former middleweight champion, stepped up to 168 pounds and knocked out Randall Yonker to win the North American Boxing Federation super-middleweight title.
October 2, 1994 |
Pernell Whitaker silenced James (Buddy) McGirt Saturday night. Eighteen months ago, McGirt lost the 147-pound World Boxing Council welterweight crown to Whitaker by 12-round unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden, a loss the New Yorker contended was due to an injury to his left shoulder that turned him into a one-armed fighter through the final six rounds.