Buddy McGirt Jr
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. (16-0, 9 KO’s) has made a name for himself fighting on DiBella Entertainment cards in New York City over the past year. His next fight will be no different as he will do battle with a true veteran of the fight game in Thomas Reid (35-18-1, 13 KO’s). “I want to put on a show for the New York fans. They always show great support for me and I will show them what I can do again on September 5th,” said the Long Island native. The bout will be apart of Broadway Boxing at Cipriani Downtown next Wednesday night in the heart of Wall Street.
McGirt feels like “this is an important step for me going up against a cagy veteran like Reid who I know will be coming to fight but I will be ready for whatever he has.” McGirt won his last fight on June 20 at the Grand Ballroom in Manhattan with a first round knockout of Delray Raines (8-3, 5 KO’s). Thomas Reid turned pro in 1993 and lost a 6 round hard fought unanimous decision to rising star Jaidon Codrington (16-1, 12 KO’s) in his last fight.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Unbeaten super middleweight prospect James McGirt, Jr. (14-0, 8 KOs), along with his father/trainer James “Buddy” McGirt in his corner, returns home to his family roots in Brentwood (NY) for a May 2nd fight on DiBella Entertainment’s “Broadway Boxing” card at the Grand Ballroom of the Manhattan Center in New York City.
McGirt (14-0, 8 KOs), a 24-year-old southpaw, faces Brad Austin (8-2, 5 KOs) in an eight-round fight. James is coming off of an impressive fourth-round TKO of middleweight Anthony Little (7-5) on February 17 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. After that bout Team McGirt announced that James would be campaigning exclusively as a super middleweight.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
NEW YORK - Staten Island’s Gary “Kid” Stark, Jr. (18-1, 8 KO’s) will take center stage in the main event vs. Miami’s Andres Ledesma (13-5, 8 KO’s) on Wednesday night, May 2, when DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing Presented by StubHub returns to the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center in New York City.
The highly anticipated undercard features DiBella Entertainment rising star James “Buddy” McGirt, Jr. (14-0, 8 KO’s) and Irish standout James Moore (10-0, 8 KO’s).
Fighting out of Staten Island, Stark has a stellar ring record of 18-1, including 8 wins by way of knockout. Stark’s one career loss was a highly controversial decision coming in his last outing on February 16th. In a USBA Super Bantamweight championship that had high energy and fast-paced action from start to finish in which both boxers fought valiantly, “Kid” lost the most controversial decision of the year to champion Mike Oliver at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Prior to the loss, Stark reeled off an impressive 18 consecutive victories.
The evening will also be highlighted by an appearance by DiBella Entertainment’s undefeated super middleweight James “Buddy” McGirt, Jr. (14-0, 8 KO’s) as he takes on Brad Austin (8-1, 5 KO’s). McGirt, the flashy southpaw and rising star, comes into the bout undefeated with six of his last eight victories coming by way of TKO. Most recently, he defeated Anthony Little with an impressive fourth round TKO on the February 17th installment of HBO’s Boxing After Dark.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Team McGirt has announced that unbeaten prospect James McGirt, Jr. (14-0, 8 KOs) from now on will campaign exclusively as a super middleweight.
In his last two fights, both contracted at 160-pounds, the 6-1 McGirt struggled to make weight and, despite registering a fourth-round TKO in his last bout against Anthony Little, wasn’t at his physical and mental best. McGirt, in fact, came in 1-1/2 pounds over weight against Little, which cost James a few dollars out of his pocket.
McGirt simply is too big to fight anymore as a middleweight.
“It’s gone beyond him struggling to lose weight,” McGirt’s manager Dennis Witherow explained. “It’s become an impossibility when there’s nothing to lose. His next fight (last eight round fight, May 2 in New York City) will be at 164 plus 1. It’s absolutely the right thing to do. Buddy (James’ trainer and father) and I talked about it before James’ last fight. James can’t see what we see and we noticed the difference in the gym. He looks like a different guy but losing the last three pounds is brutal. We’re employing a nutritionist so, as he’s losing weight, he’ll be better prepared to retain his strength.”
Friday, December 15, 2006
Buddy McGirt Jr. improved his record to a perfect 13-0 with an unanimous decision win over Dennis Sharpe Jr. last night in New York.
McGirt Jr. seemed to be in control for the entire duration of the bout but wasn’t able to put Sharpe Jr. away…
“I didn’t expect Sharpe to be as strong as he was,” said McGirt, who has seven knockouts. “I was lackadaisical, and no question it was my fault [I didn’t get a knockout]. However, I know I learned from this and I’ll be better the next time out.”
Friday, November 17, 2006
Middleweight prospect James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. has signed with Lou DiBella’s DiBella Entertainment promotional company according to Lou himself.
The announcement was made before a Wednesday night event promoted by DiBella.
“I followed James’ career and believe he’s one of the top prospects in the middleweight divisions,” DiBella said. “Under the tutelage of his dad, Buddy McGirt, one of the best trainers in the game, James Jr. has a bright future as a DBE fighter. We can’t wait for his Broadway Boxing debut on December 14.”