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James McGirt boxer

James McGirt image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1982-03-02
Born 1964-01-17
Nationality USA
Residence Brentwood, New York, USA
bouts
80
won
73
lost
6
draw
1
bouts
80
won
73
lost
6
draw
1
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1982-03-02
Born 1964-01-17
Nationality USA
Residence Brentwood, New York, USA

As a trainer he has worked with multiple world champions, including Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver, Hasim Rahman, Paulie Malignaggi, and Sergey Kovalev. McGirt was named Trainer of the Year for 2002 by the Boxing Writers Association of America.McGirt’s aspirations of becoming a professional boxer existed at a young age."They said I was too small," McGirt says now. "They said I couldn't do it. I said I could. I said I'd be the first world champion from Long Island - so the guy they said couldn't do it is the one who did it." Fulfilling this childhood dream, he did so with a vengeance, turning professional in the year 1983, the year he graduated from Brentwood High School.

As a trainer he has worked with multiple world champions, including Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver, Hasim Rahman, Paulie Malignaggi, and Sergey Kovalev. McGirt was named Trainer of the Year for 2002 by the Boxing Writers Association of America.McGirt’s aspirations of becoming a professional boxer existed at a young age."They said I was too small," McGirt says now. "They said I couldn't do it. I said I could. I said I'd be the first world champion from Long Island - so the guy they said couldn't do it is the one who did it." Fulfilling this childhood dream, he did so with a vengeance, turning professional in the year 1983, the year he graduated from Brentwood High School.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 21, 1997 Darren Maciunski WWWLLW Grand Casino, Biloxi LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 16, 1996 Jerry Smith LLLLLL Fort Collins WIN
Points
Oct. 25, 1996 Kevin Tillman LLWLLW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis International Boxing Council Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1996 Earl Jackson LWLLWL Denver International Boxing Council Super Welterweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 12, 1996 George Heckley WWWWWW City Center, Saratoga Springs WIN
Unanimous decision
June 12, 1996 Allen Watts WDWLW Atlantis Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
May 10, 1996 Israel Figueroa LLLLLL Suffolk Downs, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1995 Andrew Council DLWWWW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
July 18, 1995 John Stewart WWWWWW Medieval Times, Lyndhurst WIN
Technical knockout
May 7, 1995 Joe Gatti WWLWLW Grand Theatre, Biloxi WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1995 Buck Smith WWWWWW Pontchartain Center, Kenner WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 1, 1994 Pernell Whitaker WWWWDW Scope Arena, Norfolk World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 7, 1994 Pat Coleman LWWLWW Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon WIN
Split-decision
June 28, 1994 Kevin Pompey WWDLWL Meadowlands Convention Centre, Secaucus WIN
Unanimous decision
April 9, 1994 Livingstone Bramble LLDLWW Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 4, 1994 James Hughes WWWWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 2, 1993 Nick Rupa WWLWLD Merv Griffin's Resorts, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1993 Pernell Whitaker WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 12, 1993 Genaro Leon WWWWWW Paramount Theatre, New York World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 14, 1992 Oscar Ponce LLWLLL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1992 Patrizio Oliva WWWWWW Acquaflash di Licola, Licola World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 2, 1992 Delfino Marin LWLLW Tarrant Co Convention Center, Fort Worth WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1991 Simon Brown WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 4, 1991 Alfredo Ramirez WWLLLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1991 Tyrone Moore LLLDWW Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1991 Frank Montgomery LLWLDW Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 19, 1991 Joseph Alexander LWLWLL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
July 22, 1990 Jose Leonardo Bermudez WDWWDW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
May 25, 1990 Charles Baez DWLLWL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1990 Tommy Ayers WLWWWW Trump Castle, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 26, 1990 Miguel Santana LLLWLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1989 Rafael Williams WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 10, 1989 Joe Manley LDWLLW Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1989 Gary Jacobs WWWWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
July 9, 1989 Tony Baltazar WWWWWW Imperial Resort Hotel, Swan Lake WIN
Unanimous decision
May 25, 1989 Orlando Orozco WLLLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
March 16, 1989 Edwin Curet WLLWWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 17, 1989 Willie Taylor WDWWWL Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 12, 1989 Manuel De Leon LWWLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 3, 1988 Meldrick Taylor WWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 31, 1988 Howard Davis Jr DWLWWW Felt Forum, New York International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 14, 1988 Frankie Warren WWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi vacant International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 17, 1987 John Sinegal LLLWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1987 Eduardo Lugo WLWLWD Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
Aug. 6, 1987 Roger Brown LLLWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
June 18, 1987 Sergio Aguirre LLLLWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
April 24, 1987 Vincent Releford WWDWWW Empire State Plaza, Albany World Boxing Council Continental Americas Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1987 Eric Martin LWDWLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 6, 1987 Joe Edens WWWWWL Premier Center, Sterling Heights WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 25, 1986 Saoul Mamby LLWWLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
July 20, 1986 Frankie Warren WWWWWW Bayfront Plaza Convention Center, Corpus Christi LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 23, 1986 Rudy Fuentes WWLLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 1986 Ricky Young WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
April 11, 1986 Kelly Koble WWLWWW Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
March 10, 1986 Dave Odem LLWLLL Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 1986 Joey Ferrell WWLWWL Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 21, 1985 Sugar Boy Nando LLW Convention Center, Miami Beach World Boxing Council Continental Americas Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1985 Jose Luis Alejandro LLLWLD Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1985 Willie Rodriguez LLWWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 11, 1985 Ralph Twinning WWWWLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 1985 Allen Braswell LLLLLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 8, 1985 Mike Blunt LLLLLL Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1984 Felix Nance WWWWLW Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1984 Manuel Toribio LLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
May 25, 1984 Pete Padilla LWWLWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 30, 1984 Jake Torrance LWLLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1984 Felix Nance LWWWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1983 Chi Chi Hernandez LWLLWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1983 Larry Fleming LLLLWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 6, 1983 Leslie Toney WLLWLW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 26, 1983 Darnell Smith WLLLLL Symphony Hall, Newark WIN
Corner retirement
April 21, 1983 Tom Dietz L Symphony Hall, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1983 Cesar Guzman LLLLWL Bryne Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 30, 1982 Dave Bolden LLLLWL Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
KO
Nov. 7, 1982 Michael Clark Great Gorge Playboy Club, McAfee WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1982 Ramon Rivera Ice World, Totowa WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 1982 Michael Evans Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
KO
Aug. 7, 1982 Michael Palms LL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
KO
May 22, 1982 Michael Palms L Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1982 Lamont Haithcoach W Embassy Hall, North Bergen DRAW
Points