James McGirt Jr.
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James Anthony McGirt
November 25, 1982 (1982-11-25)
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James Anthony McGirt (born November 25, 1982), who fights as James McGirt Jr., is a professional boxer of the Super middleweight division. He is the son of former IBF Junior welterweight and WBC welterweight champion James "Buddy" McGirt, who is also serves as his trainer. His current record is 18 wins. 1 loss, 1 no contest, with 9 wins coming way of knockout.
McGirt graduated from Brentwood High School on Long Island in 2000.
As an amateur McGirt compiled a 44-4 record winning the Sunshine State Games and Southeastern Regional. He also made it to the US Championship quarter-finals. Despite a good amateur career, McGirt did not participate in the Olympic Trials, due to having his first son.
McGirt made his professional debut on January 24, 2004 in Atlantic City, New Jersey winning a four round decision against James North. McGirt is currently a prospect and has made several appearances on ESPN and Showtime.
McGirt fought against Carlos De Leon Jr on April 11th, 2008. The fight had an interesting side note in that both fighters were the sons of former world champions. After having De Leon down in the 6th round, McGirt was caught by a massive left hook early in round 7 which had him hurt. De Leon finished off McGirt with an uppercut giving the young fighter the first loss of his career.