Buddy McGirt (59-2-1, 43 KOs)

vs. Pernell Whitaker (31-1, 15 KOs)

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March 6, 1993, Madison Square Garden, New York City

 Buddy McGirt was the WBC welterweight king, a tremendous champion who held victories over Genaro Leon, Simon Brown, Howard Davis, Patrizio Oliva and Saoul Mamby. But he surely realized that the greatest challenge of his career was likely to be Whitaker, already an established superstar in the lightweight and junior welterweight divisions.

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James "Buddy" McGirt & Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker