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Buddy McGirt: Everybody Wants To Fight Like Mayweather

Buddy McGirt: Everybody Wants To Fight Like Mayweather

By Thomas Gerbasi - James “Buddy” McGirt is in the gym, like he has been for much of his life. He’s talking boxing, another something he’s been doing for much of his 55 years. Today’s topic is the mod...Read More

Ward: Kovalev Not Same Fighter, But He'll Be Hard To Deal With

FRISCO, Texas – Andre Ward doesn’t consider Sergey Kovalev the same fighter he was before Ward and Eleider Alvarez beat him by technical knockout. Kovalev still is plenty good enough, according to War...Read More

Ward: Alvarez KO Humbled Kovalev, Made Him Listen To McGirt

FRISCO, Texas – Andre Ward was impressed by Sergey Kovalev’s comeback early Sunday morning. As an analyst for ESPN’s coverage, Ward watched from a ringside seat as Kovalev clearly out-boxed Eleider Al...Read More

McGirt: Kovalev Stuck To The Game Plan More Than I Anticipated

Sergey Kovalev reclaimed the WBO light heavyweight championship he lost to Eleider Alvarez six months ago. Kovalev controlled the pace throughout the fight, finishing with a flurry in the 12th round a...Read More

McGirt: Kovalev Wasn't Difficult To Work With; Up To Him Now

FRISCO, Texas – Buddy McGirt was warned working with Sergey Kovalev would be difficult. The former light heavyweight champion had a very public parting of ways with longtime trainer John David Jackson...Read More

Kovalev: McGirt Has Made Me Focus on Boxing, Not Knockouts

Sergey Kovalev says he's learned from his mistakes and will avenge his knockout loss to Eleider Alvarez when he takes on the Colombian n Saturday in Frisco, Texas, for the WBO light heavyweight world ...Read More

New Trainer McGirt Hasn't Watched Kovalev's KO Loss To Alvarez

FRISCO, Texas – Buddy McGirt stopped watching tapes of upcoming opponents a long time ago. The veteran trainer didn’t make an exception when he began preparing Sergey Kovalev for his immediate rematch...Read More

Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2019: Jackson, McGirt, Atlas, Curry

The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the members of the Class of 2019. Inductees include two-division champions Donald “Lone Star Cobra” Curry, Julian “The Hawk” Jackson an...Read More

McGirt Discusses Training Sergey Kovalev For Alvarez Rematch

Once the “Boogey Man” of the light heavyweight division, Sergey Kovalev is 2-3 in his past five fights with two each in stoppage wins and knockout losses. “The Krusher” (32-3-1, 28 KOS) was considered...Read More

McGirt: We'll Have An Answer For Anything Mikey Garcia Brings

On February 10, three-division world champion Mikey Garcia will aim to capture a belt in his fourth division, when he takes on IBF junior welterweight world champion Sergey Lipinets at the Alamodome i...Read More

McGirt Happy with Taishan’s Majority Decision vs. Woods

Seven-foot heavyweight Taishan Dong took some flush, heavy shots from Jamal Woods en route to a majority decision win on Saturday night on the undercard to Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland. But th...Read More

McGirt Disputes Bellew's Claim, Says Chilemba Won

In the immediate aftermath of the draw between light heavyweight Tony Bellew and Isaac Chilemba on Saturday night, the “Bomber”, while proclaiming that he’d won the contest, announced: “Even [Chilemba...Read More

Arum Plans To Stage More Viloria Fights in Asia

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum who is putting on a blockbuster fight card at the Cotai Arena of the luxurious Venetian Resort Hotel in Macau on Saturday plans to have WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian Vilo...Read More

McGirt Thinks Tony Bellew Could Crumble With Chilemba

Former two-weight World king Buddy McGirt says that Tony Bellew could crumble under the pressure of the hometown crowd when he faces Isaac Chilemba on Saturday night (March 30) in an official final el...Read More

Tarver’s Trainer McGirt Comments on Positive Test, PEDs

Buddy McGirt, who trains Antonio Tarver with Jimmy Williams, commented on the news that his fighter tested positive for drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, following a drug test conducted by the Califo...Read More

Macklin To Retain McGirt, Vows To Continue Title Journey

Birmingham’s Matthew Macklin fell just short when challenging consensus middleweight king Sergio Martinez at New York’s Madison Square Garden last night when the 29-year-old’s trainer, Buddy McGirt, w...Read More

Holt, McGirt Expect Performances To Soar at New Weight

The final few days leading up to weigh-ins for fights contested at the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds have almost always been brutal for Kendall Holt. ...Read More

Macklin's Trainer: How Can They Say Martinez is Great?

NEW YORK — Buddy McGirt has nothing against Sergio Martinez. ...Read More

McGirt: Mayweather, Marquez - The True Greats of Our Era

On Wednesday at the downtown Manhattan Trinity Gym, former world champion and now topflight trainer James "Buddy" McGirt, was preparing Irish hopeful Matthew Macklin pounded for his March 17 Madison S...Read More

McGirt To Train Kendall Holt, Glen Tapia and Jose Peralta

Buddy McGirt has been hired to train former WBO junior welterweight champion Kendall Holt, undefeated junior middleweight prospect Glen Tapia and promising junior welterweight prospect Jose Peralta....Read More