Buddy McGrit is an American former professional boxer and currently working as a trainer to young fighters. The retired boxer has faced fights from 1983 to 1997. During his professional career, He won the IBF junior welterweight title in 1988 and the WBC and lineal welterweight titles from 1991 to 1993. In addition, throughout his professional fight career, he fought 80 fights in which he gained 73 wins and 6 losses.
As a trainer, he has trained with multiple world champions like Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver, Hasim Rahman, and Sergey Kovalev. Furthermore, he received the title ‘Trainer of the Year for 2002’ by the Boxing Writers Association of America. James has also authored the book ‘Bring it to the Ring: A Boxing YearBook and Inspirational Message to Today’s Youths’. Let us scroll over to know more information on the retired professional boxer.
Caption: The former professional boxer and trainer, Buddy McGrit.
Buddy McGrit: Bio, Family, Career
He was born as James Walter McGrit born on 17 January 1964 which makes his 56 as of 2020. He has born as a son to supportive and caring parents in Brentwood, New York, U.S.whose identity is not available in the media. Also, he has not provided information on his siblings or early life. However, after graduating from Brentwood High School, he turned into a professional boxer in the year 1983.
He defeated Frankie Warren in 1988 and won the IBF light welterweight title. But next, he lost the title to Meldrick Taylor. Following that, in 1991, he won the Lineal and WBC welterweight titles after defeating Simon Brown. The talented fighter was the world’s top-ranked 147-pound boxer at the beginning of 1993. However, he lost the title to Pernell Whitaker in 1993. In 1997, he retired from his fighting career with a record of 73-6-1.
After that, in 1988 he was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Frame. As well as he inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Frame in 2019. He worked as a trainer to young fighters following the retirement. He first became a trainer to Bryon Mitchell and led victory for the WBA super-middleweight title. Further, he trained fighters like Kurt Pellegrino, Taishan Dong, and Sergy Kovalev.
Buddy McGrit: Personal Life & Wife
Coming over to his personal life, he has been maintaining a distance when it comes to sharing details on his private life. However, being in the limelight, how much he keeps on avoiding the questions, further, he is a happily married man. He has married a beautiful hearted woman named Gina McGrit. As of now, there is no information regarding rumors and controversy of his private life.
It seems he is devoted towards his wife and relationship so there is no hint on his extra-marital affairs. Moreover, the duo has welcomed three children: a son James McGirt Jr. and three daughters. And one of them is named as Chynna McGrit who has made an appearance with her father in an event. His son James Jr. has also worked in the footsteps of his father and made a career as a professional super middleweight boxer.
Caption: Buddy McGrit with his wife Gina
Buddy McGrit: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The retired professional boxer must have been accumulated a hefty amount from his professional career. As of now, he is working as a trainer of the boxer Maxim Dadashev. Therefore, his net worth has an estimation of around $18 million from his career. He is also an author who published a book ‘Bring it to the Ring: A Boxing Yearbook and Inspirational Message to Today’s Youths’ in 2005.
It seems that he is fairly active over different social media platforms. He has an unverified Instagram account @buddymcgritboxing with 13.8k followers. In addition, he is not active on social media networking sites: Twitter and Facebook.
Buddy McGrit: Body Measurements
The former boxer is a fitness enthusiast who has an athletic body. His body stands to a height of 5 ft 6 1⁄2 inches or 1.69 meters and weighs 69 kg. Other than this, there is no information on his body measurements of chest, waist, or biceps. He has a bald head with black eyes color and a black-grey beard and mustache.