Buddy McGirt Jr added to Broadway Boxing

James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. (16-0, 9 KO’s) has made a name for himself fighting on DiBella Entertainment cards in New York City over the past year. His next fight will be no different as he will do battle with a true veteran of the fight game in Thomas Reid (35-18-1, 13 KO’s). “I want to put on a show for the New York fans. They always show great support for me and I will show them what I can do again on September 5th,” said the Long Island native. The bout will be apart of Broadway Boxing at Cipriani Downtown next Wednesday night in the heart of Wall Street..

McGirt feels like “this is an important step for me going up against a cagy veteran like Reid who I know will be coming to fight but I will be ready for whatever he has.” McGirt won his last fight on June 20 at the Grand Ballroom in Manhattan with a first round knockout of Delray Raines (8-3, 5 KO’s). Thomas Reid turned pro in 1993 and lost a 6 round hard fought unanimous decision to rising star Jaidon Codrington (16-1, 12 KO’s) in his last fight.

The fight highlights a great night of fights for tri-state area boxing fans. In other action that evening, undefeated Bronx native Jorge Teron (17-0-1, 11 KO’s) goes up against Mike Gonzalez (10-1-1, 9 KO’s) in an 8 round lightweight battle while former heavyweight title challenger Michael Grant (42-3, 32 KO’s) will be in an 8 round bout.

Two other DiBella Entertainment fighters will also see action at the downtown landmark. Heavyweight prospect Israel Garcia (16-1, 9 KO’s) will take on Mike Jones (6-11, 2 KO’s) in a 6 round contest while Three Time NY Golden Gloves Champion and Bronx native Ronnie Vargas, makes his pro debut in a 4 round junior middleweight affair.

Broadway Boxing will air on a later date in high definition exclusively on HDNet and in over 30 million homes on SportsNet New York in the New York Metropolitan Area, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Southeast, Comcast SportsNet West and Comcast Local – Detroit. Broadway Boxing is sponsored by HBO Sports and Gallagher’s Steak House.

The excitement of Broadway Boxing’s fights and the electricity of the crowds have drawn the likes of celebrities and atletes such as Jay Z, Hilary Swank, Rosario Dawson, Fat Joe, Camron, Lennox Lewis, Jermain Taylor, Ricky Hatton, Tiki Barber and Tracy McGrady to name a few.

Tickets for Broadway Boxing at Cipriani Downtown are available by calling 212-624-9363.

Article posted on 29.08.2007

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