Curry, McGirt among 9 picked for boxing Hall of Fame
James McGirt played little league football when he was a kid growing up on Long Island, and it didn’t take him long to realize that wasn’t his sport.
“When I was 11 years old, I was maybe 65 pounds soaking wet,” McGirt recalled Wednesday. “One day I was standing outside and it was cold as hell. I said, ‘This ain’t for me,’ told coach, and I brought my uniform in the next day.”
The kid nicknamed “Buddy” quickly found his niche after watching professional boxers such as former middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo train in the local recreation center.