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Brentwood's James 'Buddy' McGirt among nine picked for boxing Hall of Fame

Former world champion and Brentwood native Buddy McGirt.

Former world champion and Brentwood native Buddy McGirt. Credit: Reece T. Williams

Brentwood native James “Buddy” McGirt and two-division champions Donald Curry and Julian Jackson have been selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Also to be enshrined are welterweight champion Tony DeMarco in the old-timer category, promoter Don Elbaum, referee/judge Guy Jutras, publicist Lee Samuels and broadcaster Teddy Atlas in the nonparticipants and observers category.

Journalist Mario Rivera Martino was selected posthumously in the observer category.

Inductees were voted in by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians. The induction ceremony is June 9 in Canastota, New York. 

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