|Real name||Peter Smith McNeeley|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
October 6, 1968 |
|Wins by KO||36|
Peter McNeeley (born October 6, 1968) is an American former heavyweight boxer, best known for his 1995 fight with Mike Tyson in which McNeeley had famously vowed to wrap Tyson in a "cocoon of horror." McNeeley fought aggressively and was knocked down twice within the first two minutes as a result. McNeeley was disqualified after his manager Vinnie Vecchione stepped into the ring to stop his fighter from taking any more punishment after the second knockdown. TV Guide included the fight in their list of the 50 Great TV Sports Moments of All Time in 1998.
McNeeley is the son of former heavyweight contender Tom McNeeley. Peter McNeeley is a graduate of Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and holds a bachelor's degree in political science.
After his loss to Tyson in 1995, McNeeley won the USBF heavyweight championship with a second round stoppage of Mike Sam at the Fleet Center in Boston. He recorded four consecutive early-round knockouts over a nine-month stretch before he suffered another setback at the hands of journeyman Louis Monaco in Denver on July 13, 1996.
Apart from the fight with Tyson, other notable opponents include Eric "Butterbean" Esch, Henry Akinwande and Brian Nielsen. Esch stopped McNeeley in the first round in their meeting in 1999, while Akinwande was able to stop him in the second round of their meeting in 2001.
In 1995, McNeeley was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
In June 2006, McNeeley was arrested for driving the getaway car used in a robbery of a Walgreens in Stoughton, Massachusetts. After searching the car, police recovered $180 in cash and a black fanny pack which had also been stolen from the store. The charges were later reduced to larceny. Since 2009 Peter has devoted his time to charity work throughout New England and Canada. Most notably for The HUG Foundation of MA and the Boys & Girls Club of Summerside PEI
Professional boxing record
|47 Wins (36 knockouts), 7 Losses, "0 Draws" |
|Loss||47-7||Mike Bernardo||TKO||2||08/06/2001||Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa||WBF World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:41 of the first round.|
|Loss||47-6||Henry Akinwande||KO||2||17/03/2001||Tallahassee, Florida, United States||WBC International Heavyweight Title. McNeeley knocked out at 2:05 of the second round.|
|Win||47-5||Joe Siciliano||TKO||1||17/06/2000||Leominster, Massachusetts, United States||Siciliano knocked out at 2:57 of the first round.|
|Win||46-5||Jeff Jones||TKO||1||18/11/1999||Tunica, Mississippi, United States||Referee stopped the fight at 1:05 of the first round.|
|Loss||45-5||Butterbean||TKO||1||26/06/1999||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the first round.|
|Loss||45-4||"Super" Brian Nielsen||KO||3||12/02/1999||Copenhagen, Denmark||McNeeley knocked out at 1:54 of the third round.|
|Win||45-3||Harry Funmaker||UD||6||08/10/1998||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||44-3||Dan Kosmicki||UD||6||17/04/1998||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||59-54, 60-53, 59-54.|
|Win||43-3||Larry Menefee||DQ||8||10/01/1998||Studio City, California, United States||Menefee was disqualified at 2:19 of the eighth round for unsportsmanlike conduct.|
|Win||42-3||Doug "Dig Em' Up" Davis||UD||6||05/12/1997||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||41-3||Domingo Monroe||DQ||4||12/08/1996||Saratoga Springs, New York, United States|
|Loss||40-3||Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco||TKO||5||13/07/1996||Denver, Colorado, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:57 of the fifth round.|
|Win||40-2||Marc Machain||TKO||1||22/06/1996||Whitman, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||39-2||Juan Quintana||KO||2||27/04/1996||Whitman, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||38-2||Harold "Hackey" Reitman||TKO||1||12/12/1995||Punta Gorda, Florida, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:32 of the first round.|
|Win||37-2||Mike Sams||KO||2||27/10/1995||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||USBF Heavyweight Title. Sams knocked out at 1:43 of the second round.|
|Loss||36-2||"Iron" Mike Tyson||DQ||1||19/08/1995||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||McNeeley disqualified at 1:29 of the first round when his trainer entered the ring.|
|Win||36-1||Frankie Hines||TKO||1||22/04/1995||Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:06 of the first round.|
|Win||35-1||Danny Wofford||TKO||1||17/03/1995||Worcester, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the fight after the first round.|
|Win||34-1||Jerry Barnes||KO||1||10/02/1995||Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States||Barnes knocked out at 2:38 of the first round.|
|Win||33-1||Kevin Wyrick||TKO||1||20/01/1995||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:22 of the first round.|
|Win||32-1||Lorenzo Boyd||TKO||1||11/11/1994||Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:53 of the first round.|
|Win||31-1||J.B. Williamson||TKO||1||08/10/1994||Whitman, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:01 of the first round.|
|Win||30-1||Quinton Hardy||KO||1||29/08/1994||Louisville, Kentucky, United States||Hardy knocked out at 2:50 of the first round.|
|Win||29-1||Dwayne Hall||TKO||1||22/07/1994||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the first round.|
|Win||28-1||J.B. Williamson||TKO||2||24/06/1994||Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||27-1||Wayne Perdue||TKO||1||30/04/1994||Whitman, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:20 of the first round.|
|Win||26-1||Lopez McGee||TKO||1||13/04/1994||Raleigh, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||25-1||Herman Jackson||TKO||2||08/04/1994||Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States|
|Loss||24-1||Stanley Wright||TKO||8||18/02/1994||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||New England Heavyweight Title|
|Win||24-0||Larry Davis||TKO||1||21/01/1994||Lowell, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the first round.|
|Win||23-0||Howard "Butch" Kelly||UD||8||24/11/1993||Sarasota, Florida, United States|
|Win||22-0||Dwayne Hall||UD||6||06/11/1993||Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||21-0||Juan Quintana||UD||8||10/09/1993||Revere, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||20-0||Robert Pagan Perez||TKO||3||14/08/1993||Whitman, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||19-0||Miguel Rosa||KO||2||07/06/1993||Revere, Massachusetts, United States||Rosa knocked out at 1:55 of the second round.|
|Win||18-0||Marc Machain||KO||7||08/05/1993||Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States||Machain knocked out at 1:40 of the seventh round.|
|Win||17-0||Phil Prince||TKO||1||09/04/1993||Whitman, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||16-0||John Basil Jackson||TKO||5||05/03/1993||Whitman, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:55 of the fifth round.|
|Win||15-0||Jesus Rohena||TKO||2||20/02/1993||Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:11 of the second round.|
|Win||14-0||Ron Drinkwater||TKO||1||30/01/1993||Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:08 of the first round.|
|Win||13-0||Jimmy Harrison||UD||6||10/12/1992||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||12-0||Lorenzo Poole||KO||2||13/11/1992||Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||11-0||Shawn Bryant||KO||1||21/10/1992||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||10-0||Van Dorsey||TKO||1||28/09/1992||Waltham, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:02 of the first round.|
|Win||9-0||Jimmy Harrison||TKO||3||12/09/1992||Revere, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||8-0||Jimmy Harrison||UD||4||19/06/1992||Somerville, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||7-0||John Basil Jackson||PTS||4||13/06/1992||Worcester, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||6-0||Jerry "The Pit Bull" Arentzen||TKO||1||23/04/1992||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the first round.|
|Win||5-0||Jesus Rohena||TKO||1||28/02/1992||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:40 of the first round.|
|Win||4-0||Phil Prince||TKO||1||15/02/1992||Brockton, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:39 of the first round.|
|Win||3-0||Kevin Chisolm||TKO||1||07/12/1991||Fall River, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:51 of the first round.|
|Win||2-0||Fabian Arroyo||TKO||1||24/10/1991||Worcester, Massachusetts, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:24 of the first round.|
|Win||1-0||Van Dorsey||KO||1||23/08/1991||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||Dorsey knocked out at 0:50 of the first round.|
- "The Big Question". Sports Illustrated. 1995-08-21. Retrieved 2010-12-18.[dead link]
- "50 Greatest TV Sports Moments of All Time", TV Guide, July 11, 1998
- "Whatever Happened To: Peter McNeeley". The Herald News. April 22, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- Ellement, John (November 15, 1995). "McNeeley pleads not guilty to Roxy assault". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- "'Hurricane' McNeeley arrested for assault". USA TODAY. 2006-03-02. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
- "'Hurricane' McNeeley arrested in holdup". USA TODAY. 2006-06-29. Retrieved 2009-05-30.