Tom McNeeley

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Tom McNeeley
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6′ 2″ (188 cm)
Born(1937-02-27)27 February 1937
Cambridge, Massachusetts[1]
Died25 October 2011(2011-10-25) (aged 74)
Weymouth, Massachusetts [2]
Boxing record
Total fights51[1]
Wins by KO28
No contests0

Thomas William McNeeley, Jr. (February 27, 1937 – October 25, 2011) was a professional boxer. He was son of Tom McNeeley, Sr., who was also a professional boxer. McNeeley attended Michigan State University where he played football.

His first professional fight was on July 17, 1958. He fought 25 times without losing. On December 4, 1961, McNeeley fought Floyd Patterson for the World Heavyweight Championship. Patterson retained his title. McNeeley retired after a June 14, 1966 fight.[3] He later served on the Massachusetts Boxing Commission for eight years. He was also a U.S. Marshall. Later, he worked in the athletic department of the Massachusetts prison system and as a counselor for state employees.

McNeeley's son, Peter McNeeley was also a professional boxer. Peter fought Mike Tyson.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tom McNeeley - Boxer". Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  2. "Thomas McNeeley Jr". Washington Post. November 4, 2011. p. B7.
  3. "Tom McNeely - Boxer". Retrieved November 4, 2011.