Peter McNeeley and Muhammad Ali


One of Peter's greatest heroes as an aspiring boxer was Muhammad Ali, and Peter has met The Greatest on several occassions.   The Ali-McNeeley family connection actually goes back over thirty years.   After hanging up the gloves on his own ring career in the 1960's, Peter's father Tom became the boxing commissioner of Massachusetts.   In that capacity he was the first to grant the former Cassius Clay a license to fight in his state, a fact that Ali has never forgotten.