|Thursday, April 21, 1994|
Hurricane Storms Through The South
By LARRY BEAN
IN FIGHTING CONDITION: Heavyweight boxer Peter McNeeley keeps himself in shape by training hard and fighting often. McNeeley will be back in the ring on the 30th — his third bout this month!
Peter McNeeley spent much more time on the road than in the ring for his last two fights.
McNeeley followed his second-round knockout of Homer Jackson April 8 in Arkansas with a first-round knockout of Lopez McGee last Wednesday in Raleigh, NC. The McGee bout was telecast live by a regional sports network.
The latest win improved McNeeley's record to 26-1. The knockout was the 19th of his professional career.
McNeeley will be back on his home turf April 30 for a South Shore Boxing Club show at the Whitman National Guard Armory. Boxing legends Floyd Patterson and Larry Holmes are expected to be in attendance.
Tickets for the show are $20 and can be purchased at Casabella Pizza, the American Legion Post or by calling the Hurricane Hotline at 359-4218.
At Raleigh last week, McNeeley dropped the 6-foot-2, 200-pound McGee three times in the first round, forcing the referee to stop the fight because of a three knockdown rule.
"He looked like he knew what he was doing," McNeeley said of McGee. "He snapped a couple of jabs. But I just pretty much overpowered him.
"Mine was the fight of the night," said McNeeley. "The buzz in the crowd was about Peter McNeeley. They want me to come back down again."
See also: McNeeley Pushes Record To 26-1 [Boston Patriot Ledger]
This story ran on page 14 of The Medfield Suburban Press on 04/21/94