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McNeeley inspired as a fighter, father

Originally Published: October 29, 2011
By Richard Fletcher | Special to ESPN.com

For a few months in 1995, Peter McNeeley was everywhere. He was a passenger in a high-speed journey that quickly made him the most famous opponent in boxing. Everyone knew him, and those who didn't wanted to. The reason was simple: He was fighting Mike Tyson.

Luckily, McNeeley was a natural performer and reveled in the spotlight. He talked and talked until it was time to fight -- not that many thought there would be one. By the time the bell rang, McNeeley might have been the only ...

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