Breaking Stereotypes - A white, well-educated kid from an upper middle-class suburban background, Peter McNeeley does not fit the conventional image of a heavyweight boxer in the 90's.   Although it was brought up repeatedly during the promotion of his fight with Mike Tyson, many people are surprised to learn that Peter is a college graduate.   He earned his Bachelors degree in Psychology at Bridgewater State College.

Peter is congratulated by Adrian Tinsley, the president of Bridgewater State College.

Katherine Gray is very proud of her grandson.

Peter, in cap and grown, and oldest brother Tom, a producer at ESPN.   Tom looks so much like Peter he was constantly asked for his autograph at the Tyson fight in Vegas.