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Inside the ring and out, McClure has seen it all

From sharing a room in Rome with Muhammad Ali while capturing a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics to serving as the boxing commissioner of Massachusetts, there's very little Dr. Skeeter McClure hasn't seen -- or doesn't have an opinion about.

Originally Published: August 16, 2008
By Don Stradley | Special to ESPN.com

HAVERHILL, Mass. -- Somewhere in his 69 years, Skeeter McClure has won an Olympic gold medal in front of grim Cold War judges, had a business burn down during a Detroit riot, fought some of the best middleweights of the post-Kennedy era, earned degrees in philosophy and literature as well as a doctorate in psychology, worked as a group therapist, taught adult education classes at Northeastern University and served as the boxing commissioner of Massachusetts. He was also, for a short time, Muhammad ...

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