Peele, now living in Baton Rouge, La., was one of the three successful boxing brothers. Like many boxers, he began his amateur career in the Carolinas Golden Gloves tournament, winning the tournament in 1950-51-52-53. He also boxed in the National Golden Gloves Finals in New York City during this time. Peele attended the University of Louisiana and never lost a fight during his collegiate career. He won the NCAA Collegiate Boxing Championship in 1955. He turned professional after college and boxed several ranked heavyweights, including Joey Rowland and Charlie Norkus. While a professional, Peele served as a sparring partner with legendary light heavyweight champion Archie Moore. Peele’s amateur record stands at an amazing 195-5 while his professional record boasts 37 wins and 2 losses.