Matthew Eugene O'Neil (born March 7, 1976 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an athlete, university graduate, and former political candidate.
He competed in two USA Boxing sanctioned bouts winning both by stoppage.He knocked out Jeffrey Naquin for a ten count. Naquin was on the 1991 and 1993 LSU National Baseball team.O'Neil tko'd 1997-1998 all army superheavyweight champion Preston Hartzog in 1999. Hartzog was in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.Hartzog won a silver medal at the 1999 Military World Games.Hartzog won fifteen professional boxing matches and he only lost one close decision.Hartzog beat Wesley "Cabbage" Correira in a MMA fight. Correira was top-rated at one point in his career.O'Neil's coach was Colorado based trainer Dickie Wood. Wood was co-trainer of WBC Heavyweight Champion Oleg Maskaev from 2006 to 2008.Wood was the trainer of Diego Corrales for his match with Joshua Clottey.
The positive results of the Naquin and Hartzog bouts were brought back to the national soccer league that O'Neil competed in as a youth. In 2013 and 2014 Plymouth, Massachusetts recieved its first NCAA Division 1 baseball scholarships for their high school program.O'Neil was selected for the Air Force Martial arts program on Schriever Air Force Base in 1997 and he used the facility for three years making a positive production result back to the town he was recruited from. O'Neil ran for Clark County Commission in Nevada in 2006 against Rory Reid. Reid ran for governor of Nevada four years later. He worked for Harvard University at the age of twenty five in their development office. He graduated from Colorado Christian University with a B.S. in 2001 and from Regis University in 2004 with a MBA. He was employed with Northfield Leads Inc. for forty three months finishing with agency acquisition for Nationwide Insurance in 2017 and 2018.
Covered By Intuboxing
His career was covered by reporter and author John J. Raspanti.Raspanti co-authored Intimate Warfare, which was published in 2017.In April 2020,O'Neil's boxing career was covered by the United Kingdom based company Intuboxing.