Dewey Bozella was locked up for 26 years – a lifetime – for a crime he did not commit. This story is about the triumph of human spirit and living proof of the maxim: “never give up”. One man’s journey to reclaim his life, against all odds; a man fighting his biggest fight outside the boxing ring without any hatred or bitterness towards the system. Dewey Bozella – courageous, persistent, human and finally…free.
After being wrongly imprisoned for 26 years, Dewey Bozella, 52, won his professional boxing debut against Larry Hopkins in a four-round cruiserweight fight at the Los Angeles Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“This was my first and last fight… It’s a young man’s game. I did what I wanted to do, and I’m happy. I appreciate everybody that made this possible. This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.”