Dewey Bozella realizes dream with pro debut win

Phil Jay 15/10/2011

Former Amateur boxer Dewey Bozella finally realised his dream tonight as he turned professional at the ripe old age of 52, scoring a four-round victory over Larry Hopkins at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Bozella, who wrongly spent 26 years in prison before being released from Sing Sing in 2009, looked a little nervous as the first bell went but soon found a rhythm to out-work the 30 year-old Hopkins and take a points win on all three cards.

After the fight, former multi-weight world champion Oscar De La Hoya, who is head of Golden Boy Boxing, Bozella’s promoters, tweeted; “Bozella wins and has inspired me to make a comeback!” after watching the inspirational figure in action, which may have been more than a little tongue in cheek.