Dewey Bozella's Chance to Box

Boxer gets into the ring after 26 years in prison for crime he didn't commit.
2:19 | 10/16/11

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He is the ultimate comeback kid and not necessarily kid anymore do we -- is 52 years young He spent half of his life in prison falsely convicted. All of that time He dreamed of freedom and He had another dream to. He walked out -- boxing for -- -- been preparing for. For nearly thirty years 52 year old do we -- with just one wish to box in -- wind as a free man. -- the courses for it. -- -- -- like -- -- spent escaping the injustices witness at nine years old boy from Brooklyn New York watched his father beat his mother to death. He then lost his brother who was killed in a violent fight at seventeen -- -- Brazil moved to upstate New York hoping for a fresh start. Within months He was arrested accused in the brutal killing of a 92 year old woman beat only evidence to local criminals who swore do we -- it. He got twenty years to life. What -- For years in prison do we swore his innocence but it was in the prisons boxing program He discovered the strength to fight for his freedom that was -- He would spend his days in the prison's gym He -- a visitor to prison He would befriend and fall in love with. She was the woman He would marry He earned his ged his bachelor's and his master's in theology. Do we never gave up. Even though doing was behind bars He vocal every day eleven life. The innocence project found do -- Olympic team of lawyers who would fight for. They discovered all the physical evidence any -- to DNA had been destroyed years ago by police they kept looking finding the lead detective who's now retired. Gave them to break they needed to case filed an insider's. Confession usually come from someone else. All of a sudden. We had evidence showing that the people's witnesses were lying that another suspect actually had confessed to the crime and the prosecution had hated. Both pieces of information. From daily for thirty years nearly thirty years later do we won his freedom his conviction overturned. And last night in front of thousands of 52 year old took on a boxer 22 -- -- few. I would like to say -- took note dreams -- happen never give up hope at all we believe in yourself.

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