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Dewey Bozella to make pro debut

Updated: September 30, 2011, 12:13 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Dewey Bozella's dream will come true.

The 52-year-old, who was released from prison in 2009 after serving 26 years for a murder he did not commit, will make his professional boxing debut Oct. 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the undercard of light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins' defense against Chad Dawson.

Because of Bozella's age and lack of pro experience, he had to go through a battery of tests for the California State Athletic Commission, which he ...

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