Man Exonerated of Murder After 26 Years in Prison Set to Make Pro Boxing Debut at 52

October 11, 2011 Updated Oct 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM EDT

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Man Exonerated of Murder After 26 Years in Prison Set to Make Pro Boxing Debut at 52

October 11, 2011 Updated Oct 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM EDT

A 52-year-old man wrongly convicted of a 1983 murder and released from prison in 2009 after 26 years behind bars is set to make his professional boxing debut this weekend, according to a New York Times story.

Dewey Bozella will take part in a match on Saturday in Los Angeles on the undercard of the light-heavyweight main event bout between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson.

Bozella says this will be his only professional fight.

Read the New York Times story HERE.