By Lem Satterfield
Sept. 10, 2011
When former amateur boxer Dewey Bozella was released from prison after being wrongfully accused of murder and serving 26 years, among the first things that he desired was to have a professional fight as a free man.
It appears that Bozella could get that chance on Oct. 15, if Golden Boy Promotions’ CEO Richard Schaefer and the company’s match maker Eric Gomez get their way.
The 52-year-old Bozella could land on the under card of an HBO Pay Per View televised main event featuring 46-year-old RING and WBC lightheavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KOs) making his first defense oposite Chad Dawson (30-1, 17 KOs) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“What we’re trying to do is to get him his professional debut on the Hopkins under card. That’s what we’re working on,” said Gomez. “We just have to get him tested. The California State Athletic Commission wants to test him.”
Bozella is being housed in Philadelphia, where he is training alongside Hopkins, according to Gomez.
Hopkins is impressed with Bozella’s skills, he told RingTV.com.