Arthur Ashe Courage Award recipient Dewey Bozella to speak at Clark, Dec. 6
❄Clark University will host “Unbreakable: The Dewey Bozella Story,” a lecture by Dewey Bozella, a professional boxer, author and the 2011 recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award …
🎁… at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, in the Jefferson Academic Center, Room 320.
😘The event is FREE and open to the public.
Bozella was wrongfully convicted of murdering an elderly woman in 1983 and served 26 years in prison before his conviction was overturned in 2009.
🇺🇸Behind bars, Bozello found strength and purpose in boxing and became the light-heavyweight champion at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
🙆Two years after his release from prison he defeated 30-year-old Larry Hopkins in his first and only boxing match and became an undefeated professional boxer at age 52.
🎵Bozella earned his GED, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in prison and worked as a counselor for other prisoners.
✍He published a memoir, “Stand Tall: Fighting For My Life, Inside and Outside the Ring,” in 2016.
😊😊Bozella devotes his life to helping others, working with a non-profit that helps recently released prisoners rehabilitate back into the world. He has also returned to boxing as a trainer for kids and aspiring fighters.
This talk is sponsored by the Clark University Speakers Forum.💜