CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Dewey Bozella

Dewey Bozella

Newburgh Finds Its ‘Rocky’ In Emotional Story Of Dewey Bozella

An upstate man, imprisoned for years for a crime he didn’t commit, won his professional boxing debut, at age 52. When he raised his arms in victory he raised the hopes of a city struggling with poverty and crime.


Dewey Bozella

Innocent Man Leaves NY Prison For Boxing Ring

Bozella was up the Hudson River at Sing Sing, one of the nation’s most notorious prisons. Sent there for the 1977 murder of a 92-year-old woman in Poughkeepsie, maintained his innocence.