Get inspired by the boxer’s personal story of overcoming adversity and imprisonment for a crime he did not commit to become the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and other honors. Dewey Bozella’s early life in Brooklyn was one of hardship. As a nine-year-old boy, he witnessed his father beat his mother to death. Foster care and life on the streets defined his youth. In 1983, Bozella, by then a boxer, was convicted of a murder he did not commit and was sentenced to 20 years to life in Sing Sing prison. While in prison, Bozella earned his GED, a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. After serving 26 years, he was finally exonerated and released from prison. Less than two years later, Bozella was honored by athletes from around the world with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Prior recipients of the award include Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali and Billie Jean King. RSVP today.