9. Dewey Bozella
“When you haven’t fought for 21 years it’s kind of difficult,” said Bozella by way of explanation after a rather scruffy win on his pro debut.
The reason Bozella hadn’t fought for 21 years?
He was wrongly imprisoned for murder.
His conviction was eventually quashed and at 52, he resumed – and ended – his boxing career with a pro debut on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson 1 in Los Angeles in October, 2011.