FORT WORTH, TX, January 24, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Punching Out Parkinson's, a rigorous training program that helps people battling the disease, hosts Meet the Champions II on Saturday, Jan. 25. The event features three world-class athletes: Paulie Ayala, Terry Norris and Dewey Bozella.---
Local boxing legend, Ayala, burst onto the scene in 1999 on an HBO Boxing Event, defeating Johnny Tapia to become the Bantamweight World Champion, in a 12 round bout named Ring Magazine's Fight of the Year. A champion with a heart, Ayala launched the Punching Out Parkinson's program in his famed University of Hard Knock's gym after being approached by a local Parkinson's patient who'd been turned away from numerous other gyms.
A star baseball player during his high school years, Terry Norris bypassed a career on the diamond for one in the ring, amassing a stellar 291-4 amateur record. Displaying a stunning combination of hand and foot speed as well as the ability to throw dizzying combos, Norris' athletic ability was an uncanny attribute in the ring.
Dewey Bozella, at the time an amateur boxer, was wrongfully imprisoned for murder in 1983 - a crime he didn't commit. Through fierce determination and perseverance, he was finally exonerated in 2009. Bozella's gut- wrenching story takes audiences on an emotional roller coaster as they struggle with the flawed US justice system that sent an innocent man to prison for most of his life, while warming their hearts with his unyielding determination and forgiveness.
Hosted by Mike Doocy the family-friendly evening includes dinner, raffles, chance to win a new car, and inspirational speakers.
The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie. Tickets are
$50 and can be purchased online by visiting http://www.punchingoutparkinsons.org
CONTACT: Tim Runte', 817-291-3438 firstname.lastname@example.org
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