Louisiana Daily Photo: Le Boxeur

Boxing in New Orleans first hit my radar when Roberto Duran battled Sugar Ray Leonard in the Superdome when I was just a young buck.

I drive by Le Boxeur every day on my rambles across town and I’ve always wondered about the history of the old building.

Louisiana Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Louisiana Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

It’s billed as a private gym run by boxer “Big Fred” Kassi who is the trainer and owner/operator.

If you’re interested in the history of boxing in New Orleans please read this primer by S. Derby Gisclair. It is crucial.

About RL Reeves Jr

I'm a writer living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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