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.
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.