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High School Boxing Reunion

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-16

Duration: 00:08:26

Subjects: Sports | School sports | BOXING

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Soileau, Bobby Interviewee
  • Fremin, Ronald Interviewee
  • Pastor, Pat Interviewee
  • Williams, Carl Interviewee

Description

This segment from the July 16, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the annual reunion of high school boxers in Lake Charles. He talks to former state high school boxing champions Bobby Soileau, Ronald Fremin, Pat Pastor and Carl Williams about their days in the boxing ring, the popularity of the sport in the 1930s-1950s, and their hopes that high school boxing will make a come-back.