Louis “Kid” Dorbert, a featherweight boxer who was unafraid of bigger opponents

Louis Kid Dorbert is buried in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in northeast Baltimore, close to the location of the cemetery office.

Louis Kid Dorbert is buried in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in northeast Baltimore, close to the location of the cemetery office.

Louis “Kid” Dorbert
January 5, 1882 – December 11, 1963

Boxing was a popular sport in the beginning of the 20th century. In Baltimore, there were a number of venues with regularly scheduled boxing matches. One of the regular fighters was a Baltimore boy, Louis “Kid” Dorbert.  

Dorbert fought as a featherweight boxer, meaning the boxers weight was limited to 122 pounds in that class. He fought in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Buffalo to name a few.  

Louis "Kid" Dorbert fought with confidence during his bouts in Buffalo , New York. This article appeared in the Buffalo Currier on June 8. 1911.

Louis "Kid" Dorbert fought with confidence during his bouts in Buffalo , New York. This article appeared in the Buffalo Currier on June 8. 1911.

The Buffalo Currier described Kid Dorbert as follows: “Dorbert is not a fancy boxer, but he is a relentless, forcing, willing lad, and has a kick in either hand strong enough to end a battle any time it connects.” 

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After his boxing career Dorbert is listed on Census and other government reports as being a saloon/bar keeper, a farmer, a caretaker and a bowling alley keeper.

Louis “Kid” Dorbert passed away on December 11, 1963 and is buried in Holy Redeemer Cemetery