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