They call him Lou-Box because he liked to box as a kid. He learned to fight because he had to.
His dad was an addict and alcoholic, volatile and often violent.
Luis tried in vain to avoid the rage, but one afternoon at the age of twelve he could hide no longer. The memories of dad's knife; mom's terrified cries for help; dad's fist in her face - it was all too overwhelming. Desperate, Luis summoned the courage to charge, swinging wildly. Lou-Box connected repeatedly, and Papí finally left.Read more