Sep 182011
 

A boxer is surrounded by a crowd of hundreds as he gets ready to enter the boxing ring at Freret St. Gym's Friday Night Fights. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A Cher impersonator sings in the boxing ring at Friday Night FIghts. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A coach ties a boxer's gloves before a match at Friday Night Fights. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A boxer throws a punch to his opponent during Friday Night Fights. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A cardgirl passes a boxer, as he drinks water between matches. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Boxers embrace after a match at Friday Night Fights. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Contestants in a beauty pageant dance in the boxing ring in hopes of being crowned Miss Friday Fights. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Contestants compete to be crowned Miss Friday Night Fights. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Christina Heyser is crowned Miss Friday Night Fights. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Rosa Torres, the former Miss Friday Night Fights, smiles at Christina Heyser, the current Miss Friday Night Fights, as they leave the boxing ring. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Hundreds gather to watch Freret Street Gym's Friday Night Fights. Sabree Hill/ UptownMessenger.com

Boxers throw punches in front of a crowd of hundreds in what is normally a Freret St. parking lot Friday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A referee closely watches a boxing match at Friday Night Fights. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A boxer lays down and takes a moment to recover after a heavy punch at Friday Night Fights. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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