Louie Burke, son of coach Sammy Burke put Las Cruces boxing on the map. He began fighting with Las Cruces PAL when he was a young child. He would become a great amateur fighter. As a professional his most notable fights were against Hector "Macho" Camacho and Freddy Roach. In 1983 he would beat Roach to earn the ESPN Television title belt. Today he is the trainer of WBA JR. Middleweight World Champion Austin Trout, serves on the Las Cruces PAL Board, and is a Las Cruces Firefighter.