Azteca Boxing Club – Los Angeles 2017

We spent almost six months in Los Angeles, specifically Bell, California, in 2017 where Gabriel “Tacu” trained at the famous Azteca Boxing Club (legendary!). He trained with one of the best trainers (not to mention, one of the coolest guys) in Southern California, Mario “Yuka” Morales. Yuka is a well-known boxing coach who trained two world champions: Edwin Valero, and Kina Malpartida.

Unfortunately, we had to come home to Arkansas long before Gabriel was ready for his first professional fight due to it costing a few pints of blood a month to live in Los Angeles. But it was an awesome experience, and we hope to go back someday.

Gabriel met and trained with a lot of great people. We couldn’t add everybody’s name as we couldn’t remember – sorry!

Like they are everywhere, most of the boxing gyms in Southern California are affiliated with one another in some way. While training at Azteca Boxing Club, Gabriel often went to other gyms and met up with some more familiar faces.

KILLING SARAI Movie – William Levy & Alicia Sanz

One of Jessica Tacu’s books was optioned for film by actor and model, William Levy. Actress, Alicia Sanz, snagged the role of “Sarai”. Here are some stills from the film, shot in the Dominican Republic in Spanish. To see more, check out the KILLING SARAI Instagram ( En Brazos de un Asesino) for the film.

Videos – Tacu Sparring at ABC Boxing Club 2019

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Tacu (blue shorts) sparring with Rogelio Casarez at ABC/Central Arkansas Boxing Club – Little Rock, Arkansas

Tacu (blue shorts) sparring at ABC/Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Boxing Club w/Eli Serna

Tacu (blue shorts) sparring at ABC/Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Boxing Club

Tacu (blue shorts) sparring at ABC/Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Boxing Club

Tacu (blue shorts) sparring at ABC/Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Boxing Club

Tacu (blue shorts) sparring at ABC/Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Boxing Club

Golden Gloves Competition – North Little Rock, Arkansas – 2019

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Videos – Tacu’s Amateur Competition Wins


Gabriel Tacu (blue shorts) fighting at Arkansas State Golden Gloves 3 6 2015

Gabriel Tacu (blue shorts) fighting at Hot Springs Boys And Girls Club 3-21-15

Gabriel Tacu (blue shorts) fighting at Augusta-Days 5-23-2015

Gabriel Tacu (blue shorts) fighting at Ft. Smith Boxing Club 11-14-15

Gabriel Tacu (blue shorts) at Ft. Smith Boxing Club 12-12-15

Gabriel Tacu (USA/Mexico flag shorts) fighting in Hot Springs 4 15 18