Alec Jacobson

Photographer, Writer
    
Peleadores: Fighting for Redemption at Mexico's Boxing Mecca
Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA
Nationality: American
Biography: Alec Jacobson is a photographer and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, who likes to dive deep into slow-moving stories.  Drawing on his studies in Anthropology, French and Arabic at Amherst College, he prefers to be the only... MORE
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Peleadores: Fighting for Redemption at Mexico's Boxing Mecca
Copyright Alec Jacobson 2024
Date of Work Dec 2019 - Dec 2019
Updated Jan 2020
Location Mexico City
Topics Abuse, Action, Arrests and Prosecutions, Borders, boxing, Celebrity, Combat, Community, Confrontation, Crime, Drug Abuse, Gangs, Illegal Trafficking, Immigration, Incarceration, Latin America, Lifestyle, Poverty, Prison
Romanza Gym is a boxing Mecca in Mexico City where Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain has held court since 1992. Now 80 years old, Nacho has managed more than 30 world champions, including Joan Manuel Marquez who knocked out Manny Pacquiao in what was billed as the Fight of the Decade. The gym is a spartan space, gritty and stripped down to the essential training equipment. Every morning, professionals and amateurs pack in, filling the small space with the steady slap of speed bags and flurries of sparring. Some fighters come with dreams of being Nacho’s next start. Others just need a fresh start.
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