Nothing soft comes out of tribute

Founded in 2016, whether you’re looking for a new skill, to enhance your current boxing technique or wanting to get into better shape, Tribute Boxing & Fitness has devised the perfect class structure that teaches boxing skills and develops confidence within a culture that prides itself on fun, connection and fitness.

Now spanning across 3 studios in Abbotsford, Docklands & Brunswick. Tribute has over 70 weekly classes available that combine a mix of fundamentals and functional circuits for a unique boxing experience.

A small independently run business where co-founders had the sole goal of encouraging the Everyday Champion to #BackYourself because it is the difference that makes the difference. It makes you braver. It makes you stronger. It drives you forward in a way that no one else can. Tribute will always have your back, but only you can back yourself.

  • Leo Taliu

    Don't let this smiley, kind hearted guy fool you. The big fellow packs a mean punch and will have you working up a sweat - no excuses! Leo likes to think he is Dwayne Johnson's doppelgänger with Lebron James' skills - it's a good thing his Tribute family and his wife and kids, keep him humble. Specialising in strength and conditioning, building booties and boxing, Leo started coaching as he wanted to inspire his Samoan community and extended family to prioritise health and wellbeing.

    You will see Leo around the gym leading by example and proving that if you "show up, put in the work, have fun and be grateful" you will achieve big things in life.

  • Petera "Putts" Tamarua

    Coach Putts is one of our longstanding coaches and has really made a name for himself - especially among our members. Specialising in results based training through exercise movement and teaching boxing fundamentals in a fun and inclusive environment, Putts pulls inspiration from his favourite boxer, none other than Ali.

    Before becoming a well respected boxing coach, Coach Putts played rugby league for Melbourne Storm and spun a few beats at Splendour in The Grass festival (2012), so it would also come as no surprise that he was also a fashion blogger - which becomes even more evident if you stalk Putts & wifey's Instagram.When he's not around the gym helping you all reach your goals, he's at home being a loving husband and father and probably eating Prawn Linguini.

  • Jelena "Jelly" Prziovska-Strachan

    Every peanut butter needs a Jelly right?

    Well here at Tribute Boxing, Coach Jelly is just that. Joining the family at the tender age of 18, she quickly became everyones sweet little sister, but don't let that fool you - growing up as a state shotput & discus thrower, this coach now packs a punch with her 2x National Championship Title Belts.

    Specialising in all things boxing inspired by Mickey Ward, Jelly believes the best fighters in the world have mastered the basics and that is exactly what she embodies.

    When she's not in the gym rapping every lyric of Eminem or HP Boyz, she's at home with her boyfriend, meticulously calorie counting to fit in her beloved Coles branded Choc Chip Cookies.

  • Bec 'The Punisher' Cerra

    Coach Bec AKA The Punisher has been training martial arts for 9 years. She played basketball for over 15 years and decided to try something new and start her martial arts journey. Don't let her smile fool you, she has fought in MMA and members know when they come to her class there is always 'The Punisher' round to end a class. Coach Bec specialises in teaching boxing, Muay Thai and also strength & conditioning.

    She has also coached 3 of the Tribute Fight night teams. Bec became a coach to help inspire and share her passion for martial arts and fitness to others. When she isn't training she enjoys reading her comic books.

    Find out more about Coach Bec on her Instagram @rebeccacerra

  • Tay Acheson

    Looking to get stronger, fitter, faster & more powerful - Coach Taylor is your man.

    Tay is a strength & conditioning specialist that loves all things speed & power! With a background in rugby union Tay has transitioned over to boxing to widen his skill set and help educate a new community in looking after their bodies better. With vast experience in rehab, strength training, conditioning, periodisation & programming, he loves to educate members as he coaches, empowering them to take accountability and help make positive changes in their lives.

    When he isn't in the gym coaching or training himself, you'll likely find him at Shop Ramen or at home working his creative hand on a canvas.

    Check out his handles for more info - @tailoredtoperform |