Why is the Tyson "PEEK-a-BOO" Style Not Popular??

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You don`t think Tyson could have got inside Wildder`s jab?
     
  2. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This is true. When the fighter has the right body and reflexes, the style looks superb. But as smart as Cus was he didn't have the foresight to give Tyson a plan B. In fact both him and Patterson eventually hit brick walls in the form of taller, determined guys with strong jabs who refused to back up (Liston, Douglas, holyfield, etc). Patterson had a little more versatility and could box as well as slug but Tyson (in particular post prison) very rarely had the patience to box people (although he could) and he never had the ability to fight backing up. Stamina was also a big issue for Tyson and he didn't have any ko's past the 7th (which is a major handicap for a style that is designed for knocking guys out).

    Anyone who wants to use this style should work on being able to shift gears and not rely on non stop energy consuming action.
     
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  3. guncho

    guncho next champion! Full Member

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    Just interested what were Teddys best accomplishments as amateur fighter?
     
  4. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    He had maybe 15-20 amateur fights as far as I am aware, but his greatest accomplishment in them was that he supposedly won all his amateur fights by KO, which in the amateurs is astonishing. And where he was fighting out of - NY Metro - was arguably the toughest region in amatuer boxing, at least in his time. Don't get it twisted, Teddy could fight his balls off and was one of Cus' star pupils, if not his most promising star, until his medical issues forced him out.

    Look, not just anyone is allowed to train fighters under Cus, only guys who actually took what was taught to them and expertly applied it against very good opposition. If you trained fighters under Cus' umbrella - you were no chump and had qualified/proven you could lethally throw hands.
     
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  5. Mirko

    Mirko Member Full Member

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    D'amato style is a boxing gospel revealed only to the phisically gifted.
     
  6. Rico Spadafora

    Rico Spadafora Best Chin On ESB Full Member

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    That style of fighting was around well before Cus D’Amato

    Its insanely harsh on the back. All of D’Amato’s main fighters had back problems during their careers

    That style isn’t built for longevity

    As others have said it takes a certain type of fighter to be able to do it properly it isn’t easy
     
  7. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe some got back problems

    But at least their head was still in one piece - from not getting HIT
     
  8. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Member Full Member

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    Good post.
     
  9. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yep - I can see the truth there.

    But still - it is taught to almost NO-ONE today
     
  10. guncho

    guncho next champion! Full Member

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    Would be interesting to see video of him fighting but there is none
     
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  11. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Cus had other boxers - Golden Gloves champs, etc.
     
  12. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Imagine a David Tua-type using this method today.
     
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He would have needed to train as long as Tyson did to perfect it, Tyson had a natural knack for boxing that Tua didn`t.
     
  14. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yep - Tyson was a freak - no question

    But there are others out there who COULD have been great with the right methods and training - like the full "Peekaboo" thing.
     
  15. Kiwi_in_America

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    Hit without getting hit - and without dancing around
     


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