Why dont we see the peek a boo style anymore

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  1. ODYSSEYMEMPHIS

    ODYSSEYMEMPHIS Brown Belt

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    Rarely ever visit the boxing forum and dont watch boxing as much as I used to. Why do we not see the peek a boo style cus damato developed anymore. I know tyson and floyd patterson were famous for that style. It seemed to work very well for tyson and floyd (but thats not saying much since both were exceptional boxer)
     
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    The only recent guys that come to mind right know that use a variation of "peekaboo" is Ruslan, Katsidis, Juan Diaz, Urango and Cotto
     
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    I just came up with Canelo and Andy Ruiz, again variations of peekaboo

    Maybe Kirkland
     
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    Makunouchi Ippo uses it and is a contender at featherweight , although he lost at a chance at fighting for a world title recently
     
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    lol is that series still going? Jeez it's gotta be like ten years at this point.
     
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    Lol more like 25 plus my friend the series debuted in 1989
     
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    I've though about it too. The only conclusion in have is either it can't be replicated properly, or it has been figured out.

    Patterson and Tyson both had trouble against rangey power.
     
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    Better yet where is the Frazier style.
     
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    yeah, cotto uses it pretty well. I dunno why it isin't used as much anymore, but it does seem to involve a lot of memorizing combinations from positions, as opposed to a more natural, instinctive approach. It also seems to require a fair amount of forward pressure, should people get through the peek-a-boo, that leaves the chin pretty exposed to hits.
     
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    Yeah definitely. If you try to use is to counter without enough attack momentum you lose the advantage.
     
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    Its extremely hard to pull off at the top level
    You have tobe explosive powerful athlete
    Many boxers nowayds are weak simple boxers
     
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    Almost the same thing, really. Frazier ducked more than he moved side-to-side and blocked with his arms flat across his face very similar to Foreman but the basics are still there. Bounce around a lot, dodge/block punches (peekaboo style or otherwise) to get inside, and explode with huge power shots.

    Tyson's style was more jab-heavy though.
     
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    in the history books, along with Chisora I'm afraid
     
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    If you count all hands high as peekaboo then we see it a lot especially in Europe. The D'Amato style is rare ebcause obviously D'Amato is dead, Kevin Rooney doesn't train any high level guys at the moment, Atlas doesn't train anyone at the moment and Tyson and most of the guys from back then are retired or dead.
    If you wanted to learnt he real style you'd probably need to train udner Tyson (not gonna happen), Atlas (also very unlikely) or Rooney which is totally possible if you live in his area I'm pretty sure his gym is open to everyone.

    Outside the D'Amato lineage Vasyl lomachenko has the clsoest thing to that kind of peekaboo style and he was only ever trained by his dad. Usyk also fights a little bitt hat way but not as much.
    Lomachenko in his WSB fights against taller guys looked very much like a southpaw under D'Amato would have probably looked like. Allthough I'm sure that the style Rooney teaches is still a bit different from what Lomachenko's father does.
     
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    Technically it's Berserk , since Miura has an early version printed out in 1988
     
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    Awesome series, too bad it takes too long to release
     
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    I remember hearing that D'Amato had Tyson correspond punches to numbers and would just call out numbers every time Tyson needed to throw a combo.
     
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    There is a video with Atlas and some football palyers where Atlas explain the meaning of the numbers usually one numebr is one punch just like in the standard 1-2-3.... system most use but there are different numbers.
    I assume this is the number system D'Amato taught.

     
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    I think the cross arm parry and the up and down movement is enough to make it pretty different. Tyson was also just plain faster but the peekaboo left him less vulnerable, yet still very vulnerable, to uppercuts.
     

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