Development of a Peek-A-Boo Boxer: Part Xe

feat-part-xe-mike-tyson-combinations-gif Combo #5: left hook – right uppercut in the peekaboo style of Cus D’Amato with examples by Mike Tyson.

 

 

 

Content:

Introduction

1. Developing the technique; | 2. Applying in fighting;

References

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Introduction

Left hook – right uppercut is modification of a classical combination (leaping) left hook – straight right hand, which Mike Tyson also used frequently:

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Notice that in above examples, Mike Tyson was parrying the straight right hand or right overhead of the opponents with the left hook. We believe this was not merely just accidental. There are mentions of the technique in interviews of other fighters [1].

For other examples of (leaping) left hook – straight right hand, you may watch Abraham ko’ed Taylor, Froach ko’ed Groves.

Peekaboo or not?

Left hook – right uppercut is what we classify as the invention by Mike Tyson. Read why in the next section.

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Developing The Technique

Left hook – right uppercut is a follow up combination to adjust to the opponent, who is covering up deeply. The opponents would fear the right hand punch, so they would react to anything from the left hand with covering up defence, just in case so to speak. This is why Mike would adjust the attack with the pivoting left hook to position the plane of fire for his uppercut between the guard of the opponent:

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Notice in two bottom examples from the clip above, Mike would throw or feint the lead right hand before the left hook.

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Applying in Fighting

Depending on the distance to the opponent, Mike would aim directly to the head or to the stomach area. Meanwhile, the opponent may duck very low, so the intended punch to the body would hit the head instead:

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References

All relevant References on Mike Tyson’s training and fighting, and the Peek-a-boo style by Cus D’Amato in one place.

1. Masterclass by Kostya Tszue (in Russian). youtube clip

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