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

feat-part-xh-mike-tyson-combinations-jpg Combo #8 out of 12: jab to the midsection – right cross – (left hook) in the peekaboo style of Cus D’Amato with examples by Mike Tyson.

 

 

 

Content:

Introduction

1. Very old school punch;

References

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Introduction

In previous Part Xg, here and in the next Part Xi we continue discussing variations of the three punch combinations using jab – right hand punch- left hand punch. The article is based on the interview of Mike Tyson by Gordon Marino [MT6].

Peekaboo or not?

Jab to the midsection – right cross – (left hook) a.k.a 8 – 2 – 1 in the number system of Cus D’Amato is definitely not peek-a-boo exclusive. This is an old school combination used by fighters like Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano and Joe Luis. This combination is discussed more rarely than the regular 1 – 2 – 3 a.k.a 7 – 2 – 1, because it involves the “crab” boxing stance, which is not very popular among amateurs.

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Very Old School Punch

Jab and dip

Mike Tyson [MT6]:

“Throw a hard jab to the midsection and at the same time dip right so that your head is protected by your left shoulder and arm. This is a very old school punch. Now when you throw that left and dip right you need to have your legs completely under you and then you drive up with a right that has your whole lower body behind it. “

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Add left hook

Once again, the right may be followed by a left hook.

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Feet at shoulder width

Gordon Marino [MT6]:

“One of the glitches that can occur with this combination is that when some fighters throw that jab to the midsection, they fail to bring their right foot up and so are too spread out to throw the big right hand. Always keep your feet around shoulder width apart so that you are in a good position to punch.”

Cross over cross

Gordon Marino [MT6]:

“Mike explained that with any luck your opponent will be trying to hit you with a right over your jab and so he or she will have all this forward momentum as your hardest punch arrives in the mailbox of their chin.”

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Wide right hand

Gordon Marino [MT6]:

“In demonstrating the right hand, Mike pulled his elbow out a little and was wide. I jabbed, “Aren’t you supposed to throw it straight?” He replied, “Yes, but I almost always had a bad right shoulder and couldn’t.”.”

Against Botha

Gordon Marino [MT6]:

“Then with a glint in his eyes he added, “Except for the one I fired against Botha! He stepped right in front of my right hand and bam!.”

Below is an example of Mike Tyson KOed Botha with the 7-2:

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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.

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