View Full Version : Any good guides/e-books out there on the peekaboo guard?


SBleeder
06-10-2010, 02:15 PM
I am considering incorporating it into my defensive package, at least at close range, but don't have anyone in the gym who can really teach it. Is there any good guide to it out there?

I've been watching a lot of Floyd Patterson fights and studying him, but I often learn well by reading.

Frighteous
06-10-2010, 04:21 PM
You're better off browsing google.

Peekaboo can really be detrimental for a fighter too, and generally every boxer that's used it has had a lightning short prime. Basically when guys get good in Peekaboo they tend to feel invulnerable to jabs, then they go up against a guy who has a serious jab, like a weapon, a serious weapon they can land at will, and then the Peekaboo falls apart.

Essentially, the peekaboo assumes you will have proper mangement, and won't be put in front of a man who has thrown thousands of jabs standing in front of a mirror so you won't see it coming. because when you finally do fight or spar someone with a really good jab, you will not see it coming. You will experience no visual excluding the jolt you receive, that is how a good jab is meant to be. Faster than the eye.

if I was shorter, I'd look at Abraham's guard. Look how he never hardly ever gets hurt. He conserves alot of energy with that style of fighting too.

Frighteous
06-10-2010, 04:30 PM
close range, I use a horizontal guard,(george foreman used it) my body is unprotected but it works, because people who aren't used to fighting you see how you give em the body, then they unload on your body and you're anticipating it, and when you see them throw that weight to their power side just unload upstairs, because you know the guy's aiming downstairs. When my guard is up and tight, I cannot be hit flush on any vital point on the head.

Talon
06-11-2010, 02:45 AM
close range, I use a horizontal guard,(george foreman used it) my body is unprotected but it works, because people who aren't used to fighting you see how you give em the body, then they unload on your body and you're anticipating it, and when you see them throw that weight to their power side just unload upstairs, because you know the guy's aiming downstairs. When my guard is up and tight, I cannot be hit flush on any vital point on the head.

that sounds cool.. what would be a good fight to watch to learn that?

Bronsky
06-12-2010, 09:57 PM
if I was shorter, I'd look at Abraham's guard. Look how he never hardly ever gets hurt. He conserves alot of energy with that style of fighting too.

Just to clarify there are no fighters out there who successfully use Cus's Peekaboo. Abraham, Winky, Cotto, and Clottey are perfect examples of people who use the HIGH guard and people constantly swear it's the peekaboo. It's simply a HIGH guard. There is no one using the peekaboo right now. The only fighter that comes close to the movement and hand placement at this time doesnt even use this style exclusively. He uses it when he's up close. That being Vasyl Lomachenko. And I disagree with jabs can stop a peekaboo fighter. Sure it can, if the fighter sticks exclusively to it and does not use it at the appropriate time. If you really want to learn how to use it, watch A LOT of videos and study and try to memorize the style and shadow box like crazy so it becomes second nature. Hope this helps.

Don Flamenco
06-12-2010, 10:29 PM
Just to clarify there are no fighters out there who successfully use Cus's Peekaboo. Abraham, Winky, Cotto, and Clottey are perfect examples of people who use the HIGH guard and people constantly swear it's the peekaboo. It's simply a HIGH guard. There is no one using the peekaboo right now. The only fighter that comes close to the movement and hand placement at this time doesnt even use this style exclusively. He uses it when he's up close. That being Vasyl Lomachenko. And I disagree with jabs can stop a peekaboo fighter. Sure it can, if the fighter sticks exclusively to it and does not use it at the appropriate time. If you really want to learn how to use it, watch A LOT of videos and study and try to memorize the style and shadow box like crazy so it becomes second nature. Hope this helps.


One of my pet peeves is when Jim Lampley says someone using the high guard or earmuffs is the peekaboo. Why someone doesn't correct him, I have no idea.

Bronsky
06-12-2010, 10:34 PM
Jesus that pisses me off whenever I hear a commentator say peekaboo AARRRGGGHHH drives me nuts!

AntonTheMeh
06-12-2010, 11:35 PM
just to clarify there are no fighters out there who successfully use cus's peekaboo. Abraham, winky, cotto, and clottey are perfect examples of people who use the high guard and people constantly swear it's the peekaboo. It's simply a high guard. There is no one using the peekaboo right now. The only fighter that comes close to the movement and hand placement at this time doesnt even use this style exclusively. He uses it when he's up close. That being vasyl lomachenko. And i disagree with jabs can stop a peekaboo fighter. Sure it can, if the fighter sticks exclusively to it and does not use it at the appropriate time. If you really want to learn how to use it, watch a lot of videos and study and try to memorize the style and shadow box like crazy so it becomes second nature. Hope this helps.

great ****ing post.

cusd'amatokid
06-13-2010, 10:38 AM
come to catskill if u really want to. kevin's here among other trainers, plenty of amateurs in the gym and a few pro's here and there.

Don Flamenco
06-13-2010, 03:51 PM
cusd'amatokid, you should tell him to write a book or something!

Sam Donald
06-13-2010, 05:18 PM
If any of you guys want to learn about the peekaboo i would be happy to advise you. My trainer teachers the peekaboo and I am one of the fine students lol

Just p.m, be happy to help!

cusd'amatokid
06-13-2010, 06:00 PM
cusd'amatokid, you should tell him to write a book or something!

i know there's some recent youtube interviews with kevin on the past and stuff
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theres more parts too if ya wanna look them up