There are not so many people in this world who achieved heights in a manageable way. Even fewer of those who were able to repeat their triumph multiple times. Undoubtedly, Cus D’Amato knew and was able to do much more than his contemporaries. A teacher, coach, mentor, friend … the list can be continued and continued. There is no doubt that the great Cus had extraordinary abilities. He could take a simple guy from the street and make him a world champion. He was not interested in money and fame. Cus was about creating champions. He was able to put on the pedestal his fighters three times: Floyd Patterson, Jose Torres and Mike Tyson. Any sane man understands that such numbers can not be regarded as simple coincidence and chance. Nevertheless, there is still no answer to the main question: “HOW did he do it?”.
The most terrible thing is that most of the average people do not even ask such questions. They seek answers in books which are primarily for commercial purposes. The vast majority of the authors of these books can not teach anything to somebody, because in fact they know nothing and do not know how to implement and embody ideas into reality. They have ended up being in the right place at the right time. Unlike these geeks, Cus was born in a tough Bronx neighbourhood of the Clason Point. Aforesaid start can hardly be called a gift of fate for a man with South-Italian roots, but Cus did not expect any gifts. This man was in command of his destiny and was capable of changing destinies of the others.
The book “Uncompromising pendulum” is not an excursion into the biography of Cus, which has many gaps and enigmas. The book is a tribute to brilliant master and his “offspring” the Peekaboo style, which is, no doubt, is the key to unraveling the mystical personality of Cus D’Amato. Author of the book Ph.D. Oleg Maltsev sets the task of acquainting the readers with a system that allowed Cus to nurture the champion not only in the ring but in life. Co-author of the book is one of the students of D’Amato – Tom Patti who is the bright example of the multifunctionality of the Peekaboo style and its integration into different spheres of human life and activity.