Yes... On a counter note, you understand that boxing teaches more than just holding up gloves for defense, right? Read my post in the How Do You Defend Against? thread from this post onward
to see a sample of how comprehensive it actually is.
Further, do you understand that the "Peek-a-boo" style relies on more than keeping your hands up by your temples? It is more defined by practitioner's ability to close the distance and get inside by using head movement and footwork more than simply lifting their hands up.
Also, I mentioned context of my post. If you read the TS' initial question he's mentions going into the "Junior Golden Gloves" a boxing
competition. In which case, why the hell has everyone else who has posted in this thread been so quick to right this off? Further, I pointed out how the bob and weave, a component of the peek-a-boo style, can actually be used and translate into MMA.
If you want to close the distance or set up a shot, are you just going to walk straight in with your hands wide or at your hips? Hell no. It wouldn't matter if it is MMA, Boxing or Dodgeball, you're going to get hit in the face with that approach. How is holding your gaurd tight and keeping mobile going to negatively effect your striking game?
In fact read my post in the Best takedowns against a good striker (here
) and try to intone that I don't know the difference. Any efforts will be indicative of 2 things: 1) You are an elitist who thinks that anything taken outside of the holy realm of "da you-eff-sea" is outdated and garbage. 2) You simply do not have the knowledge or foresight to see where the skillsets apply.
Now forgive me for going off on a tangent, but the excessively exclusive mindset of "MMA or nothing-at-all" is just as disgusting to me as those who claimed that their (insert-rank-and-file-easily-marketed) style of fighting was "unbeatable." Sorry but that would be failing to recognize that the first M in "MMA" stands for Mixed, meaning that it takes components of many different forms or Martial Arts. Now if you agree on that point and you are simply trying to state it doesn't work without some sort of adjustment, I agree with you completely. However, you do not succeed in conveying that idea anywhere at all in either of the above posts.