Hadley's Peek-A-Boo Boxing gym, led by Joey Hadley in Atoka, TN, is dedicated to teaching the almost lost art of "Pee-A-Boo" boxing, which Hadley learned as a professional boxer from the style's creator Cus D'Amato. These lessons can be learned in person at THE ATOKA FITNESS CENTER in Atoka, TN or online through ourYouTube videos and tutorials.
Boxing Champion...Professional Fighter...Shelby County Deputy Sheriff...Boxing Instructor
Most people in the Memphis, Tennessee area know Joey Hadley from his traffic reports on radio and television over the last 25 years or as a deputy sheriff with the Shelby county sheriff’s office for 29 years. But before he was a deputy or a traffic reporter, he was a very successful amateur and professional boxer. At the age of 13 Joey saw Elvis Presley in the movie "Kid Galahad" & from that moment on he knew he wanted to become a boxer. Several years later Joey had the privilege of meeting Elvis in Las Vegas.
Joey won the Memphis and Mid-South Golden Gloves 6 times!
He was a 3 time Southeastern AAU champion!
In 1971 he was the United States and North American champion!
In December of 1973 he knocked out Leon Spinks in the first round in Memphis, TN.
As an amateur his record was 140 fights, out of which he lost 18. Of the 122 he won, 93 of them were won by knockout!
He turned pro in 1974 and moved to upstate New York and lived and trained with Cus D’Amato, who at that time had managed and trained Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson and Light heavyweight Champion Jose Torres. Cus was also the original trainer and manager of Iron Mike Tyson but died shortly before Tyson won his world title.
Joey was considered an outstanding prospect for the US Olympic team!
Joey had 6 pro fights, winning them all by knockout, but because of an eye infection had to retire.
Mon - Fri: Appointment Only
LEARN THE PEEK A BOO STYLE FROM AN AUTHENTIC STUDENT OF CUS D'AMATO
Accept no fake sources or substitutes!
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Get Your Heart Working
This is the opportunity to workout the way a real professional boxer would. You will learn technique through repetition from someone who has been there.
It’s More than Sit Ups
Tap into the latest fitness trend, come to Hadley’s Boxing Trainingfor a full body workout that is unparalleled by any other exercise regime. Boxing offers a combination of aerobic and muscle-building exercises that makes this old sport the hottest new workout available.
Get Fit Without Getting Hit
Go For It!
For those of you who merely want to punch their way into shape, we promise that you can LEARN TO BOX, GET FIT -- ALL WITHOUT GETTING HIT. For those who want to learn self-defense or for those who want to compete, Hadley's Boxing raining offers an environment where you can hone your skills.
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Assistant Coach: Nick Finlayson
101 Wesley-Reed Dr
Atoka, Tipton County 38004