Originally Posted by dealt_with
You don't think strength training is a part of fitness? Enjoy being mediocre. Punching power makes a big difference these days and it will be more important when the headgear comes off and the new scoring is introduced. Nobody is going to suggest to lift weights instead of improving boxing skills, you should do both. Get your head out of the sand.
Sorry mate but I don't subscribe to the theory that you need to do weights to become an absolute powerhouse in Amateurs. No champion in the Ams has ever been the most powerful puncher. Especially not in the divisions below Super Middle. You are a muppet if you believe the Amateurs is anything but technical skill. As an example in the 2012 Australian Boxing Nationals, only 6-7 bouts were won on Stoppage.
But please for the record are you a State of National Champion? What weight division and what is your record?