Re: Bodybuilding among boxers?
When the movie Rocky II first appeared in theaters, the film critic Roger Ebert viewed it sitting next to Ali and included Ali's assessment in his (Ebert's) review (Chicago Sun-Times). One of the comments Ebert quoted Ali on was a scene with Stallone lifting weights in preparation for the big rematch. Ali's staement (according to Ebert) was that it was something Stallone did just to heighten the scene in the movie montage and that real boxers don't lift weights because it "tightens up the muscles."
Granted, that's one persons opinion from almost 30 years ago, but Ali never appeared to have lifted weights and he never seemed "tight" in the ring.