Re: weight lifting...why such different views on it in boxing???????
Hypertrophy (building muscle)work like reps of 8-12 with short rest like <1 build muscle, that's why body builders do it that way. Arnold used to do 5 sets of 12 reps with 30 sec rest. This makes you huge and stiff like the old timers say. I agree, all the dudes I see like this are mad slow. Look at the MMA guys with amazing physiques, slow as ****.
One the other hand, you can do 1-5 reps of heavy weight, with long rests up to 5 mins, and that emphasizes neurological adaptations (neural drive), this type of work was suggested by Dr. Tudor Bumpa(invented periodization training for elite athletes) for boxers, and martial artists because of its relationship with explosive power.
That's what I have read and saw, me personally, I love body weight work and don't lift anymore. Lifting messes with my joints, and I feel much slower when I do it, and the body weight stuff doesn't do this. Also, all the all time fighters I really prefer to watch didn't lift and they were way more exciting and skilled, so whatever they did I try to emulate.