Re: weight lifting...why such different views on it in boxing???????
The are different conditions that a fighter should train.
1. strength 2. endurance 3. Speed and power
Strength can be trained with heavy weights. Exercises must be very short 1-3 reps and very few sets and the rest period should be much higher than with bodybuilding. The focus is quality not quantity. this also prevents fighter becoming too heavily muscle-bound and stiff and prevents too much latic acid build-up.
Endurance is best trained the traditional way of running and boxing work. But some light weight resistance training with a high rep range can work.
Speed and power can be address with plyometric and moving light and medium weights at a fast velocity