Re: weight lifting...why such different views on it in boxing???????
We had a PTI who made us 80lb packs and then we hiked with them and did all sorts of weight PT with them. Swings, lifts, sprints, bunch of other stuff.
It sucked. And I gained 15lb of muscle that semester.
I wouldn't do it for boxing training, but it works for what it's designed for I guess.