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Boxers Weight Lifting


How do you guys feel about boxers lifting weights? Heavyweights such as Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr both lifted weights and it clearly did them some good! My question is why isn't weight lifting a big deal for training for boxers? Most boxers obviously train cardio and technique, but increased triceps power would surely pack a punch?


Do a search of the forum for lifting weights and punching power/boxing, this topic has been discussed extensively (both sides of the argument have also been articulately explained as well).