Tough to argue with Mosley’s results, but when it comes to improving speed and punching power, it really depends on who you ask.
Joe Lewis is a big advocate of resistance training when it comes to improving speed and punching power, and the guy is just as fast and hits as hard or harder now in his 60’s than he did when he was in his prime.
In the end the individual should do whatever they feel works best for them. [/quote]
He’s also not fighting the same level of competition, for the same amounts of money as mosley.
He also fought at a much heavier weight. At 147(mosley) for a 5’7 guy lifting weights is bound to put size on you, and trying to resist that size will just lead to fatigue, and slower speed. If you don’t and just go up a weight class he’s not going to have the same knock out power someone naturally that size who has been there a while.
Regarding the Oscar fight he may or may not have meant that particular time, since he was using roids also. Using steriods and lifting weights won’t slow you down like lifting weights without steriods, if he decided to stop using he most likely was going to have to change the way he uses resistance.