Originally Posted by HELLRAZAH
the average boxer who doesnt lift lol wtf does weight lifting have to do with punching power, do u think dudes like felix trinidad spend all day in the weight room working there guns to feel the burn haha
Obviously you can have a fast, explosive punch without lifting weights...however, you can have a faster and more explosive punch by lifting weights.
Anyways, you don't think someone who has extreme core strength and can overhead press 300 pounds, and has good technique could probably punch harder than someone with extreme core strength, good technique, but could only overhead press 135 pounds?
Obviously, strength isn't the only factor in determining punching power/speed. But being stronger obviously is better than being weaker. If you're a boxer and you don't lift weights, you're an idiot.