Guildford light-heavyweight, Sam Smith (5-1), enters the exciting Ultimate Boxxer II tournament at The Indigo at The O2 on November 2.
With a whopping £50k cash prize up for grabs, the 175-pounder is leaving no stone unturned in his preparations, which inevitably involves getting the right fuel into his system to be able to make the 175lbs limit whilst having the right energy and recovery to train at peak performance.
The Paddy Fitzpatrick-trained fighter disclosed his nutrition routine exclusively to BBN:
5:30am: Porridge or oats and a protein shake
8am – 11am: Training session
Snacks: Apple and handful of almonds
1:30pm: Chicken or fish with vegetables
1 hour before training: Porridge
6pm – 7pm: Training session
7:30pm: Chicken with sweet potato
Four litres of water per day
Sam Smith: “I have been doing this diet since 2015 and it nearly killed me at first because I used to box at 91kg (200lbs). So, to bring everything down to light-heavyweight from cruiserweight was a challenge at first, but I’m very used to it now and get all the energy I need.
Unlike other boxers, I live and train at my weight, so I don’t have to boil down and drain myself in the last week. Everyone has their own way of doing things that works for them and this is my way.
My training camp also consists of five runs per week and hill sprints at least once per week. I usually have a protein shake afterwards for recovery.”
Ultimate Boxxer II takes place on November 2 at The Indigo at The O2 and features former English light-heavyweight champion Joel 'El Toro' McIntyre (17-2); John ‘Johnboy’ McCallum (11-1), a seven-time national amateur champion from Edinburgh with only one loss on his pro record coming through injury; the highly-touted unbeaten 6ft 6in Shakan Pitters (7-0), 29 from Birmingham; courageous Dec ‘Kyd Nytro’ Spelman (12-1) who returns to the biggest stage yet since his tragic fight with the late Scott Westgarth; Southern Area title contender Jordan Joseph (7-2-1); British Challenge belt champion ‘Dazzling’ Darrel Church, (7-2-1); Frimley’s fledgling pro Sam Horsfall (2-0), widely considered as the wildcard after turning professional only earlier this year; and Paddy Fitzpatrick’s protégé ‘Sniper’ Sam Smith (5-1).
Love Island’s Idris Virgo (2-0) also appears as he takes part in his third pro fight on the undercard in his first appearance in the ring since his stint on TV’s most popular reality TV show.
The lucrative £50k prize money and the newest prize in boxing, the sought-after golden robe bestowed personally by Ricky Hatton, await the winner of the ground-breaking new tournament that mixes sport with youth culture and entertainment, with Britain’s biggest DJ Charlie Sloth in attendance alongside many other special guests.
Founded on a desire to make the professional game more accessible for boxers and fans alike, Ultimate Boxxer II will be shown on multiple platforms for all generations, with live coverage on Facebook via UNILAD from 8.15pm, before going live on Freeview on Channel 5Spike from 10pm.
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