British Muay Thai fighter Jacob Smith is set for one of his biggest fights of his career next month when he takes on Rodtang Jitmuangnon at ONE on TNT. As ONE Championship debuts go, they don’t get much bigger than this.
Rodtang is arguably one of the best pound-for-pound Muay Thai fighters of the modern era and undoubtedly one of the most aggressive and exciting. His suits that of Jacob Smith who is also an aggressive fighter always walking forward looking to engage in a brawl.
The UK #1 recently said Rodtang would be THE fight he’d like the most, and in less than three weeks time he will get his wish.
Jacob regularly posts insights to his training regime and workouts on his social media. Here’s our top reasons why you should follow Jacob Smith on Instagram.
Strength and Conditioning Workout Motivation
If you’re lacking some inspiration for your workouts or bored of your regular routines, check out some of Jacob’s gruelling and creative strength and conditioning workouts.
Every morning without fail, Jacob puts himself through some of the toughest workouts possible. With a mix of pad work, strength and conditioning and weight training, you’ll not be short of inspiration when looking at Jacob Smith’s brutal workouts.
Fitness and Weight Loss Motivation
Jacob Smith was scheduled to make his original ONE Championship debut against Superlek Kiatmoo9 in March 2020. The rapid spread of COVID-19 and the Worldwide pandemic forced the cancellation of the event however. Jacob had taken this news badly and it had effected his motivation.
After gaining weight, Jacob pulled himself together and put himself through some gruesome workouts throughout lockdown during 2020. If lockdown has affected you in the same way and you need some workout motivation to get moving again, look no further than Jacob Smith.
Muay Thai and Boxing Padwork Videos
Recently, Jacob Smith has began training with one of the top UK boxing coaches, John Gillies, at 4 Corner Boxing Gym in Liverpool. He has also officially joined the team at Bad Company in preparation for his upcoming bout against Rodtang Jitmuangnon.
His Instagram gives an insight into some of his fast-paced and powerful pad work and training as he prepares for the biggest fight of his life.
Sparring with the best British Muay Thai fighters
As previously mentioned, Jacob Smith has joined the team at Bad Company. He regularly makes the 2-hour trip across to Leeds to train with the likes of Liam Harrison, Andy Howson, Jordan Watson, Stephen Meleady and many more.
Many of the other top UK Muay Thai fighters such as Keith McLachlan, Liam McGrandles and Amber Kitchen – and rising prospects Joe Ryan and Corey McLachlan – all regularly make the trip to Bad Company.