GLORY 19: Joe Schilling “Not Entirely Satisfied With my Performance”, Despite Scoring Victory
By FCF Staff
Joe Schilling may have taken a step towards another bout with GLORY middleweight champ Artem Levin last night, but the American kickboxer apparently isn’t thrilled with his win over Robert Thomas.
Schilling worked his way to a unanimous decision win over the young Canadian at GLORY 19, but the top ranked middleweight had this to say about the bout afterwards (quote via GLORY press release):
“I’m not entirely satisfied with my performance because I wanted to put him away but Robert Thomas is a really tough kid and I think he’s got a bright future in the sport. He took some big shots from me and kept coming. I was surprised he was able to beat the count after that knockdown in the third round.”
Schilling went on to add that he hopes to face Levin sometime in the coming months, who decisioned him at GLORY’s “Last Man Standing” in 2014. The two also fought in 2013, but in that bout, Schilling won via decision.
“It’s no secret that me and Artem Levin are rivals. He actually recently moved to California and we’re friendly, but inside the ring it’s all business. He’s got the middleweight title belt and I think I can take it from him.”
With last night’s win, Schilling’s record now stands at 18-7.
GLORY 19 was hosted by Hampton, Virginia.