Report: GLORY’s Artem Levin Open to Rubber Match With Joe Schilling, Wants Fight in Russia
By FCF Staff
If GLORY looks at booking a third bout between Joe Schilling and newly crowned, middleweight champ Artem Levin, the latter wants it to be in his native Russia.
Levin’s performance at GLORY’s “Last Man Standing” was one of the card’s key story lines, as the renowned striker scored wins over Alex Pereira, Filip Verlinden and Schilling to win the title.
In a follow up interview with GLORY, here is some of what Levin had to say about facing Schilling for a third time.
“I would be down to do it, but I still feel that I won the first fight as well as the second fight,” said Levin, while referring to his 2013, decision loss to Schilling. “The referee made a mistake with the second knockdown call in the first fight. So I feel like I have beaten Schilling twice and a third fight is not necessary, but if people want to see it we can do it.”
“But our fights have both taken place in Los Angeles, so if we fight a third time I would like to invite him to have the fight in Russia.”
Levin also added that in his opinion “GLORY could do well in Russia.”
With his victories on Saturday, the 27 year-old Levin now carries a record of 47-4-1.
“Last Man Standing” was hosted by the Forum in Inglewood, California.