|Born||Артё́м Вале́рьевич Ле́вин
December 8, 1986
Prokopyevsk, Russian SFSR, USSR
|Native name||Артём Левин|
|Other names||The Lion|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||84.8 kg (187 lb; 13.35 st)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
|Team||Kuzbass Muay Thai|
|Professional boxing record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
Artem Valeryevich Levin (Russian: Артё́м Вале́рьевич Ле́вин; born December 8, 1986), also known as Artem "The Lion" Levin, is a Russian light heavyweight Muay Thai kickboxer fighting out of Prokopyevsk. He is the current World Muay Thai Council (WMC) Intercontinental and EMF European Muay Thai champion. He is the former Glory Middleweight Champion. As of 28 September 2016, Levin is ranked the #3 middleweight in the world by LiverKick.com.
Biography and career
He is the captain of Russian National Muaythai Team. He's become Chairman of the Athletes Commission at IFMA since 2012.
Artem moved up to light heavyweight after the SportAccord Combat Games in 2010.
The much-anticipated fight between Artem Levin and Simon Marcus was scheduled for the third time and set for December 21, 2012 in Ekaterinburg, Russia and then February 23, 2013, before eventually settling on March 15, 2013 at Lion Fight 9 in Las Vegas with the inaugural Lion Fight Light Heavyweight Championship will be on the line. Although a closely contested bout, it was Marcus' clinching skills that made the difference as he took the unanimous decision win.
He competed in the four man 85 kg/187 lb tournament at Glory 10: Los Angeles - Middleweight World Championship Tournament in Ontario, California, United States on September 28, 2013. After cruising to a unanimous decision over Jason Wilnis in the semi-finals, he lost out to Joe Schilling in the final. He took round one but was knocked down in two when Schilling connected with a right overhand followed by a knee. The bout was ruled a draw after three rounds and went to an extension round in which Schilling scored a controversial knockdown and took the unanimous decision and the belt.
Artem Levin was expected to rematch Simon Marcus in a fight for the WMC World Light Heavyweight (175 lbs/79.379 kg) Championship at Monte Carlo Fighting Masters 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco on June 14, 2014. The bout was cancelled, however, in order for fighters to compete at Glory 17: Los Angeles which was held a week later.
Levin won the Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing middleweight tournament and the inaugural Glory Middleweight Championship in Inglewood, California on June 21, 2014, defeating Alex Pereira in the quarter-finals and Filip Verlinden in the semis, both by clear-cut unanimous decision, before rematching Joe Schilling in the final. He scored a knockdown with a spinning backfist in round one, but was docked a point by referee Al Wichgers for excessive clinching in three. He did enough to win, however, taking another UD, with all three judges scoring the bout 29-26 in favour of Levin.
- 2015 WKN World Cruiserweight (-88.5 kg) Muay Thai Champion
- Glory Middleweight (-85 kg/187.4 lb) Championship (one time; first; one defense)
- 2014 Glory Middleweight (-85 kg/187.4 lb) Last Man Standing Tournament Champion
- 2013 Glory Middleweight (-85 kg/187.4 lb) World Championship Tournament Runner-up
- 2011 WBC Muaythai World Light heavyweight (175 lbs/79.379 kg) champion (1 def.)
- 2010 It's Showtime 77 MAX World Champion (1 def.)
- 2008 The Contender Asia Season 2 Russian qualifying tournament champion
- 2008 Battle of Champions tournament World Champion
- 2007 WMC Intercontinental title at 76 kg
- 2007 WMC EMF European title at 76 kg
- 2015 IFMA Russian Muaythai Champion (86 kg)
- 2014 IFMA Russian Muaythai Champion (86 kg)
- 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games Muaythai champion (81 kg)
- 2013 IFMA Russian Muaythai Champion (81 kg)
- 2012 IFMA World Muaythai champion (81 kg)
- 2012 IFMA European Muaythai champion (81 kg)
- 2011 IFMA European Muaythai champion (81 kg)
- 2010 SportAccord World Combat Games Muaythai champion (75 kg)
- 2010 IFMA European Muaythai champion (75 kg)
- 2009 IFMA European Muaythai champion (75 kg)
- 2008 Busan TAFISA World Games IFMA Muaythai champion (75 kg)
- 2007 IFMA World Muaythai champion (75 kg)
- 2006 IFMA World Muaythai champion (75 kg)
- 2006 WMF World Muaythai champion (75 kg)
- 2005 WMF World Muaythai champion (67 kg)
- 2004 IFMA European Muaythai champion (67 kg)
- 2003–2011 IFMA Russian Muaythai Champion
90 Wins, 8 Losses, 2 Draws
1 Win (1 (T)KO's, 0 decisions), 0 Losses
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- "Profile". www.pro.muaythai-russia.ru. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
- "Rankings". liverkick.com.
- Fights To Watch In December: Part 2
- Artem Levin vs. Simon Marcus now expected for December 21st in Russia
- Simon Marcus vs. Artem Levin postponed again
- Simon Marcus vs. Artem Levin expected to take place at Lion Fight 9 on March 15th in Las Vegas
- Simon Marcus set to take on Artem Levin at Lion Fight 9, possibly out of GLORY 5
- Lion Fight 9 - Fights Announced: Marcus vs. Levin, Ross, Schilling, van Soest
- Simon Marcus vs. Artem Levin official for Lion Fight 9; Tiffany Van Soest, Kevin Ross, and Joe Schilling all in action as well
- March Madness: Muay Thai Fights to Watch This Month
- Lion Fight 9 Preview
- Lion Fight 9 Live Updates
- Artem Levin vs. Simon Marcus a year in the making, but well worth the wait
- Lion Fight 9 Live Play by Play and Results
- Results and Recap: Lion Fight 9
- GLORY 7 Milan Fight Card For April 20
- GLORY 7 Milan Live Results
- GLORY 7 Milan Live Updates
- Giorgio Petrosyan Barely Breaks a Sweat against Hafid El Boustati: GLORY 7 Milan Full Results
- GLORY 10 Los Angeles: Middleweight Tournament
- Glory 10 set for Ontario, CA with 4-man middleweight tournament
- Match ups announced for Glory 10 middleweight tournament
- GLORY 10 Live Results and Updates
- GLORY 10 results, LIVE online fight coverage stream for 'Los Angeles'
- Joe Schilling is the New GLORY Middleweight Champion of the World
- Artem Levin back in action this weekend at Diamond Fight in Russia Archived December 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- UFC Veteran Pat Barry Suffers First-Round Knockout Loss to Zack Mwekassa at Glory 16
- Glory 16 Results
- Monte Carlo Fighting Masters 2014 card
- MONTE CARLO FIGHTING MASTERS MUAY THAI EVENT with Lidon, Pinca, Levin and Banchamek!
- Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters 2 - Fightcard, resultats.
- Glory 17 and Last Man Standing Live Results
- Glory's Last Man Standing Results Archived June 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- Glory results: Artem Levin, Rico Verhoeven and Joseph Valtellini take home Glory gold
- "Artem Levin". www.k-1.se. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
- Levin vs Fu Gao Feng