Artem Levin

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Artem Levin
Artem Levin belts.jpg
BornАртё́м Вале́рьевич Ле́вин
(1986-12-08) December 8, 1986 (age 32)
Prokopyevsk, Russian SFSR, USSR
Native nameАртём Левин
Other namesThe Lion
NationalityRussian Russia
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight84.8 kg (187 lb; 13.35 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Middleweight
Reach77 in (196 cm)
StyleMuay Thai
TeamKuzbass Muay Thai
TrainerVitaly Miller
Years active2003–present
Professional boxing record
Total1
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses0
Kickboxing record
Total102
Wins92
By knockout35
Losses8
By knockout2
Draws2
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
last updated on: June 21, 2014

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.[1] He is the former Glory Middleweight Champion. As of 1 November 2018, he is ranked the #5 middleweight in the world by Combat Press.[2]

Biography and career[edit]

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[3][4] and then February 23, 2013,[5] before eventually settling on March 15, 2013 at Lion Fight 9 in Las Vegas[6][7] with the inaugural Lion Fight Light Heavyweight Championship will be on the line.[8][9][10] Although a closely contested bout, it was Marcus' clinching skills that made the difference as he took the unanimous decision win.[11][12][13][14][15]

Moving up to 85 kg/187 lb, Levin defeated Sahak Parparyan via an extension round decision at Glory 7: Milan in Milan, Italy on April 20, 2013.[16][17][18][19]

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.[20][21][22] 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.[23][24][25]

He was scheduled to fight Hicham El Gaoui for the WKN light heavyweight title at Diamond Fight: Friendship in Chelyabinsk, Russia on December 13, 2013[26] but the match fell through.

Levin defeated Robert Thomas via UD at Glory 16: Denver in Broomfield, Colorado, US on April 3, 2014.[27][28]

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.[29][30] The bout was cancelled, however, in order for fighters to compete at Glory 17: Los Angeles which was held a week later.[31]

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.[32][33][34]

Titles[edit]

[35]

  • Professional
  • Amateur
    • 2015 IFMA Russian Muaythai Champion Gold (86 kg)
    • 2015 IFMA Best Athlete of the Year
    • 2014 IFMA Russian Muaythai Champion Gold (86 kg)
    • 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games Muaythai champion Gold (81 kg)
    • 2013 IFMA Russian Muaythai Champion Gold (81 kg)
    • 2012 IFMA World Muaythai champion Gold (81 kg)
    • 2012 IFMA European Muaythai champion Gold (81 kg)
    • 2011 IFMA European Muaythai champion Gold (81 kg)
    • 2010 SportAccord World Combat Games Muaythai champion Gold (75 kg)
    • 2010 IFMA European Muaythai champion Gold (75 kg)
    • 2009 IFMA European Muaythai champion Gold (75 kg)
    • 2008 Busan TAFISA World Games IFMA Muaythai champion Gold (75 kg)
    • 2007 IFMA World Muaythai champion Gold (75 kg)
    • 2006 IFMA World Muaythai champion Gold (75 kg)
    • 2006 WMF World Muaythai champion Gold (75 kg)
    • 2005 WMF World Muaythai champion Gold (67 kg)
    • 2004 IFMA European Muaythai champion Gold (67 kg)
    • 2003–2011 IFMA Russian Muaythai Champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record
Boxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". www.pro.muaythai-russia.ru. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  2. ^ "Combat Press Kickboxing Rankings: November 2018". combatpress.com.
  3. ^ Fights To Watch In December: Part 2
  4. ^ Artem Levin vs. Simon Marcus now expected for December 21st in Russia
  5. ^ Simon Marcus vs. Artem Levin postponed again
  6. ^ Simon Marcus vs. Artem Levin expected to take place at Lion Fight 9 on March 15th in Las Vegas
  7. ^ Simon Marcus set to take on Artem Levin at Lion Fight 9, possibly out of GLORY 5
  8. ^ Lion Fight 9 - Fights Announced: Marcus vs. Levin, Ross, Schilling, van Soest
  9. ^ Simon Marcus vs. Artem Levin official for Lion Fight 9; Tiffany Van Soest, Kevin Ross, and Joe Schilling all in action as well Archived 2013-03-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ March Madness: Muay Thai Fights to Watch This Month
  11. ^ Lion Fight 9 Preview
  12. ^ Lion Fight 9 Live Updates
  13. ^ Artem Levin vs. Simon Marcus a year in the making, but well worth the wait Archived 2014-07-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Lion Fight 9 Live Play by Play and Results Archived 2014-07-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ Results and Recap: Lion Fight 9
  16. ^ GLORY 7 Milan Fight Card For April 20
  17. ^ GLORY 7 Milan Live Results
  18. ^ GLORY 7 Milan Live Updates
  19. ^ Giorgio Petrosyan Barely Breaks a Sweat against Hafid El Boustati: GLORY 7 Milan Full Results Archived 2013-04-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ GLORY 10 Los Angeles: Middleweight Tournament
  21. ^ Glory 10 set for Ontario, CA with 4-man middleweight tournament Archived 2013-08-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ Match ups announced for Glory 10 middleweight tournament Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ GLORY 10 Live Results and Updates
  24. ^ GLORY 10 results, LIVE online fight coverage stream for 'Los Angeles'
  25. ^ Joe Schilling is the New GLORY Middleweight Champion of the World
  26. ^ Artem Levin back in action this weekend at Diamond Fight in Russia Archived December 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ UFC Veteran Pat Barry Suffers First-Round Knockout Loss to Zack Mwekassa at Glory 16
  28. ^ Glory 16 Results Archived 2015-03-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ Monte Carlo Fighting Masters 2014 card
  30. ^ MONTE CARLO FIGHTING MASTERS MUAY THAI EVENT with Lidon, Pinca, Levin and Banchamek!
  31. ^ Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters 2 - Fightcard, resultats. Archived 2014-06-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  32. ^ Glory 17 and Last Man Standing Live Results Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  33. ^ Glory's Last Man Standing Results Archived June 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  34. ^ Glory results: Artem Levin, Rico Verhoeven and Joseph Valtellini take home Glory gold
  35. ^ "Artem Levin". www.k-1.se. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  36. ^ Levin vs Fu Gao Feng

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