Simon Marcus wins Artem Levin
Simon Marcus attacking Artem Levin in their 2015 bout in San Diego / Photo: James Law / GLORY Sports International

It has all come to the logical conclusion in the trilogy of Russian Artem Levin and Canadian Simon Marcus.

Two middleweights were squaring the differences in kickboxing championship headlining Glory 27 fight night on Friday 26th February in Chicago, Il.

Highly anticipated rematch went ahead finalizing the venture started in 2013 when Marcus defeated Levin in Muay Thai bout at Lion Fight 9 event. In May 2015 they fought for the second time with Levin defending his Glory belt that he gained a year earlier by taking all ‘Last Man Standing’ tourney. Their match went into a draw with the champion retaining his title. Indeed, the judges’ score cards and the opinions of several fans saw a different result, which conclusively led to this third clash. Since then Marcus hasn’t fought until now. Levin went through four-fight winning stake.

Their trilogy has now come to the end with Marcus taking the cake. Levin had enough in the final round after the referee deducted the second point from his bill for clinching. The first one was taken off in Round 2, evidently already then causing Levin in loss of his effort to continue the challenge.

The verdict reportedly states a disqualification of Levin at 2 minutes 55 seconds of Round 3, that leads to Marcus becoming a new middleweight title holder. Indeed, there still have been a bit of controversy in their last fight.

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.