The Middleweight bound as part of the Glory Superfight Series, has Russia’s Artem” The Lion” Levin square off against Canada’s Robert Thomas.
Levin comes outs swinging with big body shots as Thomas answers with leg kicks. Unfortunately the first round is slow, for every big punch landed, Levin has clinched Thomas earning a warning from the referee. Levin having primarily fought Muay Thai style shows as he is eagerly seeking the clinch. The first round ends with Thomas landing a spinning back fist.
Thomas is clearly frustrated by not being able to land clear strikes because of Levin’s constant clinching, but that’s not stopping the Canadian from throwing leg kicks. It is now Levin on the attack landing three big hooks to the head and one to the body.
The Russian has dropped his hands showing almost no respect to his Canadian opponent, before receiving a second warning from the referee about excessive clinching. Levin seems to be pushing more than he is jabbing with his left hand, but a powerful left hook lands before Thomas pushes him away with a stomp kick to the chest.
Heading into the third and final round, the Levin feels he has locked up the victory, but with two warnings, and no knockdowns, the judges can see his antics as a reason to grant the victory to Thomas. Finally, the ref has had enough and deducts a point from Levin’s excessive clinching. Now Levin has become the aggressor in order to make up for that deduction in the third.
The bout goes all three rounds and the judges have declared Levin by unanimous decision.