At GLORY 10 in Los Angeles American Middleweight Joe Schilling did what many had deemed impossible by defeating longtime kingpin of the surrounding weight classes in Artem Levin. The Levin fight was one that Joe Schilling had been asking to happen for years now, with it even being signed and falling apart at the last minute. With that in the books, Joe Schilling’s next challenge is against New Yorker Wayne Barrett at GLORY 12 New York on November 23rd.
GLORY 12 New York will go down at the Theater at Madison Square Garden and feature a one-night Lightweight tournament featuring the best Lightweights in the world. But headlining the event will be local Wayne Barrett challenging the new Middleweight kingpin in Joe Schilling. When Schilling was asked about the challenge from Barrett he seemed to feel that Barrett is moving up too fast, too quickly. [link]
“Personally I don’t think he has the experience to be fighting me at this stage. He’s a big strong guy but he is no Artem Levin, you know what I mean? But I will train hard for it the same as any other dangerous fight,” he says.
“I’ve made the mistake of underestimating people in the past and I got caught out. There’s no easy fights in GLORY, he is big and strong and athletic. I take him seriously. But on paper I think I should win.”