Fight Record TOTAL: 46 Wins (WINS BY WAY OF K.O.: 24) // 2 Loses // 2 Draws
Fight Record PRO: 27 Wins // 0 Loses // 0 Draws
Country of Birth: Toronto, Canada
Weight: 180-190 lbs. (81.6 kg-86.2 kg)
Height: 6’1″ (185.928 cm)
School: Siam No.1
Years Training: 6
- 2012 WMPF world Championship
- 2010 Sport Accord Combat Games 81 kg Muay Thai GOLD Medal
- 2010 Northern Thailand Champion Light Heavy Weight
- 2010 Thaphae Champion Light Heavy Weight
- 2009 WKA North American Amateur Muay Thai Champion Cruiser Weight
- 2008 World Amateur Muay Thai – Thailand – Silver
- 2007 World Amateur Muay Thai – Thailand – Gold
Simon Marcus is one of the top North American Muay Thai fighters in the Light Heavyweight division. Hailing from Toronto, Canada he is also one of the top contenders for the WBC Light Heavyweight World Title. He will be taking on American nak muay Joe Schilling one more time, with the winner of the fight moving on the face Artem Levin, the current WBC World Champion, at the WBC “Battle of the Belts” event June 9th in Bangkok, Thailand. The last time these 2 met at Lion Fight Promotions “Battle in the Desert 5” on February 25th. The fight ended with Simon walking away the victor with a controversial TKO in the first round. Some claim the technique Simon used was not legal, other claimed if you thought the technique was illegal to go and study a Muay Thai bible, and others might have even put the blame on the referee. Schilling, upset over the outcome, even went so far as to apply to appeal the decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but the ruling did not change. Muay Thai fans from both sides went crazy and there was much debate and people were demanding a rematch. Lion Fight Promotions listened to the fans and now we have the rematch set for May 12th on the highly anticipated “Lion Fight Muay Thai VI: Schilling vs Marcus II” event.
I caught up with Simon Marcus to ask him a few questions about his rematch with Joe Schilling.
Simon, since your first fight with Joe in February you have been pretty busy. You fought in Thailand in March and China in April. How has your training camp been going for the upcoming bout?
SM – Great training camp for this fight. I had to prepare for my fights in China so I was already in great shape, and I didn’t take any time off knowing that this fight was next up.
Have you done anything different (training or otherwise) to prepare for the rematch?
SM – No not at all I trained hard to make sure I was fit and strong for the first fight and I’ve done the same this time around. I would say I am in even better condition for this fight due to the fact that I have had to keep training hard since the last bout up until now.
You walked away with the big win, and the bonus of Joes fight purse the first time around. That had to be a great feeling. Did you spend (what would have been) Joes portion buying drinks for your whole crew, or save the money for a rainy day?
SM – I try to save as much as I can. Knowing I have so many big fights this year I haven’t been partying at all much.
What do you feel is an advantage you have over Joe?
SM – Good question. I believe I’m better in many different aspects of the fight game. I’m more experienced than joe and I’ve fought many more experienced world level opponents, I’m stronger and just better all around. I think things that he has built up his reputation for will not work on top level fighters such as myself.
Simon, you’re coming off a a big win against Kaoklai in Thailand and also a big double win in China where you faced 2 opponents in a row. You did pretty much the same thing fighting 2 Iranians when we fought on that ridiculous event in Iran. Is this a common thing for you? and How different is it preparing for 2 opponents?
SM – I have fought in tournament style events more than three times before, once were I fought four fights in five days in the world armatures in BKK and then another three fights in the following five days in Chiang Mai Thailand. So fighting consecutive fights is a challenge I enjoy because you get to work on your mistakes the very next day. There is the possibility of injury but I think it only makes you a better fighter when you fight injured because you are forced to use other weapons and techniques that you may not be comfortable using. This makes your all around fight game much better and your mind sharper.
Who is your favorite fighter(past or present)? Someone you look up to or maybe feel you model your style after…
SM – Sakmonkol is my favorite because I believe his fighting spirit is greater than any other fighter I have ever watched. I also look up to Namkabuan because he is a genius in the ring and can play his opponents simply because he out thinks them. Also Buakaw because he is the perfect example of how beautiful, powerful and effective Muay Thai really is.
Your prediction for the rematch?
SM-Simon Marcus wins a decisive victory over joe schilling and is the New WBC Interm World Champion.
Thank you for taking the time for the questions. Do you have any shout outs or anything you want to say to your fans?
I would like shout out all the Bad Bwoy fans that support me and the sport of Muay Thai. Also all the people that encourage me and believed in me from day one especially my family. Also Siam No.1 Muay Thai Academy and Ajahn Suchart for helping me build the foundation to make my dreams come true. Love~Respect~Believe
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