Carl Fail impresses as he overpowers Zulgis in second professional fight

Northampton boxer Carl Fail was hugely impressive as he claimed a second-round stoppage win over Kristaps Zulgis in the MTK Fight Night in Bolton on Saturday night.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:39 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:40 pm
Carl Fail

In only his second professional fight, former Far Cotton amateur Fail had too much class and firepower for his Latvian opponent, who was counted out seconds before the end of round two of their bout at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The 24-year-old was fighting just five weeks after his debut professional win over Jordan Dujon, but he looked anything like a rookie as he dominated his 29-year-old opponent, who was racking up pro fight number 25.

Southpaw Fail was razor sharp from the first bell, landing many accurate punches, and first knocked Zulgis to the canvas early in the second round.

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On that occasion Zulgis resumed after an eight count, but there was no way back when he was decked again at the end of the second, with referee Steve Gray ending the fight there and then.

“Five weeks ago I had my debut and then I had the chance to jump in and take this fight, and it feels great to get the victory," said Fail.

"I learned so much from my debut and I took that experience into my second fight and it showed.

“I’m learning in the gym all the time. There are still bits I need to work on, but we’ll keep developing and getting better and better.

"I watched my brother Ben’s professional debut and got a lot of experience from that too."

Twin brother Ben was at Saturday's fight, and Carl was also able to have two coaches in his corner, having only been allowed one on his debut due to coronavirus regulations.

“We’re a tight team, and having them here with me is great," said Fail, .

"I’m ready to grab any opportunity that comes my way, so I hope to be out again soon.”