Northampton fighter Carl Fail impresses on professional debut as he beats Jordan Dujon

Northampton boxer Carl Fail got his professional career off to a superb start as he claimed a points win over Jordan Dujon in Bolton on Friday night.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 11:20 am
Carl Fail is all smiles as he is declared the winner of his first professional fight, beating Jordan Dujon on points (Picture: MTK Global Twitter - @MTKGlobal)

Fail impressively put an end to Dujon's unbeaten record, with the Londoner having gone into the fight with four wins out of four.

The Far Cotton fighter, who was a national champion as an amateur, claimed the win in the super welterweight contest by a score of 58-56.

Southpaw Fail dominated most of the six rounds, and was delighted to claim a win in what was a very tough debut contest on the MTK Fight Night card.

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“I knew it would be a tough fight, but I went in there and did the job," said Fail.

"I’ve got two great coaches working with me and we can adapt to any situation depending on how the fight plays out.

“It was my first fight so there was a lot to take in. I enjoyed it and came out with the victory, but there was a lot of pressure.

"I’m always hard on myself though, so I’ll listen to my team and see how they felt it went.”Fail is now hoping to quickly get back in the ring to build on his debut.

Carl Fail hits the target in his fight with Jordan Dujon (Picture courtesy of MTK Global Twitter - @MTKGlobal)

"I’m hoping to make my mark in the super-welterweight division this year and have at least four fights," said the 24-year-old, whose twin brother Ben is also a professional boxer, having won his debut fight last September.

“I have dedicated my life to this sport from a young age and I am very excited to show everybody what I am all about as a professional."

Fail's debut was played out behind closed doors at the University of Bolton Stadium, but broadcast live on ESPN+.

The main event was Lewis Crocker's WBO European welterweight title win over Deniz Ilbay, while Gary Cully claimed the WBO European lightweight title with a second round triumph over Viktor Kotochigov.