Fail strikes gold for England at the GB Elite Tri-Nations Championships
Posted: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:11
Far Cotton teenager Carl Fail added to his growing reputation by striking gold at last weekend's Tri-Nations Championships in Scotland.
Fail was picked to represent England in Dunfermline at 69kg after winning last month's England Boxing Elite Senior Championship.
The 19-year-old southpaw was to come home with gold after hugely impressive unanimous points wins over Dennis Broadhurst and Fraser Gorn.
Broadhurst is the Scottish champion and Fail comprehensively outboxed him in their semi-final.
"As soon as I found my range, he couldn't hit me," Fail said.
He then went on to drop Gorn in the opening round on the way to another points win 24 hours later.
"They were both strong, mature seniors who went looking for the big shots," said Fail.
"The coaches told me to keep it long, throw the one-two and move off. We were told we would have to win the bouts clearly up there and I won both my bouts comfortably enough. I've had two bouts in two days and haven't got a mark on me. It was a great experience. I really enjoyed it. Not many English boxers can say they've beaten a Scottish boxer in Scotland."
Fail can also say he's won the Elite Championship at the first attempt - the final against Ekow Essuman in Liverpool last month was just his seventh senior bout - and he will surely now be added to the Great Britain Podium Potential squad.
He said: "I've got one more assessment and then I will have to wait to see what the coaches decide."
"I'm doing everything right. I'm winning the tournaments and I think I've proved I'm the best. I just have to keep working hard. I train two or three times every day. I get up early and go to bed late - and the hard work is paying off. I really do believe I'm the best in the country."
For more information about Boxing in Northamptonshire, please contact Alex Le Guével (Sports Development Officer - NGB's) at Northamptonshire Sport:
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