The future is looking very bright for the super-bantamweight Belfast boxer, known as The Jackal, with a blockbuster showdown fight in the US against Leo Santa Cruz now looking very likely.
The 27-year-old Tiger's Bay hero was the toast of the boxing world this weekend, but rather than quaffing champagne and a luxury feast, the down-to-earth family man celebrated Friday's second round win with a fish supper and of course the company of his beautiful wife Christine and their three-year-old daughter Carla.
The Lisburn-based couple are floating on air after Carl, roared on by a 9,000 strong crowd, knocked out Mexican fighter Hugo Cazares in the second round of a WBC World super-bantamweight title final eliminator at the Odyssey Arena.
Carl took to Twitter to share his weekend experiences with fans and make a lighthearted comment aimed at his other half.
"I went to bed at 3am, I've already been up for an hour and I cant sleep. To make things worse @XtineDorrian (Christine) is snoring beside me," he wrote.
Christine playfully replied: "Try getting woke up with someone chewing stale sandwiches in your ear like a big horse."
After a gruelling diet and exercise regime ahead of fight night on Saturday, Carl said he enjoyed "a lazy day with lots of gorging".
"Christine got a McDonald's but I'm going for a taco chip and a fish – that's our celebration," he said.
Christine confirmed that her 5ft 5in husband has a big appetite and "eats like a 7ft man. You wouldn't believe it unless you saw it," she said.