Virgil made his K-1 MAX debut on 4 May 2005 at the K-1 World MAX 2005 World Tournament Open against former champion Albert Kraus with the prize being a place at the quarter final stage of the 2005 K-1 MAX final. Virgil was unable to defeat the 2002 champion but impressed enough to be offered a super fight at the final event. After racking up a couple of wins with the promotion he was invited back the following year to take place in qualifying only to lose to the 2004 champion Buakaw Por. Pramuk. Once again Virgil impressed in the split decision extension round defeat and was invited to take part in the quarter finals despite the loss. At the final he met Andy Souwer in the quarter finals and suffered his first stoppage defeat.
Later that year Virgil made his first (and so far only) appearance in Shoot boxing's number one event – the S-Cup. He met fellow boxer Daniel Dawson in the quarter final stage but was unable to proceed losing by unanimous decision. Despite early initial promise with the K-1 organization Virgil's record has been patchy – mixing good wins against the likes of Takayuki Kohiruimaki and Ole Laursen with a number of defeats including a shock loss against Se Ki Kim at the K-1 Fighting Network Khan in 2007.
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