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Georges Carpentier

Knowledge Identifier: +Georges_Carpentier


Georges Carpentier

French boxer add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1894.

Countries: United States (38%), France (38%), United Kingdom (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson (boxer), David Sarnoff




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Georges Carpentier was born in 1894 add something


He fought mainly as a light heavyweight and heavyweight in a career lasting from 1908-26 add something


With his first professional bout at age 14, he was welterweight champion of France and of Europe in 1911, middleweight champion of Europe in 1912, and light heavyweight champion of Europe in 1913 add something


On June 1, 1913, he beat "Bombardier" Billy Wells in Ghent, Belgium to become heavyweight champion of Europe add something


He defended his title in December against Wells, in January 1914 against Pat O'Keefe and in London on July 16 he beat Ed "Gunboat" Smith to add the "White Heavyweight Champion of the World" to his European title add something


Carpentier was a referee during the early stages of his career, supervising a number of fights including the world title bout between Jack Johnson and Frank Moran in June 1914 add something


The fight took place on October 12, 1920, in Jersey City and Levinsky was knocked out in the fourth add something


Beginning in 1921 and continuing throughout the rest of their lives, he and one-time opponent Jack Dempsey would remain close friends, visiting back and forth in New York and Paris , getting together to commemorate anniversary of their famous bout and exchanging birthday greetings add something


David Sarnoff - His superiors again ignored him but he contributed to the rising postwar radio boom by helping arrange for the broadcast of a heavyweight boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier in July 1921


He lost his world light heavyweight title and his European heavyweight and light heavyweight titles the following year, on September 24, 1922, in a controversial bout with Senegalese fighter Battling Siki add something


His last truly noteworthy fight was on July 24, 1924, with Gene Tunney at the Polo Grounds in New_York; Carpentier lost the bout by TKO after fifteen rounds add something


He retired from the ring after a final exhibition bout in 1927 add something


His last screen appearance was in 1934 add something


Carpentier died in Paris in 1975 of a heart attack, and was buried in the Cimetiere de Vaires-sur Marne, Seine-et-Marne, France add something

Georges Carpentier died in 1975 add something


He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991 add something