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Encyclopedia > Georges Carpentier
Georges Carpentier
Georges Carpentier

Georges Carpentier (January 12, 1894October 28, 1975) was a French boxer. He fought mainly as a light heavyweight and heavyweight in a career lasting from 1908-26. Nicknamed the "Orchid Man", he stood 5 ft 11½ in (1.82 m) but his fighting weight ranged from 125 to 175 lb (57 to 79 kg). Carpentier was known for his speed, his excellent boxing skills and his extremely hard punch. Image File history File links Georgescarpentier. ... Image File history File links Georgescarpentier. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called Western Boxing, pugilism, prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science (a common nickname among fans), is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with... In boxing, the division between heavyweight over 175 pounds (79. ... Heavyweight is a division, or weight class, in boxing. ...


Born in Liévin near Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Carpentier began his career by progressing up through the weight divisions, fighting in every division from welterweight upwards. 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. On June 1, 1913 he beat "Bombardier" Billy Wells in Ghent, Belgium to become Heavyweight Champion of Europe. He defended his title in December against Wells, in January 1914 against Pat O'Keefe and in London on July 16 he contentiously beat Ed "Gunboat" Smith to add the White Heavyweight Championship of the World to his European title. Carpentier was also 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. Carpentier was an aviator during World War I and was awarded two of the highest French military honors, the Croix de Guerre and the Médaille Militaire. This served to heighten his already phenomenal popularity, no only in France but in the United States and England as well. Liévin is a chief canton and town in northern France, in the département of Pas-de-Calais (62). ... Lens is commune in northern France, in the Pas-de-Calais département. ... This page is about the Belgian city. ... John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), better known as Jack Johnson and nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer and arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. ... Frank Moran (born March 18, 1887 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died December 14, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) was an American boxer who fought twice for the Heavyweight Championship. ...

Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier boxed in the first million dollar gate.
Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier boxed in the first million dollar gate.

Carpentier defended his title twice again in 1919 before dropping down a weight to challenge Battling Levinsky for the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World. The fight took place on October 12, 1920 in Jersey City and Levinsky was KO'd in the fourth. Carpentier's attempt at the Heavyweight Championship of the World came on July 2, 1921, again in Jersey City, when he faced Jack Dempsey in front of boxing's first million dollar gate. Carpentier was badly beaten around before suffering a knock-out in the second minute of the fourth round. Carpentier never fought again for that belt. He lost his world Light Heavyweight title and his European heavyweight and Light heavyweight titles the following year, on September 24, 1922, in a bout with Senegalese fighter Battling Siki, a fight widely reputed to be a fix. 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. He retired from the ring after a final exhibition bout in 1927. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... James Joseph Gene Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 and 1927 in what became known as The Long Count Fight and retired undefeated after winning against Tom Heeney in 1928. ...


Following his retirement from boxing, Carpentier spent a number of years a vaudeville song-and-dance man, mostly in England and the US. He also appeared in half a dozen motion pictures, starring in both silent films and talkies. He made three films in Hollywood, one for director J. Stuart Blackton in England and two in his native France. His last screen appearance was in 1934. Soon after, he became proprietor of an upscale bar, Chez Georges Carpentier, in a chic Paris neighborhood. In several different locations, this is the profession he would exercise until shortly before his death. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ... ... James Stuart Blackton (January 5, 1875 - August 13, 1941), usually known as J. Stuart Blackton, was an American film producer of the Silent Era, the founder of Vitagraph Studios and among the first filmmakers to use the techniques of stop-motion and drawn animation. ... Motto:   (the Royal motto3) (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the Queen 4 Capital London Most populous conurbation Greater London Urban Area English (de facto5) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair Formation    - Union of the Crowns 24 March 1603   - Acts of Union...


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.


Carpentier died in 1975 and was buried in the Cimetiere de Vaires-sur Marne, Seine-et-Marne, France. Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the Île-de-France région. ...


He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. ...

Preceded by:
Battling Levinsky
World Light Heavyweight Champion
12 Oct 1920–24 Sep 1922
Succeeded by:
Battling Siki

Barney Williams or better known as Battling Levinsky (born as Barney Lebrowitz on June 10, 1891 – died February 12, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA) was a former light heavyweight boxing champion of the world. ... Battling Siki (September 16, 1897 – December 15, 1925) was a Sengalese light heavyweight boxer who fought from 1912-1925. ...

External links

  • Carpentier vs Gene Tunney - Fight by Rounds - July 25, 1924
  • Carpentier vs Gene Tunney - July 25, 1924
  • Georges Carpentier at the Internet Movie Database

 
 

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