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Georges Carpentier
Birth: Jan. 12, 1894
Death: Oct. 28, 1975

Professional Boxer. Born in Lens, France, he was regarded by historians and fight experts as one of the greatest European fighters to ever enter the ring. Over the coarse of his fighting career, he fought in every class from flyweight to heavyweight. In 1911, he became France's reigning welterweight champion in June and welterweight champion of all of Europe in October. In his effort to become Heavyweight Champion of the World, on July 2, 1921, he fought champ Jack Dempsey in a losing bout in a specially constructed arena at Jersey City, New Jersey, in front of more than 80,000 people. Before retiring in 1926, he remained light heavyweight champion of the world and was a popular and respected figure throughout Europe. He died in Paris, France, at age 81 and was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Cimetiere de Vaires-sur Marne
Departement de Seine-et-Marne
╬le-de-France, France
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Record added: Nov 28, 1999
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Georges Carpentier
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Georges Carpentier
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