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 Georges Carpentier

Georges Carpentier

Birth
Lens, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death 28 Oct 1975 (aged 81)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Vaires-sur-Marne, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 7124 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7124
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Georges Carpentier (12 Jan 1894–28 Oct 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7124, citing Cimetiere de Vaires-sur Marne, Vaires-sur-Marne, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .