Georges Carpentier
(the "Orchid Man")

BORN   January 12 1894; Lens, France
DIED October 28 1975; Paris, France
HEIGHT 5-11 1/2
WEIGHT 126-175 lbs
MANAGER Francois Deschamps, Jack Curley
RECORD 88-14-6 (56 KO, 1 ND, 7 EX)

Carpentier was a very hard hitter for a man of his size; His punch was a "natural" gift and with it he was able to knockout much larger men; In  addition to being a hard puncher, he was game and a taker of hard blows

He was a collector of boxing titles during his career - the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World, the White Heavyweight Championship of the World (during the teens), the Middleweight Championship of the World (as recognized by Europe), the Heavyweight Championship of Europe, the Heavyweight Championship of France, the Light Heavyweight Championship of Europe, the Middleweight Championship of Europe, the Welterweight Championship of Europe and the Welterweight Championship of France

He is most famous for his Heavyweight title bout with Jack Dempsey; Carpentier defeated such men as Ed "Gunboat" Smith, Battling Levinsky, "Bombardier" Billy Wells, Jeff Smith, Harry Lewis, Young Joseph, Willie Lewis, George Gunther, Ted "Kid" Lewis and George Cook

Nat Fleischer ranked Carpentier as the #7 All-Time Light Heavyweight; Charley Rose ranked him as the #8 All-Time Light Heavweight; Georges was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1964 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991



Carpentier-Dempsey 1921 Fight Video Clip

Carpentier-Tunney 1924 Fight Video Clip

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1908
Nov  1 Ed Salmon                    Maisons-Lafitte, Fr             WF 13
Nov 30 Ed Salmon                    Maisons-Lafitte, Fr             LT 18
Dec    Lepine                       Paris, Fr                        W  6
Dec    Simon                        Paris, Fr                        W  6
Dec    Charles Legrand              Bethune, Fr                      D  6
          -Some sources report the previous 3 bouts held
           the same date
Dec 28 Charles Legrand              Lens, Fr                         W 15

1909
Feb 19 Georges Gloria               Paris, Fr                       LK  6
Feb 25 Simon                        Paris, Fr                        W 10
Feb 28 Charles Legrand              Lens, Fr                         D 20
Mar 18 Achalme                      Lens, Fr                         W 10
Apr  6 Cheveau                      Roubaix, Fr                      W  6
May 10 Auguste Relinger             Maubeuge, Fr                    KO  6
May 11 Lampin                       Maubeuge, Fr                    KO  8
          -Some sources report the previous 2 bouts held
           the same date, 5/11/09
Jun 26 E. Wetinck                   Lille, Fr                       KO  1
Jul 27 Lucien Dorgueille            Lille, Fr                       KO 11
Oct 15 Paul Til                     Lille, Fr                        D 10
Oct 23 Lucien Dorgueille            Paris, Fr                        W 10
Nov  8 Lampin                       Henin-Lietard, Fr               KO  7
Nov 24 Charles Ledoux               Paris, Fr                        W 15
Dec  8 Georges Gaillard             Paris, Fr                        W  6
          -Some sources report 12/09/09
Dec 22 Paul Til                     Paris, Fr                        W 10

1910
Jan  5 Young Warner                 Paris, Fr                       WF  7
Jan  8 Georges Gaillard             Lens, Fr                         W 10
Jan 15 Wally Pickard                Brussels, Belg                  KO  8
Feb  9 Lampin                       Brussels, Belg                  KO  8
Mar 12 Buck Shine                   Brussels, Belg                   L 10
Mar 26 Fernand Cuny                 Lyon, Fr                         W 10
Apr  3 Georges Gloria               Lens, Fr                        KO  8
Apr  9 Young Snowball               Paris, Fr                       LT  4
Apr 16 Fernand Cuny                 Bordeaux, Fr                    LT 13
Jul  6 Paul Til                     Paris, Fr                        D 15
Jul 17 Hubert Baelen                Lille, Fr                       KO  2
Aug 13 Fernand Cuny                 Cabourg, Fr                     TK  8
Sep  5 Achille                      Cambrai, Fr                     KO  5
Oct  8 Jean Audouy                  Brussels, Belg                   D 10
Oct 15 Percy Wilson                 Paris, Fr                        W 10
Oct 22 Jim Campbell                 Paris, Fr                       KO  5
Nov  6 Ted "Young" Williams         Arras, Fr                       KO  7
Nov 19 George Randall               Paris, Fr                       TK 10
Dec  3 Henri Demlen                 Brussels, Belg                   W 10
Dec 14 Jack Daniels                 Paris, Fr                        W 10
          -Some sources report 12/17/10

1911
Jan  8 Ed Brochet                   Lens, Fr                        KO  7
Jan 14 George Randall               Paris, Fr                       KO  5
Jan 27 Henri Piet                   Paris, Fr                        L 10
Feb 17 Jack Daniels                 Paris, Fr                        W 10
Mar  1 Young Nipper                 Paris, Fr                        W  8
Mar 12 Harry Stassen                Lens, Fr                        KO  1
Mar 15 Henri Marchand               Liege, Belg                     KO  6
Mar 25 Jack Meekins                 Paris, Fr                        W 10
Apr  1 Sid Stagg                    Roubaix, Fr                      W 10
Apr  8 G. Colbourne                 Brussels, Belg                   W 10
Apr 23 Henri Marchand               Arras, Fr                       KO  7
May 20 Frank Loughrey               Paris, Fr                        W 15
Jun 15 Robert Eustache              Paris, Fr                       TK 16
          -Welterweight Championship of France
Jun 23 Jack Goldswain               Paris, Fr                       KO  4
Aug 14 Arthur Evernden              Cabourg, Fr                      W 15
Aug 29 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)      Trouville, Fr                   LT  5
Oct  2 Sid Burns                    London, Eng                      W 15
Oct 23 Young Joseph                 London, Eng                     TK 10
          -Welterweight Championship of Europe;
           Welterweight Championship of France
Nov 17 Theo Clay                    Boulogne, Fr                    KO  9
Dec 13 Harry Lewis                  Paris, Fr                        W 20

1912
Jan  7 Battling LaCroix             Lille, Fr                       KO  8
Jan 14 Jim Taylor                   Lille, Fr                       KO  4
Jan 20 Battling LaCroix             Rouen, Fr                       KO  4
Jan 27 Pat Bradley                  Rouen, Fr                       KO  2
Feb 29 Jim Sullivan                 Monte Carlo, Monaco             KO  2
          -Middleweight Championship of Europe
Apr  4 George Gunther               Paris, Fr                        W 20
          -Middleweight Championship of Europe
May 10 Hubert Roc                   Marseille, Fr                   KO  6
May 23 Willie Lewis                 Paris, Fr                        W 20
          -Middleweight Championship of Europe
Jun 27 Frank Klaus                  Dieppe, Fr                      LF 19
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by Europe)
Oct 23 Billy Papke                  Paris, Fr                       LF 17
          -Early sources report this as a Middleweight Championship
           of the World contest; Some sources report "LT 18"

1913
Jan  8 Marcel Moreau                Paris, Fr                       TK  8
Feb 12 "Bandsman" Dick Rice         Paris, Fr                       KO  2
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of Europe
Mar  1 Cyclone Smith                Nice, Fr                        KO  3
Mar 17 George Gunther               Nice, Fr                         W 15
Jun  1 "Bombardier" Billy Wells     Ghent, Belg                     KO  4
          -Heavyweight Championship of Europe
Jun 29 Albert Lurie                 Bordeaux, Fr                    TK  3
Aug  6 Ashley Williams              Vichy, Fr                       KO  4
Aug 10 Irish O'Mara                 Vichy, Fr                       KO  2
Oct 11 Jeff Smith                   Paris, Fr                        W 20
Oct 31 M. Abott                     Geneva, Swit                    KO  2
Dec  8 "Bombardier" Billy Wells     London, Eng                     KO  1
          -Heavyweight Championship of Europe

1914
Jan 19 Pat O'Keefe                  Nice, Fr                        KO  2
          -Heavyweight Championship of Europe;
            Heavyweight Championship of France
Mar 21 Joe Jeannette                Paris, Fr                        L 15
Apr 13 Irish O'Mara                 Blois, Fr                       KO  2
Apr 14 George Mitchell              Paris, Fr                       KO  1
Jun  2 Hubert Roc                   Valenciennes, Fr                KO  2
Jun 14 Philippe Robinson            Beziers, Fr                     KO  3
Jun 27 -Carpentier refereed the Jack Johnson-Frank Moran
           Heavyweight Championship bout in Paris, Fr
Jul 16 Ed "Gunboat" Smith           London, Eng                     WF  6
          -Heavyweight Championship of Europe;
            White Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jul 26 Kid Jackson                  Bordeaux, Fr                    WF  4

1917
Jan 27 Jean Bicot                   Paris, Fr                       EX  4

1918
Jan  1 Fernand Campagne             Paris, Fr                       EX  4
Jan  1 Jules Lenaers                Paris, Fr                       EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1919
Jul 19 Dick Smith                   Paris, Fr                       KO  8
          -Heavyweight Championship of Europe
Sep 21 C. Croisilles                San Sebastian, Sp               KO  2
Dec  4 Joe Beckett                  London, Eng                     KO  1
          -Heavyweight Championship of Europe

1920
Jan 10 Blink McCloskey              Bordeaux, Fr                    KO  2
Feb 21 Georges Grundhoven           Monte Carlo, Monaco             KO  2
Oct 12 Battling Levinsky            Jersey City, NJ                 KO  4
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Oct    Jack McAuliffe               Jersey City, NJ                 EX   
          -Some sources report 1921
Oct 25 "Italian" Joe Gans           Patterson, NJ                   EX  2
Oct 25 Marcel Thomas                Patterson, NJ                   EX  1
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1921
Jul  2 Jack Dempsey                 Jersey City, NJ                 LK  4
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

1922
Jan 12 George Cook                  London, Eng                     KO  4
          -Some sources report 1/22/22
May 11 Ted "Kid" Lewis              London, Eng                     KO  1
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World;
            Heavyweight Championship of Europe
May 22 "Guardsman" Charles Penwill  Paris, Fr                       EX  3
Sep 24 Battling Siki                Paris, Fr                       LK  6
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World;
            Heavyweight Championship of Europe;
            Light Heavyweight Championship of Europe

1923
May  6 Marcel Nilles                Paris, Fr                       KO  1
          -Heavyweight Championship of France;
            Some sources report "KO 8"
Oct  1 Joe Beckett                  London, Eng                     KO  1

1924
May  1 Arthur Townley               Vienna, Aus                     KO  2
May 31 Tommy Gibbons                Michigan City, In               ND 10
Jul 24 Gene Tunney                  New York, NY                    LT 15

1926
May 21 "Sailor" Eddie Huffman       New York, NY                     D 10
Jun 17 Tommy Loughran               Philadelphia, Pa                 L 10
Jul  7 Jack Burke                   Denver, Co                      KO  2
Sep 15 Rocco Stramaglia             Coeur d'Alene, Id               KO  3

1927
Jan 11 Jack Walker                  Paris, Fr                       EX  4


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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