Titles: Light-heavyweight champion from 1920-1922 Record: 88-14-6 (51 K.O's) Born: January 12, 1894 in Lens, France Years active: 1907-1927 Nickname: The Orchid Man This French fighter fought almost exclusively in France during his ring career and amazingly fought in every weight class from flyweight all the way to heavyweight. He was idolized because of his good looks and personal flair in both France and the United States. Starting his career as a 13 year old flyweight in 1908 he improved rapidly and held his first French title at the age of 15 at lightweight. At the age of 17 won the European welterweight title with a 16th round knockout of Robert Eustache. His combination of stylish boxing and heavy punching forged wins over Jim Sullivan, George Gunther and Billy Wells for various titles. A tough lesson was given to him by African American Joe Jeanette who handed Carpentier his first loss over 15 rounds. Carpentier rebounded however and his first world title won at light heavyweight when he knocked out Battling Levingsky in four rounds. A ill advised attempted saw Carpentier out of his league as a heavyweight and he was destroyed by Jack Dempsey in front of 80,000 people. A attempted fix was ruined when Battling Siki was upset by Carpentier hitting him to hard! The enraged Siki knocked Carpentier out in the sixth round and took his light heavyweight title. After this Carpentier faded from the world boxing scene and only saw a big fight with Gene Tunney who knocked him out in the 15th round.
1908 Nov 1 Ed Salmon Mais-Laffitte, Fr W D.Q 13 Nov 30 Ed Salmon Mais-Laffitte, Fr KO by 18 Dec 4 Lepine Paris, Fr W 6 Dec 4 Simon Paris, Fr W 6 Dec 4 Charles Legrand Bethune, Fr D 6 -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date Dec 28 Charles Legrand Lens, Fr W 15 1909 Feb 19 George Gloria Paris, Fr L 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 11 Auguste Relinger Maubeuge, Fr KO 6 May 11 Lampin Maubeuge, Fr KO 8 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 Dec 22 Paul Til Paris, Fr W 10 1910 Jan 5 Young Warner Paris, Fr W D.Q 7 Jan 8 Georges Gaillard Lens, Fr W 10 Jan 15 Wally Pickard Brussels, Bel KO 8 Feb 9 Lampin Brussels, Bel KO 8 Mar 12 Buck Shine Brussels, Bel L 10 Mar 26 Fernand Cuny Lyon, Fr W 10 Apr 3 George Gloria Lens, Fr KO 8 Apr 9 Young Snowball Paris, Fr L 4 Apr 16 Fernand Cuny Bordeaux, Fr L 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, Bel D 10 Oct 15 Percy Wilson Paris, Fr W 10 Oct 22 Jim Campbell Paris, Fr KO 5 Nov 6 Young Williams Arras, Fr KO 7 Nov 19 George Randall Paris, Fr TK 10 Dec 3 Henri Demlen Brussels, Bel W 10 Dec 17 Jack Daniels Paris, Fr W 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, Bel KO 6 Mar 25 Jack Meekins Paris, Fr W 10 Apr 1 Sid Stagg Roubaix, Fr W 10 Apr 8 G. Colbourne Brussels, Bel W 10 Apr 23 Henri Marchand Arras, Fr KO 7 May 20 Frank Loughrey Paris, Fr W 15 Jun 15 Robert Eustache Paris, Fr W 16 -Welterweight Championship of France Jun 23 Jack Goldswain Paris, Fr KO 4 Aug 14 Arthur Evernden Cabourg, Fr W 15 Aug 29 Aaron Brown (Dixie Kid) Trouville, Fr L 5 Oct 2 Sid Burns London, Eng W 15 Oct 23 Young Joseph London, Eng KO 10 -Welterweight Championship of Europe 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, Mon 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 L D.Q 19 Middleweight Championship of the World as recognized by Europe; Klaus was 3 pounds over the limit Oct 23 Billy Papke Paris, Fr L D.Q 17 -Early sources report this as a Middleweight Championship bout 1913 Jan 8 Marcel Moreau Paris, Fr TKO 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, Bel KO 4 -Heavyweight Championship of Europe Jun 29 Albert Lurie Bordeaux, Fr TKO 3 Aug 6 Ashley Williams Vichy, Fr KO 4 Aug 10 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 Mar 21 Joe Jeannette Paris, Fr L 15 Apr 13 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 Jul 16 Ed "Gunboat" Smith London, Eng W D.Q 6 -Heavyweight Championship of Europe; White Heavyweight Championship of the World Jul 26 Kid Jackson Bordeaux, Fr W D.Q 4 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 F. Grundhoven Monte Carlo, Mon KO 2 Oct 12 Battling Levinsky Jersey City, NJ KO 4 -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World 1921 Jul 2 Jack Dempsey Jersey City, NJ (1:16) KO by 4 -Heavyweight Championship of the World 1922 Jan 22 George Cook London, Eng KO 4 May 11 Ted "Kid" Lewis London, Eng (2:15) KO 1 -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World; Heavyweight Championship of Europe Sep 24 Battling Siki Paris, Fr (1:10) KO by 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 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 KO by 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