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Georges Carpentier

French boxer

Died when: 81 years 289 days (981 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


Georges Carpentier

Georges Carpentier (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ kaʁ.pɑ̃ˈtje];January 12, 1894 – October 28, 1975) was a French boxer, actor and World War I pilot.

He fought mainly as a light heavyweight and heavyweight in a career lasting from 1908 to 1926.Nicknamed the "Orchid Man", he stood 5 feet 11+1⁄2 inches (182 cm) and his fighting weight ranged from 147 to 175 pounds (67 to 79 kg).

Carpentier was known for his speed, his excellent boxing skills and his extremely hard punch.The Parisian Sports Arena Halle Georges Carpentier is named after him.

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