Georges Carpentier former light heavyweight World champion 1920 to 1922 SIGNED ORIGINAL pencil sketch by artist J. Pisani (also signed by artist) circa 1922. Presented in a vintage glazed frame measuring 7 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Condition excellent (light stain on bottom left corner which does not affect the clarity of the picture or autograph)
Georges 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