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PHENOMENAL "FRENCH BOXER LJKELY TO BATTLE
JOHNSON FOR HIS TITLE
Is George Carpenter, the phe
nominal French "boxer, who has
climbed through the classes
from featherweight and at 18 is
middleweight champion of Eu
rope, the boy to lower the colors
of Jack Johnson ?
This idea is gaining ground in
England and on' the continent.
Carpenter's success has been so
sensational ; his career so meteor
ic and his future is so full of
promise that close observers of
things fistic see in the handsome
French boy the future heavy
weight champion of-the world..
It is predicted that Carpenter
will be a full grown heavyweight
before he is 23 andthat with his
marvelous boxing skill, sturdy
frame and added experience, he
will be in a class by himself.
Carpenter his one defeat
against him. He was stopped in
four rounds by Dixie Kid, some
time ago. Carpenter knocked
out Jim Sullivan, English cham
pion, at Monte Garlo, with a one
two punch, in two rounds.
He is scheduled to meet Kid(
McCoy, the rejuvenated, who has
been beating all of them in Eu
rope, on May 12. The Kid is a
heavyweight now. but Carpenter
will not weigh more than 165, if
that, when, he swaps punches
with the curly haired Hoosier.
If Carpenter stops McCoy he
will be entitled to every consider
ation and it is planned to send
him down the line of Ameri
can, middlewe.ights and light
heavies, until he reaches the point
where his backers think it safe to
English critics say Carpenter is
a marvel of cleverness and gen
eralship; that he has a knockout
punch and two of the best hands
that ever graced a boxer. They
are big, heavy boned hands, and
may be indicative of the size of
the boy when he is " fully devel
oped. Little Hazel We've invited too
many children to our tea party.
There isn't enough for them to
get more'n a bite each.
Little Dot That's too bad! I
dess we'll have to call it a reception.