1912-06-24 (160lbs) Frank Klaus w disq 19 (20) Georges Carpentier, Motor Racing Track, Dieppe, France

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1912-06-24 (160lbs) Frank Klaus w disq 19 (20) Georges Carpentier, Motor Racing Track, Dieppe, France. Billed for the 160lbs title, Klaus was announced as being well inside the weight while Carpentier was said to have scaled 159lbs. Later, it was discovered that the scales were weighing some four pounds light, a discovery that appeared to suit the Frenchman who was already experiencing problems in making 160lbs.

Unable to make an impression upon the tough Klaus, his best punches merely bouncing off the latter’s head, Carpentier was pushed and battered around the ring for the opening four rounds before being blasted to the floor by a vicious right to the body in the fifth. Up at ‘two’, the young Frenchman threw himself at Klaus, wrestling his way through to the bell, but thereafter he was right up against it. And by the 17th he was out on his feet. Somehow making a speculative last-ditch effort, when Carpentier was taking a battering in the 19th his manager jumped into the ring to save him from taking further punishment. However, in doing so he got his charge disqualified.