- Won amateur heavy tournament in Paris, March 1932
- 1936: Appeared in British film "Excuse My Glove" with many other fighters.
- 1940: War injury in Europe, summer of 1940, necessitated amputation of his right foot.
Source: L'Impartial 04-09-1940
- 1945: sentenced to 5 years hard labor for collaboration with the Nazi-backed Vichy Government.