Georges Carpentier vs. Battling Siki

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Georges Carpentier 174 lbs lost to Battling Siki 174 lbs by KO in round 6 of 20

EBU (European) Light Heavyweight Title
EBU (European) Heavyweight Title
World Light Heavyweight Title

  • Both fighters were knocked down in the 3rd round; Carpentier down again in the 5th; Carpentier down once more in the 6th.
  • Carpentier scored two knockdowns in round three with right crosses to the head. Siki came back scoring a four punch combinatrion to the body and head for a knockdown. Carpentier told his corner he had broken his right knuckles. Siki then took over, scoring many body blows, while Carpentier fell into butting and fouling. The French crowd booed their own. With Carpentier boring in head first, Siki scored the KO in round six, with a right to the ribs. The referee tried to throw the bout by claiming Siki had fouled by tripping. Three judges upheld the KO.(Based on the fight film.)
  • The ringside judges disqualified Siki, but members of the French Federation overruled them and declared Siki the victor.