On this day in 1975: Boxing loses a legend

Sport360 staff 15:14 28/10/2016
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Carpentier [centre left] was a great of the sport.

On October 28, 1975 boxing lost a legend as Georges Carpentier died, aged 81.

He had been one of boxing’s most versatile champions – having by the age of 19 held European titles at welterweight, middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight.

Carpentier became world light-heavyweight champion between 1920 and 1922 and was a true giant of the sport.

The Frenchman was one of his country’s finest boxing exports and to this day he is remembered as one of the sport’s greatest champions.

2000: Manchester United hit five past Southampton in front of a new Premiership record crowd of 67,581.

2003: Leeds announced a record pre-tax loss of £49.5million, taking their debts to £78million. On the pitch they lost 3-1 to arch rivals Manchester United as striker Alan Smith was embroiled in controversy for throwing a bottle back into the crowd after it landed on the Elland Road pitch.

2008: Tony Adams was named the new manager of Portsmouth. He parted company with the club the following February.

2009: Portsmouth were placed under an embargo which prevented them from registering new players; Former Test umpire David Shepherd died following a long battle with cancer.

2012: Manchester City appointed Spaniard Txiki Begiristain as their new director of football.

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