Carpentier hadn't beaten a good heavyweight for 7 years and he won that one on a controversial foul ! Show me whom Carpentier beat to justify heavyweight title shot? Here are his previous 6 opponents over the 7 years. Battling Levinsky175lbs Blink McCloskey one eyed and a career sparring partner46-.47- 33 Joe Beckett 15-6-0 Jean Croisilles 2-1-0 Dick Smith174lbs3-7-0 Kid Jackson19-12-0 Which of these wins meant he deserved a title shot against Jack Dempsey? Which light heavyweight champions received heavyweight title shots against reigning champions prior to Carpentier? Clue don't say O Brien it was a no dec 6 rounder . Foster beat no one to justify a title shot at Frazier,but that wouldn't have bothered the Frazier camp as they defended the title against two unranked nobodies and avoided the top ten challengers for 2 years! You're getting schooled here.Want some more information? Dempsey's principal sparring partner for this fight was Jack Renault who cut open his eyebrow in training.Carpentier's sparring partners were Italian Joe Gans and veteran Joe Jeannette. Conclusion.You are as ignorant on boxing as a box of rocks!