|Real name||Eugène Criqui|
August 15, 1893|
July 7, 1977 (aged 83)|
|Wins by KO||53|
Eugène Criqui (August 15, 1893 – July 7, 1977) was a French boxer who held the World Featherweight title in 1923. After his death, he was added to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Eugène was the 2015 Inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame International category.
Early career and military service
Criqui was born in the Belleville neighbourhood of Paris. He was a professional pipe-fitter before he turned professional in 1910. He won the French flyweight title in 1912. His boxing career was interrupted when he served in the French military in World War I. While doing guard duty at Verdun, his jaw was shattered by a sniper's bullet. A surgeon reconstructed the jaw using wire, silver, and a goat leg.
World featherweight champion
After the war he resumed boxing. He won the French featherweight title in 1921 and the next year won the European Boxing Union featherweight championship. On June 2, 1923, he beat Johnny Kilbane by a sixth-round knockout in New York City to win the world featherweight title. Part of the contract for this fight required that he give Johnny Dundee a shot at the title within sixty days. When he fought Dundee fifty-four days later (on July 26, 1923), Dundee knocked him down four times and beat him by a fifteen-round decision. In his next fight, Criqui injured his hand and did not fight many more fights before he retired in 1928.
|Loss||Panama Al Brown||PTS||10||1927-04-02||Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris|
|Loss||Johnny Dundee||PTS||15||1923-07-26||Polo Grounds, New York, New York||Lost World Featherweight Title|
|Win||Johnny Kilbane||TKO||6 (15)||1923-06-02||Polo Grounds, New York, New York||Won World Featherweight Title|
|Win||Charles Ledoux||KO||1 (15)||1922-02-04||Paris|
|Loss||Memphis Pal Moore||TKO||14 (15)||1919-12-26||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London|
|Loss||Charles Ledoux||TKO||12 (20)||1914-07-10||Premierland, Paris|
|Loss||Percy Jones||PTS||20||1914-03-26||Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside|
|Win||Percy Jones||PTS||15||1914-02-12||Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside|
|Loss||Sid Smith||UD||20||1913-04-11||Premierland, Paris|
- Professional boxing record for Eugène Criqui from BoxRec
- International Boxing Hall of Fame Biography
|Awards and achievements|
| World Featherweight Champion
June 2, 1923 – July 26, 1923