record of 1-3-1, it looked like a long shot that
he would ever develop into a championship calibre
fighter. Giving up, or settling for a career as a
journeyman looked like the most obvious options
Carpentieri had other plans, and build himself
back up. He went undefeated in his next nine
outings, before taking a gamble by going to Canada
for a fight against 6-0 (5) hot-shot Lexson
Mathieu, losing in four rounds.
He learned from the
experience, won another four fights in a row
before winning the vacant UBO International title
against compatriot Francesco Castellano (6-3-1)
this past March, scoring a unanimous decision
after an action-packed scrap in Rome.
A professionally made
behind-the-scenes video is available on Youtube.
has since stayed busy with a fourth round knockout
of Hungarian Peter Orlik (24-30-1), waiting for
bigger challenges in the near future.