Charlie finds a ''good luck'' horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner ''who can take a beating.'' After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins.
The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion, but Charlie is in a tough situation because a gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight, and he and the trainer's daughter are in love.
Charlie is put into training for a bout against the champion (Bud Jamison) and impresses the trainer’s daughter (Edna Purviance)!
The Champion is a comedy film released in 1915 by Essanay Studios, starring Charlie Chaplin alongside Edna Purviance and Leo White.