1917-09-10 (118lbs) Pete Herman nd-w pts 10 Earl Puryear, Baseball Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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1917-09-10 (118lbs) Pete Herman nd-w pts 10 Earl Puryear, Baseball Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. The Tulsa World reported this to be a billed 118lbs title fight in which Herman was never extended when taking six rounds to Puryear’s two, with two even.

Seven days later (at the Olympia AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 17 September), Herman took on Johnny Eggers (nd-w pts 6) at 118lbs, but being a fraction over 118lbs he was forced to pay forfeit.