1917-05-03 (118lbs) Pete Herman nd-w pts 10 Harry Coulin, Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA

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1917-05-03 (118lbs) [[Pete Herman]] nd-w pts 10 [[Harry Coulin]], Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA. Herman’s title claim was at risk with both men inside 118lbs, and he did everything but knock Coulin out, having him in a helpless condition in the fifth, eighth and tenth rounds. Herman was a revelation, especially on the inside, and he seemed to be able to hit Coulin as and where he pleased.  
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1917-05-03 (118lbs) [[Pete Herman]] nd-w pts 10 [[Harry Coulin]], Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA. Herman’s title claim was at risk with both men inside 118lbs, and he did everything but knock Coulin out, having him in a helpless condition in the fifth, eighth and tenth rounds. Herman was a revelation, especially on the inside, seemingly able to hit Coulin as and where he pleased.  
  
On 14 May at the Lakeside Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, Herman, weighing 118½lbs, risked his title claim in a no-decision affair against [[Johnny Coulon]] (109¼) before winning by a third-round stoppage.  
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On 14 May, at the Lakeside Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, Herman, weighing 118½lbs, risked his title claim in a no-decision affair against [[Johnny Coulon]] (109¼) before winning by a third-round stoppage.  
  
In other matches made at 118lbs where it is unclear about the weights of the fighters, Herman was confident enough to take on [[Kid Williams]] (nd-l pts 6 on 13 June 1917 at the Olympia AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and then [[Jack Douglas]] (nd-w pts 10 on 21 August 1917 at the Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana).  
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In other matches made at 118lbs where it is unclear about the weights of the fighters, Herman was confident enough to take on [[Kid Williams]] (nd-l pts 6 at the Olympia AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 13 June 1917) and then [[Jack Douglas]] (nd-w pts 10 at the Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana on 21 August 1917).  
  
When Herman beat [[Nate Jackson]] (nd-w pts 10 on 3 September at the Baseball Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma), the ''Tulsa World'', despite not mentioning his weight, reported that he had no trouble at all in defending his 118lbs championship claim in what was Oklahoma’s first world title bout. Regarding the weights, the paper went on to say that Jackson scaled 116lbs, while Herman came in heavier.
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When Herman beat [[Nate Jackson]] (nd-w pts 10 at the Baseball Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma), the ''Tulsa World'', despite not mentioning his weight, reported that he had no trouble at all in defending his 118lbs championship claim in what was Oklahoma’s first world title bout. Regarding the weights, the paper went on to say that Jackson scaled 116lbs while Herman came in heavier.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:18, 18 March 2013

1917-05-03 (118lbs) Pete Herman nd-w pts 10 Harry Coulin, Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA. Herman’s title claim was at risk with both men inside 118lbs, and he did everything but knock Coulin out, having him in a helpless condition in the fifth, eighth and tenth rounds. Herman was a revelation, especially on the inside, seemingly able to hit Coulin as and where he pleased.

On 14 May, at the Lakeside Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, Herman, weighing 118½lbs, risked his title claim in a no-decision affair against Johnny Coulon (109¼) before winning by a third-round stoppage.

In other matches made at 118lbs where it is unclear about the weights of the fighters, Herman was confident enough to take on Kid Williams (nd-l pts 6 at the Olympia AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 13 June 1917) and then Jack Douglas (nd-w pts 10 at the Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana on 21 August 1917).

When Herman beat Nate Jackson (nd-w pts 10 at the Baseball Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma), the Tulsa World, despite not mentioning his weight, reported that he had no trouble at all in defending his 118lbs championship claim in what was Oklahoma’s first world title bout. Regarding the weights, the paper went on to say that Jackson scaled 116lbs while Herman came in heavier.

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