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 was a fraction over 118lbs and forced to pay forfeit.