1917-11-05 (118lbs) Pete Herman w pts 20 Frankie Burns, Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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1917-11-05 (118lbs) Pete Herman w pts 20 Frankie Burns, Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Referee: Sam Goldman. Billed for the 118lbs title, with both men inside the required weight, Herman dominated on the referee’s scorecard, being credited with 12 rounds to Burns’ four, with four even. Whatever Burns did Herman was equal to it, and he finished the fight as fresh as a daisy when pounding his opponent in his own corner before the bell came to his rescue.

On 10 December, Herman met Joe Tuber (nd-w pts 6 at the Olympia AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in a match made at 118lbs, and on 14 December, at the Majestic Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Herman (119¼) risked his title claim against Frankie Mason (107¼), but had an easy three-round stoppage win in their no-decision encounter.

Other contests where Herman allowed the opposition to come in below 118lbs while he was over-the-weight, came against the Young Zulu Kid (nd-w pts 8 at the International League Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey on 6 September 1918), Patsy Scanlon (nd-l pts 10 at Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 10 February 1919), Patsy Johnson (nd-w pts 8 at the Grand Theatre, Trenton, New Jersey on 21 April 1919) and Patsy Wallace (nd-w co 6 on at the National AC, Philadelphia on 3 May 1919).