1917-11-05 (118lbs) Pete Herman w pts 20 Frankie Burns, Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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, 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 on 6 September 1918 at the International League Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey); Patsy Scanlon (nd-l pts 10 on 10 February 1919 at Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); Al Shubert (nd-l pts 10 on 8 April 1919 at the Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland); Patsy Johnson (nd-w pts 8 on 21 April 1919 at the Grand Theatre, Trenton, New Jersey) and Patsy Wallace (nd-w co 6 on 3 May 1919 at the National AC, Philadelphia).