1921-07-25 Pete Herman w pts 15 Joe Lynch, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
25 July Pete Herman w pts 15 Joe Lynch, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Patsy Haley. In what was a skilful contest rather than an exciting one, Herman (116 ¾) regained his title when taking all but three of the rounds to fully justify the unanimous decision according to the New York Times. The paper went on to say that Herman fought as though his life depended on the result and at times Lynch (116¾) was nonplussed as he took a steady, systematic beating. Working the body to drain the champion of his strength before targeting the head enabled Herman to take the sting from his rival’s heavy right hand and to dictate matters. There were no knockdowns, but Lynch was cut on the left eye in the 13th which further hindered his progress.
Booked to meet Roy Moore in a New York title defence on 23 September, Herman made it safely through a warm-up contest against Charles Ledoux before being left without a challenger when Moore pulled out on 12 September, having damaged his right hand. A day later it was announced that the current American flyweight title claimant, Johnny Buff, would be substituting for Moore.