1921-09-23 Johnny Buff w pts 15 Pete Herman, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
23 September Johnny Buff w pts 15 Pete Herman, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Patsy Haley. As the aggressor throughout, despite often rushing in regardless Buff (113½) shook the harder hitting Herman (117¾) free of the title when winning the unanimous decision of the judges. Herman, who was cut over the left eye in the second session and was far too defensive thereafter, must have sensed that he was in danger of losing the championship and staged a fast finish in the final two rounds, but in reality it was too little too late. While neither man was ever in danger of being knocked out, although Buff hit the floor in the fourth before getting up without a count, Herman let several opportunities slip through his hands and was a big disappointment.