1925-08-27 Louis Kid Kaplan drew 15 Babe Herman, Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - WORLD
1925-08-27 Louis Kid Kaplan drew 15 Babe Herman, Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - WORLD. Referee: Jack Sheehan. With Kaplan (126) displaying none of his hitting powers and appearing listless after problems making the weight, Herman (125) seemed to be well on his way to the title, having given a great display of jabbing and crossing, especially to the body. Eventually, over the remaining three rounds, Kaplan put Herman under a good deal of pressure, but it certainly did not warrant him sharing the referee’s verdict with the latter. The verdict led to the NBA, among others, calling for a return bout as soon as possible in order to clear up the championship.