1925-12-18 Louis Kid Kaplan w pts 15 Babe Herman, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1925-12-18 Louis Kid Kaplan w pts 15 Babe Herman, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Tommy Sheridan. Although the winner would be generally recognised as the champion the return match between the pair was a disappointing affair, more grappling and mauling than real fighting, and while Kaplan (125) displayed what little aggression there was, Herman (125¼), the better boxer of the two, was content to hold. The one bright moment came in the tenth when the challenger was sent spinning to the floor having previously rocked Kaplan, but from then onwards he went back on the defensive without much thought of winning. The decision in Kaplan’s favour was unanimous.