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Babe Herman
Global ID17250
sexmale
birthdate 1902-04-15
death date 1966-01-00 (63)
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
aliasHerman J. Sousa
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeSacramento, California, USA
won 93 (KO 23) + lost 48 (KO 9) + drawn 19 = 161
rounds boxed 1285
Newspaper Decisions won 4 : lost 4 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 92
Total Bouts 171 KO% 13.45
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1932-02-15Steve Halaiko28-7-1
Elmira, New York, USALPTS1010
1931-12-15Wildcat O'Connor38-8-3
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Joe Capristo | judge: Herman Sunness | judge: Tom Walsh
1931-10-22Tony Herrera49-7-3
Flint, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1931-10-02Prince Saunders14-6-4
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USALPTS1010
1931-07-20Sammy Fuller37-9-0
Mark's Stadium, Tiverton, Rhode Island, USALKO110
1931-07-02Tommy King25-1-0
Mark's Stadium, Tiverton, Rhode Island, USALPTS1010
1931-06-25Gerry Emard23-11-0
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1931-05-07Glen 'Kid' Lehr22-3-0
Armory, Mason City, Iowa, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Mason City Globe-Gazette
1931-03-03Eddie Reilly45-37-10
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USALTKO210
The bout was halted after 2 rounds because of a cut eye sustained by Herman..
1931-02-03Al Rowe27-1-2
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
1930-12-29Joe Lockhart12-9-0
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1930-12-15Alberto Leon37-16-4
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWKO110
1930-11-24Tommy Cello74-30-25
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USADPTS1010
1930-07-28Harry Carlton14-8-2
Jersey City, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1930-06-03Eddie Reilly40-34-10
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USALPTS1010
1930-03-01Justo Suarez12-0-0
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLKO110
1930-01-18Luis Rayo27-5-2
Club Atletico River Plate, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLPTS1212
Rayo returns to Spain July 1930, following the death of his father. He enters hospital in August suffering from tonsillitis. He died in October of a lung infection.
1929-12-07Alcides Gandolfi Herrero14-5-3
Club Atletico River Plate, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWPTS1212
1929-10-19Mickey Doyle28-13-2
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaLPTS1212
The West Australian, Perth October 21, 1929
1929-07-06Billy Grime79-25-9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald, July 8, 1929
1929-06-08Claude Wilson12-12-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald, June 10, 1929
1929-05-25Jack Roberts35-6-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1215x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 27, 1929
1929-02-25King Tut36-11-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO4
1929-01-28Sid Terris88-8-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO610
time: 0:22
Referee Mike Hylan threatened disqualify Herman in the early rounds for his poor showing
1929-01-21Harry Blitman33-1-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
Herman floored twice in the fight and Blitman once. (Chester Times)
1929-01-11Johnny O'Keefe21-7-5
Erie Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1928-12-20Cowboy Eddie Anderson59-22-20
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWDQ3
1928-11-29Mickey Diamond21-14-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
1928-10-29Henri DeWancker28-6-5
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1928-10-05Maxie Strub37-3-3
Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1928-09-17Eddie Reed12-7-4
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWDQ28
1928-08-29Johnny Sacco41-33-15
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1928-05-04Ritchie Mack3-0-0
Sacramento, California, USALPTS1010
1928-04-24Benny Dotson16-8-17
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS1010
Leo Lomski served as Dotson's chief second for this bout.
1927-12-13Doc Snell42-21-20
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: Harold Bird
1927-11-15Doc Snell42-20-20
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
referee: Adolph Schacht
1927-09-06Dick Finnegan41-5-2
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1927-08-05Augie Pisano43-37-17
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USAWDQ410
1927-04-12Sid Terris80-4-2
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALKO312
1927-03-28Al Winkler24-3-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-03-18Johnny Mellow8-5-3
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1927-03-09Johnny Farr29-12-8
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1212
1927-01-01Al Winkler21-3-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1926-12-13Cowboy Eddie Anderson44-12-14
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-11-23Benny Bass55-5-2
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1926-10-05Al Winkler20-3-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1926-09-01Benny Bass51-5-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1926-08-28Petey Mack12-2-1
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-06-30Billy Wallace48-16-21
Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1926-06-24Tod Morgan56-5-19
Cycle Track, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
Herman floored Morgan in the third round.
1926-06-09Chick Suggs81-16-7
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh | judge: Pat Moran | judge: Dave Nelligan
1926-05-11Charley Manty27-25-4
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO812
1926-05-03Georgie Balduc20-11-3
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-02-25Red Chapman47-14-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh | judge: John T. Glackin | judge: William T. McDermott
1926-02-08Chick Suggs70-15-6
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Brassil | judge: John T. Glackin | judge: William T. McDermott
1926-02-01Johnny Datto44-16-27
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO1212
Herman floored Datto as the bell ended the eleventh and tore into his opponent at the start of the twelfth, finishing him in 35 seconds. Datto was carried to his corner unconcious, and it was an hour before he was revived. New York Times
1926-01-25Bobby Garcia49-20-7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ710
1925-12-18Louis 'Kid' Kaplan51-12-12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
World Featherweight Title
1925-11-04Dick Finnegan23-3-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1925-10-12Joe Celmars17-6-5
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
Celmars substituted for Johnny Dundee, who failed to appear. New York Times
1925-09-22Johnny Farr21-9-8
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Mansfield News
1925-09-17Ray Miller27-3-3
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USADNWS1010
This was a poor fight, with too much clinching. (Chicago Tribune; Bob Soderman)
1925-08-27Louis 'Kid' Kaplan51-12-11
Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USADPTS1515
referee: Jack Sheehan
World Featherweight Title
In the 8th round Kaplan fractured his right big finger. He carried on, using his right arm only defensively to block punches as best he could.

1925-08-03Lew Hurley34-4-2
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1925-07-24Kid Henry0-7-1
Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USAWTKO712
Henry is the Canadian Featherweight Champion at this time.
1925-07-09Benny Gould13-14-7
Chadwick Park, Albany, New York, USAWPTS1212
Gould floored four times.
1925-06-30Jose Lombardo27-4-1
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:10
1925-06-18Willie Ames17-15-4
Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Logansport Pharos-Tribune (wire report)
1925-06-03Tommy (Kid) Murphy4-2-0
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1925-05-22Lew Mayrs26-6-7
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1925-05-08Petey Mack10-1-0
Bayonne, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
UP Wire- North Tonawanda Evening News
1925-05-06Charley Manty22-21-2
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1212
1925-04-03Charley Manty22-20-1
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USADPTS1212
1925-03-13Bobby Garcia42-13-7
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALPTS1212
1925-02-20Bobby Garcia42-13-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1212
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