Herman Levie represented the Netherlands at the 1924 Paris Olympic games as a featherweight. After receiving a first round bye, he lost a decision to eventual silver medalist Joe Salas of the United States. As a professional he was awarded the Dutch national featherweight championship in 1927, but never defended the title and was eventually stripped in 1930. Levie has sometimes been confused with one Heinz Levy, a jewish shopkeeper from Amsterdam who was killed at Auschwitz in 1944. This is obviously incorrect as Levie appeared in a number of exhibition matches in Rotterdam after the war.