Pete "Kid" Herman
BORN February 12 1896; New Orleans, Louisiana
DIED April 13 1973; New Orleans, Louisiana
HEIGHT 5-2
WEIGHT 105-125 lbs
MANAGERS Jerome Gargano, Doc Cutch, Sammy Goldman, Red Walsh

 

 

Herman was a scrappy, tough fighter who hit hard and accurate with both fists; He was especially tough at inside fighting; Herman was stopped only once in eleven years in the ring. Herman was forced to retire in 1922 due to oncoming blindness; In retirement, he ran a bar in the French Quarter and received an honorary position on the Louisiana State Athletic Commission

Among those he defeated during his career were Johnny "Young" Rosner, Eddie Coulon, Eddie Campi, "Young" Zulu Kid, Johnny "Young" Solzberg, Al Shubert, Sammy "Young" Sandow, Frankie Brown, Kid Williams, Johnny Coulon, Johnny "Kewpie" Ertle, "Jersey" Frankie Burns, Frankie Mason, Johnny Ritchie, Jimmy Wilde, Joe Lynch, Charles Ledoux, Packy O'Gatty, and Abe Friedman

Nat Fleischer ranked Herman as the #2 All-Time Bantamweight; Charley Rose ranked him as the #3 All-Time Bantamweight; Herb Goldman ranked him as the #6 All-Time Bantamweight; Herman was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1959 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997

1912
Sep 30 Eddie Coulon                New Orleans, La                  D  6
Oct 14 Kid Atkins                  New Orleans, La                 TK  3
Oct 21 Eddie Coulon                New Orleans, La                  D  6
Nov 18 Johnny Fisse                New Orleans, La                  L  8
Nov 23 Johnny Fisse                New Orleans, La                  L  8

1913
Jan  1 Kid Gormley                 Lake Charles, La                 W 15
Jan 13 Johnny "Young" Rosner       New Orleans, La                  W  8
          -Some sources report "D 10" on 7/03/13
Jan 20 Kid Gormley                 Lake Charles, La                 D 15
Feb  8 Johnny Fisse                New Orleans, La                  L 10
Mar  8 Stanley Everett             New Orleans, La                  W 10
Mar 17 Henry Koster                New Orleans, La                 ND  8
Apr 26 Phil Virgets                New Orleans, La                 ND 10
May 30 Johnny Fisse                New Orleans, La                 ND 10
Jul  4 Bobby Dubbins               New Orleans, La                 TK  6
Jul 13 Johnny Fisse                McDonoughville, La               L 15
Jul 21 Abe Kabakoff                Memphis, Tn                      W  8
Aug  4 Jim Walsh                   Memphis, Tn                      W  8
Aug    Nate Jackson                Memphis, Tn                      W  8
Sep    Eddie Coulon                Memphis, Tn                      W  8
Sep    Nate Jackson                Memphis, Tn                      W  8
Sep    Johnny Fisse                Memphis, Tn                      W  8
Oct  6 Ruby Hirsch                 New Orleans, La                 ND 10
Oct    Kid Greaves                 New Orleans, La                  W 10
Nov  3 Joe Wagner                  New Orleans, La                 ND 10
Nov    Bill Stevens                New Orleans, La                  W 10
Dec    Buddy Garic                 New Orleans, La                  W 10

1914
Jan    Nate Jackson                New Orleans, La                  D 15
Feb  2 Young Allen                 New Orleans, La                 KO 10
Feb 18 Marty "Kid" Taylor          New Orleans, La                  W 10
Mar  9 John "K.O." Eggers          New Orleans, La                 ND 10
Apr    Frankie Sinnett             New Orleans, La                  W 10
May 11 Artie Simons                New Orleans, La                  W 10
Jun    Johnny Fisse                New Orleans, La                  W 10
Jun 30 Kid Williams                New Orleans, La                 ND 10
Jul    Jimmy Pappas                New Orleans, La                  W 10
Aug    Johnny Fisse                New Orleans, La                  W 15
Sep 13 Eddie Campi                 New Orleans, La                  W 20
Nov 15 "Jersey" Frankie Burns      New Orleans, La                 LT 13
Nov 24 "Young" Zulu Kid            New Orleans, La                  W 15

1915
Jan 12 John "K.O." Eggers          Atlanta, Ga                      W 10
Feb  6 Marty "Kid" Taylor          New Orleans, La                  W 10
Mar  1 Johnny "Young" Solzberg     Memphis, Tn                      W  8
May  1 "Young" Zulu Kid            New Orleans, La                  D 10
May 18 Al Shubert                  New Orleans, La                  W 15
Jun 18 Harry Bramer                Denver, Co                      KO  4
Jul  2 Louisiana                   New Orleans, La                  W 20
Jul 21 Jack Doyle                  New Orleans, La                  W 15
Sep  6 Nate Jackson                Denver, Co                      LF  3
Sep 13 Nate Jackson                Denver, Co                       W 15
Oct  7 Sammy "Young" Sandow        New Orleans, La                  W 15
Nov  6 "Young" Zulu Kid            New Orleans, La                  W 15
Nov 15 "Memphis" Pal Moore         Memphis, Tn                      L  8
Dec 13 Eddie Coulon                New Orleans, La                 KO  4

1916
Feb  7 Kid Williams                New Orleans, La                  D 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Feb 28 Lew Tendler                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 23 Frankie Brown               Baltimore, Md                    D 15
Jun 12 Frankie Brown               New Orleans, La                  W 15
Jul 10 George Brown                Memphis, Tn                     KO  5
Jul 31 Roy Moore                   New Orleans, La                  W 15
Sep  4 Jimmy Pappas                Atlanta, Ga                      W 10
Sep 30 Bernie Hahn                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov  6 John "K.O." Eggers          New Orleans, La                  W 20
Dec 10 Leo Schneider               Memphis, Tn                      W  8

1917
Jan  9 Kid Williams                New Orleans, La                  W 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Feb 12 Sammy "Young" Sandow        Cincinnati, Oh                  ND 10
Feb 20 Harry Kabakoff              St. Louis, Mo                   ND 10
Mar  6 Jabez White                 Albany, NY                      ND 10
Mar 14 Charles "Dutch" Brandt      Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Apr 27 "Pekin" Kid Herman          Peoria, Il                      ND 10
May  3 Harry Coulin                Buffalo, NY                     ND 10
May 14 Johnny Coulon               Racine, Wi                      TK  3
May 21 Gussie Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun  1 Joe Lynch                   New York, NY                    ND 10
Jun 13 Kid Williams                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug 21 Jack Douglas                New Orleans, La                 ND 10
Sep  3 Nate Jackson                Tulsa, Ok                       ND 10
Sep 10 Earl Puryear                Tulsa, Ok                       ND 10
Sep 17 John "K.O." Eggers          Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov  5 "Jersey" Frankie Burns      New Orleans, La                  W 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Dec 10 Joe "Young" Tuber           Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 14 Frankie Mason               Fort Wayne, In                  TK  3
Dec 19 Gussie Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1918
May  4 "Little" Jackie Sharkey     Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May  8 Andy Chaney                 Baltimore, Md                   ND 10
Jul  3 "Jersey" Frankie Burns      Jersey City, NJ                 ND 10
Sep  2 "Little" Jackie Sharkey     Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Sep  6 "Young" Zulu Kid            Jersey City, NJ                 ND  8

1919
Feb 10 Patsy Scanlon               Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND 10
Mar  4 Jack "Kid" Wolfe            Cleveland, Oh                   ND 10
Mar 10 Al Shubert                  New Bedford, Ma                  D 10
Mar 24 "Memphis" Pal Moore         Memphis, Tn                      L  8
Apr  8 Al Shubert                  Baltimore, Md                   ND 10
Apr 21 Patsy Johnson               Trenton, NJ                     ND  8
Apr 25 Kid Regan                   St. Louis, Mo                   ND  8
May  3 Patsy Wallace               Philadelphia, Pa                KO  6
May 12 Johnny "Young" Solzberg     Syracuse, NY                    ND 10
May 23 Johnny "Kewpie" Ertle       Minneapolis, Mn                 TK  5
May 29 Kid Regan                   St. Louis, Mo                   ND  8
Jun 10 Terry McHugh                Allentown, Pa                   ND 10
Jul  4 Dick Griffin                Fort Wayne, In                  ND 10
Aug  6 Bernie Hahn                 Atlanta, Ga                     ND  6
Aug 15 "Little" Jackie Sharkey     Milwaukee, Wi                   ND 10
Sep  1 Joe Lynch                   Waterbury, Ct                   ND 10
Sep 15 "Little" Jackie Sharkey     Detroit, Mi                     ND 10
Sep 30 Sammy "Young" Sandow        Newport, Ky                     ND 10
Oct 13 Harold Farese               Newark, NJ                      ND  8
Nov 12 Joe Lynch                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 24 Johnny Buff                 Trenton, NJ                     ND  8
Nov 27 Mickey Russell              Jersey City, NJ                 ND  8
Dec  1 Patsy Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec  4 Kid Regan                   St. Louis, Mo                   KO  3

1920
Jan  7 Johnny Ritchie              New Orleans, La                 KO  8
Feb 10 Johnny "Young" Solzberg     St. Louis, Mo                   ND  8
Mar  1 Earl Puryear                Trenton, NJ                     ND  8
Mar 19 Lew Angelo                  Paterson, NJ                    KO  8
Mar 25 Patsy Johnson               Jersey City, NJ                 ND  8
Mar 31 Joe O'Donnell               Camden, NJ                      ND  8
Apr 19 Paul Demers                 New Bedford, Ma                  W 10
May 10 Jabez White                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  8
May 19 Roy Moore                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug 19 Roy Moore                   Colorado Springs, Co             W 10
Sep  5 George Lee                  New Orleans, La                  W 10
Sep  6 Joe Burman                  St. Louis, Mo                   ND  8
Sep 11 "Little" Jackie Sharkey     East Chicago, In                ND 10
Sep 21 Jimmy Kelly                 Beardstown, Il                  ND 10
Dec 22 Joe Lynch                   New York, NY                     L 15
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World

1921
Jan 13 Jimmy Wilde                 London, Eng                     TK 17
Mar 24 George Adams                New York, NY                    KO  1
Mar 30 "Wee" Willie Spencer        New York, NY                    TK 12
Apr  4 Johnny "Young" Solzberg     Freeport, NY                    TK  7
Apr  7 Barney Snyder               Worcester, Ma                   TK  5
Apr 15 Young Montreal              Boston, Ma                       L 10
Apr 29 Frankie Dailey              New Orleans, La                  W 15
May 27 Young Montreal              Boston, Ma                       L 10
Jul 11 Jim Higgins                 London, Eng                     KO 11
Jul 25 Joe Lynch                   Brooklyn, NY                     W 15
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Sep  5 Charles Ledoux              New Orleans, La                  W 10
Sep 23 Johnny Buff                 New York, NY                     L 15
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Nov 12 Roy Moore                   Brooklyn, NY                     W 15
Dec  9 Packy O'Gatty               Brooklyn, NY                    KO  1
Dec 13 Abe Friedman                Boston, Ma                       W 10
Dec 22 Midget Smith                New York, NY                     L 15

1922
Feb 20 Babe Asher                  New Orleans, La                 TK  7
Apr 24 Roy Moore                   Boston, Ma                       W 10


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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