8. Pete Herman

Years active: 1912-1922

Fight Record: 69- 11-8, 61 no-decisions, 19 KO

Championships: bantamweight (2x)

Pete Herman (Pietro Gulotta) of New Orleans was a bundle of fistic dynamite whose body punching and superior inside fighting and toughness enabled him to win the world bantamweight title twice. He won the title in 1917 from Kid Williams and held it for three years before losing it to Joe Lynch. He regained it from Lynch in 1921. In the same year Herman travelled to London and knocked out the legendary Jimmy Wilde in the seventeenth round in a catchweight contest at the Royal Albert Hall. Failing eyesight forced him into early retirement in the following year. He was never floored in 149 battles.

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