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Sammy Vogel

Full name: Samuel "Sammy" Vogel
Gender: Male
Born: July 28, 1902 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Pastime AC, Syracuse (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Sammy Vogel was one of six children born to Polish-Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side of New York. He fought for the Pastime Athletic Club as an amateur. He turned professional shortly after the 1920 Olympics, winning his first bout against Hilly Levine in October 1920. Vogel fought through 1928, winning 43 bouts, losing 15, with 3 draws. Vogel was called “the pocket edition of Benny Leonard” by Ring Magazine, but he never fought for any major titles, although in December 1923 he defeated future world champion Jimmy Goodrich in a 10-round decision. Vogel later became a local union organizer in New York.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Bantamweight United States USA 5T

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1920-08-22 Hébrants (BEL) , Vogel (USA)
1920 Summer 17 Antwerpen Boxing United States USA Round One Match #8 1 1920-08-21 Vogel (USA) , Cochon (FRA) decision
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