A member of the United States boxing team at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, Vogel finished in fifth place in the featherweight class.
Called the "pocket edition of Benny Leonard" by Ring magazine, Vogel began his professional career in 1921. A lightweight, he defeated future world champion Jimmy Goodrich in a 10-round decision in December, 1923. Three years later, Vogel defeated contender Billy Petrolle in a 10-round decision. Never given a title shot, Sammy fought until 1928 and defeated Tommy Jordan and Eddie Elkins in decisionsbefore retiring that year with 39 wins in 48 career decisions.
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Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
When Boxing Was A Jewish Sport, by Allan Bodner (Connecticut: Praeger, 1997)