Jewish fighter inducted into Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame

When Julius Kogon, a nice Jewish kid from New Haven, finally chose a profession in the late 1930s, it wasn’t necessarily the kind of choice a Jewish mother would love.

But young Julie, who was born in 1918 and was 20 when he turned pro, had the drive and spirit, the brawn and brains, to make boxing an entirely decent and respectable centerpiece of a fine professional life. Not only has that accomplishment given enjoyment to thousands of enthusiasts over the years, but it also earned Kogon a spot of distinction in the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame.

On Nov. 21, the fifth annual induction ceremony took place in the Uncas Ballroom at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville. The ceremony also inducted boxers Dan Cosgrove, Jack Delaney, Sal DiMartino, John Scully and Vito Tallarita. Showtime network commentator Steve Farhood hosted the event.

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