Sammy Angott

A game and willing fighter, unafraid to fight everyone from featherweights to welterweights, Sammy Angott proved one of the toughest customers in boxing.

An awkward but effective fighter, Sammy Angott fought in multiple divisions during the 1930s and 1940s, briefly reigning as lightweight champion, with defeats of Davey Day in 1940 and Lew Jenkins in 1941. The win against Jenkins effectively consolidated his claim as the world’s title holder.

Fighting boxers in weight classes from the featherweight to the welterweight ranks, Angott fashioned an overall record of 99-28-8, including a decision over the legendary Willy Pep, handing Pep the first loss in 137 fights.

Sammy Angott died at age 65 in 1980. He was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1977 and to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1988.