Born Joseph Robert LoScalzo in Philadelphia, PA., Wolgast turned pro in 1925 and was considered one of the fastest boxers of his time. He marveled fans with his inventive antics in the ring. He boxed world class Corp. Izzy Schwartz in a no decision bout in 1927.
Wolgast, who was managed by Chris Dundee, defeated Black Bill for the vacant New York State Athletic Commission world flyweight title in 1930.
Wolgast drew with Frankie Genaro in a bout for the vacant world title. He successfully defended his title against Ruby Bradley and Willie LaMorte and also scored non-title wins over Lou Salica, Speedy Dado, Pete Sanistol and Juan Zurita before losing his crown to Small Montana, September 16, 1935.
Wolgast continued to box until 1940.
Born: July 18, 1910
Died: Oct. 19, 1955