Born in Foggia, Italy, Bogash came to the U.S. in 1907, and began fighting professionally at age 15.
At age 17, he became the Nutmeg State’s youngest Lightweight Champion by defeating Battling Kunz and, at age 19, won the Welterweight Championship of Connecticut by defeating Dave Palitz.
Lou gave Bridgeport its first world championship fight, boxing World Champion Jack Britton to a controversial Draw, however, Britton refused to engage Lou in a rematch. In 1923, he won the N.Y.S.B.C. Elimination Tournament for their version of the middleweight Championship, KOing Charles Nashert Fitzsimmons for the belt. Among world champion caliber fighters Bogash defeated were Mickey Walker, Tommy Loughran, Jock Malone, Mike McTigue, Mike O’Dowd, and Tiger Flowers, finishing his career with a 100-16-13 record with 39 knockouts.