Cohen, who stood at 5' 3-1/2", won the French bantamweight title in November 1953 and took the European championship three months later.
On September 19, 1954, he decisioned Chamrern Songkitrat in Bangkok for the world title. Later that year, his marriage took place at the Synagogue de la rue des Tournelles, in Paris, presided by Rabbi David Feuerwerker.
In January 1955, Cohen was stripped of his title by the National Boxing Association for failing to defend it against Raton Macias. Both theNew York State Athletic Commission and the European Boxing Union continued to recognize Cohen as champion, however.Also in 1955 he was severely injured in an automobile accident. He initially recovered and defended his title, but it finally shortened his career
he eventually lost the title to Mario D'Agata on June 29, 1956.t]e
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His professional record over 43 bouts was 36 wins (13 KOs), 4 losses, and 3 draws.
Cohen, who is Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.