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Jake LaMotta

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Jake LaMotta had one of the best chins in boxing history. In over 110 fights against the greatest middleweights in history, LaMotta was only knocked to the canvas once in his entire 14 year career. Turning pro in the early 1940s, Lamotta ran up an impressive undefeated streak before losing. He was the first fighter to defeat the great Sugar Ray Robinson (Robinson was 40-0). Claimed to have "taken a dive" against "Blackjack" Billy Fox in New York City. Fox was 49-1 with 49 knockouts. Captured the World's Middleweight Title from the legendary Frenchman Marcel Cerdan. Made two successful title defenses. Was knocked down by light-heavyweight Danny Nardico in West Palm Beach, Florida in the early 1950s. Made an ill advised comeback and lost to Billy Kilgore in Miami Beach. Ran a popular nightclub on Miami Beach in the 1950s. Served a short prison term. Acted in the movie, The Hustler (1961) with Paul Newman.  See full bio on IMDb »

Roy Jones Jr. Praises Jake LaMotta, 'Top 10 Boxer Of All Time'

Roy Jones Jr.
Praises Jake LaMotta 'Top 10 Boxer Of All Time'

Roy Jones Jr. says Jake LaMotta is one of the 10 greatest fighters EVER -- and says the late, great boxer had a very real impact on his own legendary career.  "He taught me that no matter… READ MORE >

Jake LaMotta Dead, Robert De Niro Mourns 'Raging Bull'

Jake LaMotta
'Raging Bull' Boxer Dead ... De Niro Pays Tribute

8:54 AM PT -- Robert De Niro just issued a statement on LaMotta's passing, "Rest in Peace, Champ." Boxing legend Jake LaMotta -- the champ who was played by Robert De Niro in the movie… READ MORE >

- 484 days ago
Jake 'Raging Bull' LaMotta -- Sued Over Sequel Flick ... It's a Cheap Knockoff!!!

Jake 'Raging Bull' LaMotta
Sued Over Sequel Flick -- It's a Cheap Knockoff!!!

Boxing legend Jake "Raging Bull" LaMotta -- played by Robert DeNiro in the famous movie of the same name -- is being sued by MGM Studios because Jake green-lit a crappy sequel without its… READ MORE >

- 2388 days ago
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