Friday, 22 June, 2018

Jake LaMotta, the man who inspired Raging Bull, has died

Boxer Jake La Motta 'The Raging Bull' Legendary Boxer Jake LaMotta Dies at 95
Frederick Owens | 22 September, 2017, 02:07

The mob did give LaMotta his shot at the title, though, and he made good on it, defeating French-Algerian Marcel Cerdan in 1949 to win the middleweight crown.

The retired boxer, whose memoir inspired the 1980 film Raging Bull, died in a nursing home after complications from pneumonia, LaMotta's wife, Denise Baker, told TMZ.

In the fight before he lost the title, LaMotta saved the championship in movie-script fashion against Laurent Dauthuille.

Raging Bull, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, won an Oscar for De Niro and is now regarded as a modern classic.

"He's the toughest guy I ever fought, I never knew anyone who was more aggressive and rough as he", Robinson said years later.

A major black mark on LaMotta's career came in 1947 when it was suspected that he threw a fight to Billy Fox.

"Renowned for his strong chin, and the punishment he could take, and dish out, LaMotta was knocked down only once - in a 1952 loss to light-heavyweight Danny Nardico - in his 106 fights".

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LaMotta was born on July 10, 1922, in New York City's Lower East Side but was raised in the Bronx. LaMotta sent Robinson sprawling on the ropes in the eighth round, and the bell rang seconds before the match likely would have ended in a knockout.

"And when I went after them with an ice pick, they ran away", he said.

"If the referee had held up another 30 more seconds, Sugar Ray would have collapsed from hitting me", LaMotta later joked.

Hollywood took an interest in the boxer's life after the release of his book, "Raging Bull: My Story". "I sparred with people with gear on, but we were careful", De Niro told Time magazine. Robinson's response? He "looked at me like I was insane". After an undefeated amateur career, he turned pro in 1941 at the age of just 19. For the purposes of comparison, you can set aside Robinson's other 194 fights and simply recognize that going 5-1 against LaMotta was a herculean labor far more impressive than all of Mayweather's victories put together.

"From the sublime to the ridiculous".

"I'm no angel", he said in a 2005 interview with The Associated Press. "I guess they figure that I suffered enough during my boxing career, now is the time for me to have some fun". His two sons both died in 1998, one from cancer and one in a plane crash.

LaMotta is survived by Baker and his four daughters.

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