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A legend passes – Jake LaMotta


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A legend passes – Jake LaMotta

The world middleweight champion from the Bronx whose turbulent life of violence and aggression in and out of the ring was made into a feature film in 1980 entitled “Raging Bull,” died Tuesday at the age of 95.

The boxing Hall of Famer, who went 83-19 with 30 knockouts in 106 career fights, began his boxing career in 1941 after he was rejected from serving in the military due to a medical issue.
The Bronx native, who had an superhuman ability to absorb punishment, earned the nickname “The Raging Bull” for his rough style in the ring as a middleweight fighter. LaMotta’s most noteworthy bouts included his six-fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson, of which he won just one.



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