Jake LaMotta

Born in July 10th, 1922

From The Bronx - New York - USA

Jake LaMotta Biography

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, L'arnaqueur (1961) with Paul Newman. - IMDb Mini Biography

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Jake LaMotta Movies

The Raging Bull Poster
May 29, 2022
The Real Rocky Poster
October 25, 2011
New Jack City Poster
March 8, 1991
Mob War Poster
October 11, 1989
Maniac Cop Poster
May 13, 1988

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