Boxer Jake LaMotta Immortalized In The Movie “Raging Bull” Dies
(Miami, FL) — Former middleweight champion boxer Jake LaMotta is dead at the age of 95. LaMotta was the subject of the 1980 Robert DeNiro movie “Raging Bull.” LaMotta’s wife says he died of complications from pneumonia and was living in a nursing home in Miami. Known for his boxing battles with Sugar Ray Robinson, LaMotta held the middleweight boxing title from 1949 until 1951. He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. LaMotta went 83-19-and-4 during his boxing career with 30 knockouts. He often fought multiple times in a month earning a reputation as a brawler.
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