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Jake LaMotta Biography

The "bronx Bull", Middleweight Champ, A Fall From Grace, Chronology, Personal Tragedy And The Later YearsSELECTED WRITINGS BY LAMOTTA:


American boxer

Jake LaMotta grew up a street kid whose skills with his fists earned him the amateur light heavyweight championship's Diamond Belt. At nineteen, he began a pro career that would include eighty-three wins (including thirty by knockouts), nineteen losses, and four draws. After retiring from boxing, he developed a comedy routine that drew on his fighting experiences and his failed relationships.


(With Joseph Carter and Peter Savage) Raging Bull: My Story, Prentice-Hall, 1970.

(With Chris Anderson and Sharon McGehee) Raging Bull II, Lyle Stuart, 1986.

Sketch by Sheila Velazquez

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