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Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta is an American retired professional boxer, former World Middleweight Champion, and stand-up comedian. Nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull", LaMotta was a rough fighter, who although not particularly a big puncher, would subject his opponents to vicious beatings in the ring. With use of constant stalking, brawling and inside fighting, he developed the reputation for being a 'bully', and is often referred to today as a swarmer and a slugger. Due to his style of fighting, LaMotta often got as much as he was giving in an era of great middleweights; with a thick skull and jaw muscles, LaMotta was able to absorb incredible amounts of punishment over the course of his career, and is thought to have one of the greatest chins in boxing history. LaMotta's six fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson is one of the most notable in the sport, with LaMotta winning just one of the bouts, although each one was close and LaMotta dropped Robinson multiple times. LaMotta, who has lived a turbulent life in and out of the ring, was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 film Raging Bull.

Jake LaMotta
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LaMotta in a postcard dated 1952
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Real name Giacobbe LaMotta
Nickname(s) The Bronx Bull
The Raging Bull
Rated at Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Reach 67 in (170 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1921-07-10) July 10, 1921 (age 95)
The Bronx, New York City, New York
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 106
Wins 83
Wins by KO 30
Losses 19
Draws 4
No contests 0

Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta (born July 10, 1921) is an American retired professional boxer, former World Middleweight Champion, and stand-up comedian. Nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull", LaMotta was a rough fighter, who although not particularly a big puncher, would subject his opponents to vicious beatings in the ring. With use of constant stalking, brawling and inside fighting, he developed the reputation for being a 'bully', and is often referred to today as a swarmer and a slugger. Due to his style of fighting, LaMotta often got as much as he was giving in an era of great middleweights; with a thick skull and jaw muscles, LaMotta was able to absorb incredible amounts of punishment over the course of his career, and is thought to have one of the greatest chins in boxing history. LaMotta's six fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson is one of the most notable in the sport, with LaMotta winning just one of the bouts, although each one was close and LaMotta dropped Robinson multiple times. LaMotta, who has lived a turbulent life in and out of the ring, was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 film Raging Bull.

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