LaMotta vs. Robinson I – VI

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.

Middleweight Title

LaMotta won the World Middleweight title on June 16, 1949 in Detroit, defeating Frenchman Marcel Cerdan. LaMotta won the first round, Cerdan the second, and the third was even.

Raging Bull

The film, Raging Bull, released in 1980, was initially only a minor box office success, but eventually became a huge critical success both for director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro.

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By The Numbers

Height: 5'8"

Weight: 170lbs.

Reach: 67"

Nickname: Bronx Bull, The Raging Bull

Division: Middleweight

Stance: Orthodox

Fighting out of: Bronx, New York, USA

Record: 83 W (30 KOs) - 19 L - 4 D

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Raging Bull

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta's memoir Raging Bull: My Story. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family. Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci as Joey, LaMotta's well-intentioned brother and manager who tries to help Jake battle his inner demons, and Cathy Moriarty as his wife. The film features supporting roles from Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana and Frank Vincent.


“He’s the toughest guy I ever fought, I never knew anyone who was more aggressive and rough as he,”

Sugar Ray Robinson

“I fought Sugar Ray Robinson so many times, it’s a wonder I don’t have diabetes.”

Jake LaMotta


Jake LaMotta at 94: Down Memory Lane with the Raging Bull

Centered around the 74th anniversary of Jake LaMotta and Sugar Ray Robinson’s 2nd fight, this article by Bernard Fernandez on The Sweet Science’s website is an awesome Q&A with The Raging Bull himself.  SOURCE: www.TheSweetScience.com

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