Boxing legend, “Raging Bull” inspiration Jake LaMotta dies at 95

(WTNH)–Boxing has lost a legendary fighter.

Jake LaMotta, the fighter whose life was portrayed in the movie “Raging Bull,” passed away on Wednesday. He was 95 years old.

LaMotta had 106 career fights, winning 83 of them. His most famous fights were the ones against Sugar Ray Robinson, whom he beat in 1943, becoming the first man to do so.

LaMotta was known for his ability to take a punch, and he had quite a life, as you can read all about in this Guardian article. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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