Boxing legend Jake 'The Raging Bull' LaMotta dies at the age of 95

Legendary boxer Jake 'The Raging Bull' LaMotta dies at the age of 95.

Boxing legend Jake LaMotta has died at the age of 95 following complications from pneumonia, his wife Denise has confirmed.

The American sportsman, nicknamed The Raging Bull, was a former middleweight champion who won 83 of his 106 professional bouts between 1941 and 1954.

Thirty of those victories were by way of knockout, and the New York-born boxer also recorded four draws, as well as 19 defeats during his career in the ring.

LaMotta's wife Denise told TMZ: "I just want people to know, he was a great, sweet, sensitive, strong, compelling man with a great sense of humor, with eyes that danced."

The fighter had a fierce rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson, whom he fought six times but only managed to win one of those meetings.

LaMotta was the subject of the Martin Scorsese-directed film Raging Bull, in which Robert De Niro portrayed the boxer.

Carl Froch of Britain celebrates after beating Lucian Bute of Romania during their IBF World Super Middleweight Title boxing match in Nottingham central England on May 26, 2012
Read Next:
Froch embarking on Hollywood career
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand